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I am desperate for a diagnosis as I am usually very fit, healthy

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I am desperate for a diagnosis as I am usually very fit, healthy and lots of energy but my symptoms are really wiping me out.
I have a goitre which is painful however my T3 & T4 results are normal but TSH is low
I am thoroughly exhausted all the time
I have painful headaches every morning but I drink loads of water all day, before bed and in the morning.
I have lots of muscular aches
I am short of breath and having anxiety like feelings
I am losing hair
My theory into why I have the goitre and feeling so poorly is that I have overdosed on almonds & Cashews, I was eating 2-3 big handfuls a day for months, not realising that they are bad for you if you have too many.
My GP doesn't think that my symptoms are connected to my goitre but I disagree
Please can you give me your opinion ?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
You have hyperthyroidism. That is obviously what is going on.
Your thyroid is going too fast making you exhausted
You need a radioactive thyroid scan.
You might need meds to suppress the thyroid or an ablation.
The almonds are likely a coincidence
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

My blood tests came back normal for T3 & T4 and so my GP said that I do not have Hyperthyoidism.
I am booked to see a specialist at the hospital but when the doctor tried to refer me for a scan it was refused.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Ok. Your TSH is low though.
This indicates hyperthyroidism
I would ask your doctor to try methimazole. It will help
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
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