What steroids did he put you on? Has he done a thyroid u/s? A second opinion certainly couldn't hurt.
All my thyroid problems started during my pregnancy with my oldest son (now 2.5 years old) and it hasn't been right ever since. I also have hashimoto's and thyroid cancer.
After my youngest son was born (10/06) I sunk into a hole both physically and emotionally that I wasn't sure I could get out of. I called my doctor who prescribed Lexapro. I feel like a whole new person. I also switched endos and he stays up on my thyroid levels more efficiently.
He put me on prednisone. I was on 60mg a day and have tapered down to where I will be finished with them on Thursday.
What is u/s?
I am already on Lexapro and they do not want to up my dose yet becuase they want to see what else is going on. I am in so much pain along with the depression and anexiety. They gave me a "fast acting" pill to help with anxiety too. They say that they don't want to change anything else until they get what is wrong figured out. It is just a mess.
Thank you for your post! I appreciate it!
You should get an ultrasound (u/s) of your thyroid and neck. Well, that's good that they're not just passing it off as depression and anxiety. Just out of curiousity, what is the anxiety medication you are on?
How long have you been with this doctor? I would get a second opinion.
I have been faithful in this doctor because he dealt very well with my step father who had tyroid probelms and diabetes issues. He aslo let me through my pregnancy and having gestational diabetes. It just seems like when he comes to my thryoid, he is not helping me as well as I am used to...I am thinking a second opinion is needed right now too!