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#1 BettyC

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 08:27 AM

I have pain in the front part of my neck (kind of like where a mans adams apple would be) and swelling. Called the dr this morning and she put me on predinisone. Just wondering if anyone else has had these symptoms?

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 08:42 AM

Hi Betty ,

This was Gareth last fall....always grabbing at this throat and saying 'hurt.'
The doctor got him a swallowing test done to see if something was wrong with his neck and it showed his esophagus had stopped working. His food was sitting in the esophagus....thus the feeling in the throat area. I'd ask your doctor for a swallowing/esophageal test. Gareth will have to have another study done to see if his stomach is empyting correctly becuase for the past week he has been telling me his stomach 'is hard.' He's not much for communicating so I am not too sure what we will find. I feel like I am 'crying wolf' all the time now trying to figure this kid out.

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 10:57 AM

Margaret has a good point, Betty. I am not a medical professional, but the source of this pain could be a number of things. Examination by a doctor would be recommended. Is the prescription for prednisone something she was going to do anyway, or was this only a result of the phone call about neck pain? I would ask for an examination.
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Posted 21 May 2007 - 11:27 AM

Hi Betty,

I must say I'm kind of surprised that your doctor immediately put you on prednisone. It could be thyroid related. I'm not a doctor but I am a nurse, and I would encourage you to make a face to face appointment with your doctor so he/she can palpate (touch, feel) that area and make sure you don't have a goiter and some complications due to hyperthyroidism.
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Posted 21 May 2007 - 03:00 PM

Betty,
When I read your post I had the same idea as Sweet. I agree that you might want to see the doctor about this one.

I have had a painful area under the ear and on the neck, but never at the Adam's Apple area.
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#6 BettyC

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 04:28 AM

Ok, the dr sent me for a thyroid ultrasound and tons of blood work. I was called this week with the results, I have two nodules on my thyroid and some of the blood work came back off. She is thinking I have Hashimotos Disease but I have to go for some more tests next week. I will also have to go have a biopsy of the nodules. Anyone else have this?

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 04:56 AM

Ahhhh so it was thyroid. :( Sorry to hear that. One of my best friends has Hashimoto's Disease and she manages it very well.

Do keep us posted on your upcoming tests.

Hang in there....
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Posted 07 June 2007 - 06:35 AM

I am glad you were able to get some definitive results, even though it means you have another problem for your portfolio. There are a few people on site with Hashimoto's, so hopefully they will step up to share their personal experiences. Good luck with the tests and biopsy.
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Posted 07 June 2007 - 04:18 PM

Hi Betty,

I have hashimoto's thyroiditis or autoimmune thyroid disease. I don't have any nodules on my thyroid gland.

Basically with AI thyroid disease, antibodies are attacking the thyroid gland resulting in hypothyroidism (under active thyroid). If necessary your doctor will prescribe a form of thryoid hormone replacement. Your levels will be monitored at intervals to be sure that you are staying at a good place. Endocrinologists are the specialists who monitor this type of disease although many people are comfortable having their internist manage it.

Good luck with your tests. Be sure to let us know how you biopsy comes out.

xoxo emmie

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 10:30 PM

Betty, I had severe throid toxicosis and had to have my thyroid removed, actually, I took one of those pills that kills the thyroid and am on medication now, and things are going well. Taking that pill was really anti-climatic.