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    Swollen thyroid and normal blood tests
    dkgonzalez posted:
    I have had several symptoms that point to a thyroid disorder for several months now- 4 months to be exact. When the doctor does his blood tests, they come back normal, every single one. My first symptom was frequent urination, then came the fainting spells, intolerance towards heat, and constant hunger (I have to eat every 3 hours). It wasn't until I started feeling a stabbing throat pain that I got referred to an ear nose and throat specialist who saw my thyroid was swollen on an ultrasound.

    Despite seeing my thyroid as swollen, he stated that my thyroid is functioning well because my blood tests come back normal, and thus only prescribed ibuprofen to decrease the swelling. I got sent to do an MRI because my left eye is twitching and feels a lot pf pressure. I got prescribed fluoxetine for depression because I'm very sleepy all the time and because doctors cannot find a cause to all of my symptoms, so they attributed all of this to depression. I do not feel depressed in the slightest and have not taken the fluoxetine.

    I have researched myself online and found that my symptoms seem to fall into Grave's disease. I have mentioned this to my doctor, but they rebutted my theory because my blood tests were normal. Can a person have a normal blood test and still have Grave's disease?

    The following are my test results.
    Thyroglobulin: <1
    Thyroid peroxidase antibodies: 1
    T3 uptake: 29
    T4(thyroxine: 8.5
    Free t4 index (t7): 2.5
    TSH: 0.51
    Cortisol: 21.2
    TBII: 2
    liya8 responded:


    Have you looked into adrenal issues. Your symptoms could also be high cortisol and adrenal problems. The frequent urination, eye pressure, being sleepy all the time, depression could also be adrenal related.

    Good information on adrenals can also be found here.

    In my case I have low cortisol levels.

    Hope this is of some help.

    Best wishes

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