- Do you have a hard time swallowing or breathing?
- Have you been coughing more recently?
- Have you had problems maintaining your weight?
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Jun 1, 2017 at 2:20pm
Great article! This happened to me recently during a physical as well. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (spelling?) a few months back and am now taking synthroid. I never noticed the lump on my neck until my obgyn pointed it out. Glad for early awareness.
May 4, 2017 at 12:44am
Hi Tara, Thanks for reading! We’re glad you found this helpful. Best, Taylar
May 4, 2017 at 12:42am
Thank you for your story, Angela! Best, Taylar
May 3, 2017 at 6:31pm
Reading this felt like I was reading my own story. I never had a primary care doctor but after I turned 40 in 2012 I decided I should start doing a bit more to make sure I stay healthy plus BCBSM was offering incentives for getting physicals and I never took advantage of them before. It still took me a few more years to act on it but I finally went in 2015 and I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. (That was unexpected!) I had hair loss, weight gain, fatigue and a few other symptoms that I blamed on being in my 40's,, yeeeaaahhhh,, I WAS WRONG!!! I've been taking levothyroxine (faithfully) for just over a year and I will have to take it for the rest of my life but my hair is growing back and the weight is coming off (slowly), so I'm ok with that. I am truly grateful for the programs that BCBSM has in place because without them,, I would probably still be putting it off.
May 3, 2017 at 1:20pm
This is my story as well, word for word. I see a specialist at least once a year to monitor my thyroids for the past 5 years. I've had no changes in the growth. I just had my physical this year and my primary recommended me to do another ultrasound for a more thorough look. So far no major issues. My advice is to make sure you keep your appointments and see your specialist just to monitor them.