Is that treatable? Cancer?
Hello.. I’m Cheyenna.
I’m new. I’ll share my story and I have a few questions.
I’m 45.. about a year ago ( Jan 17) I noticed wieght gain ( actual 45 pd within this year).. in the middle of this I had moved/ remarried. I called it ‘happy fat’ tho I knew better. Around Aug ( after my wedding) I became fatigued all the time. Tired, work made me sore, unmotivated. So in Nov I quit smoking after 30 yrs thinking that was my issue. Almost instantly after stopping smoking the fatigue became worse.. adding in shortness of breath and a strange feeling. My belly felt hard? Putting on shoes had me out of breath. Walking up steps made me out of breath. I felt like a 500 pd person tho I was only 180.
A few weeks ago I noticed swelling in my hands and face. I had swelling in my feet before that I chalked up to 12 hr work shifts. Googled symptoms ( always a bad thing) was at the doctor that day ( was sure I had heart issues)
She suspected my thyroid. Did some blood work. Quick results I was dxd with hypothyroidism..a few days later after more blood work it became hashimotos.
I started levothyroxine (50mg I believe, tho it’s not in front of me).. they said take it for 6 weeks ( recheck) and to have a thyroid Ultrasound ( planned for the 12th)
Within a few days of taking the meds the swelling is just about gone.. esp in my belly ( which was causing the odd feeling. Didn’t realize my belly was swollen).. I actually feel better ( not as tired, etc)
So after all this googling hasimotos.. I’m wondering about some other things I didn’t think went with this, but maybe it does.
I snore..at night like everyone. A few months ago I noticed I snore awake. When I’m relaxed, washing dishes, working. I’ll catch myself snoring. Its like a throat snore. Like my throat is relaxing ( falling down).. it’s odd and embarrassing.. I’ve Googled it and it throws out thyroid.
And I know with the ultrasound they are checking for nodules? Is that treatable? Cancer?
And at what point do they remove your thyroid? My husband’s mother had hers removed, but he’s not sure why?
And just your basic what are the common issues with his dx. What should I expect?