For over two years I've had problems that have been dismissed after tests have come back normal. It started with panic attacks out of the blue, then right sided pain in my abdomen, flank, and lower back. After that I developed muscular TMJ that goes back and forth between sides, but mostly on left.
Lately I've been having irregular menstrual cycles, tongue swelling where I wake up with teeth indentations in my tongue, dry tongue no matter how much I drink and a weird dry coating on my tongue, hoarseness and having to clear my throat with occasional dry coughing episodes (mostly in morning). The tongue problems seem to go away right before my period, then come back right at the end.
I've noticed a lump in my neck next to my adam's apple that when I push on it it kind of makes a "pop" feeling, as if it's being popped behind something or to the side. I can't see the lump normally, but when I put my head back and swallow it is noticable. I know that my thyroid is below my adam's apple, but the lump is next to it. I'm wondering if it could be related to the muscular TMJ problem, or maybe a thyroid problem.
I've only had my TSH tested and my doctor's won't run anymore tests because they think I dwell too much on small things.
My TSH in January 2006 was 1.3
TSH in January 2007 was 2.2
I'm thinking of going to a doctor outside my plan and asking for a full thyroid panel. Anyone have similar problems or suggestions, I would love any input.
Thanks so much.