I had the same problem with a doctor I was seeing, she wasn't concerned that I have a huge goiter either and my symptoms weren't getting any better. I finally switched doctors and told my new doctor all the problems I was having which were all the same you mentioned but my hair is actually falling out and I don't sleep at night, so she sent me to the lab and at the time I was on 75mg and it still can back low so she ordered an ultrasound, which came back to show I have a multi nodular goiter, from there I did a radioactive scan and it came back showing I have cold nodes, I got referred to an endocrinologist and right now I am waiting on a date for surgery to have my thyroid removed and sent off for a biopsy. The endocrinologist did change my meds to 88mg and wants me to take only name brand synthryoid, I've been on that for almost 2 full weeks now and have lost 6 pounds, I'm still not feeling that much different in no energy or anything but she told me to give that some time and I should be able to feel a difference. If you can change your doctor or ask your current doctor to send you to an endocrinologist.View Thread
I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and I have a larger goiter, my doctor recently decided to look into it a little more because I've been having problems sleeping, no energy and weight gain. I did an ultrasound first which showed multiple nodules ranging in size up to 2cm, so then I did a radioactive thyroid scan which showed I have cold nodes. I saw the endocrinologist and she wants to do a biopsy possibly surgery but she wants to double check the size of the nodes because the first ultrasound wasn't very clear. I was wanting other thoughts on having my thyroid removed, I have people telling me I will feel better once I have it done and the meds are adjusted right and others tell me it's a big mistake and I will never have any energy if they take out my thyroid. I want to be able to ask my doctor lots of questions before this surgery to make sure there is no other options in getting it fixed.View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.