What were your symptoms prior to being diagnosed? Anyone else really tired?

128 Answers

W.Kirk87
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Woke up one morning couldn't turn my head (swollen neck) and extremely lathargic


d_rolande
Answered 8 months ago    reply

None


satisfiedklutz
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Hair loss. Weight gain n fatigue have been my symptoms n throbbing in my neck..Absolutely no energy to do my normal activities like Cook clean etc..Scheduled for total thyroidectomy jan 24th


jeffery.bitner
Answered 8 months ago    reply

No symptoms. Had a lump in my neck. Biopsies inconclusive. First surgery which removed lump determined thyca diagnosis.


p_west
Answered 8 months ago    reply

None


boyce.sasha
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Constant pressure on my lower throat


Caudillo.squiggly
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I thought I had strep throat


a.ollie72
Answered 8 months ago    reply

None


tonja_aberrant
Answered 8 months ago    reply

None, it was found on an MRI that wasn't even for my thyroid.

S.Eliz
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Same here.


agressive_porcupine
Answered 8 months ago    reply

neck pain


carolynn.arredondo62
Answered 8 months ago    reply

None


Q.Hazlett65
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I had bad nigth sweats once in a while and pain in my throat lasting few seconds


H.Santa70
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I had no symptoms.


IlaWear
Answered 8 months ago    reply

None


sorry_hamster
Answered 8 months ago    reply

None. I went in for my annual check, my Obgyn felt my neck and sent me for an ultrasound right then. She walked me over there herself same sal. 1 week later I was in surgery.


puryear_gratified
Answered 8 months ago    reply

None


immodestCrystle
Answered 8 months ago    reply

None. Just s lump in my throat


phobicrattlesnake73
Answered 8 months ago    reply

None. I found a lump on my neck


kristofer
Answered 8 months ago    reply

J yes!! I was exhausted. Constantly fatigued. I was talking asleep at a moment's notice and was physically exhausted all the time!


lanell_69
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Not a one.


terrance_rives
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Nada, zip , zilch.... had a biopsy just based on family history and boom... winner winner


satisfiedklutz
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I usually hit a down ward around 230-330 feel like all my energy gets zapped outta me


Quinton.Asley90
Answered 8 months ago    reply

None, just a lump on the side of my neck


risa.lyman
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I had none. But. After my total thyroidectomy and getting my meds regulated I had more energy. I do t think it was working right for years, even though my numbers looked ok


ali.scandalous
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Hard to swallow food. My nose literally would feel plugged all the time. Continuously being treat for sinus infections. Very Hoarse voice. Just in general did not feel well.


marrow79
Answered 8 months ago    reply

None....discovered it myself by accident.

harp
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Same here

Stillwell_Else45
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Same here


Sherilyn_alert
Answered 8 months ago    reply

My voice had changed a bit and my skin and hair were extremely dry I had a dry patch on the side of my face it was so bad. Oh and I had a big lump in the side of my neck


pare
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Exhausted. Gained weight.


lanell_69
Answered 8 months ago    reply

What exactly are you experiencing? We are all so different.


lanell_69
Answered 8 months ago    reply

You could just have thyroid issues and not cancer.

satisfiedklutz
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I have hashmitos diagnosed 8yrs ago n just found mass n biopsy came back for papillary carcinoma scheduled for total thyroidectomy jan 24th

cathy82
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I been diagnosed the same exact idk when my total thyroidectomy will be until maybe the 11th idk if it gas to do with the cancer but i been feeling nauseas dizzy and light headed

cathy82
Answered 8 months ago    reply

My bp and heart rate go up as well but may just be the thyroid issues itself


NMerry
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Totally exhausted, neck enlarged, looked "swollen" under my chin, difficulty losing weight; honestly, I had so many symptoms that by the time I went to the dr, I KNEW I had cancer, I didn't know what kind, but I was literally scared I was just dying and would be dead in less than a year. I was only a stage one.

Dacosta.Helene
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Same


sammy.belisle28
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Loss of hair and skin discoloration from my olive skin tone to bluish gray tone.

definitivesomers
Answered 8 months ago    reply

This is something I noticed, too. I had a beautiful shade on skin, always looked tan (like my name KR is tan) without trying...like 18m or so, I'm a different shade and more Grey Alien look


McCarron.Katrina18
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I didn't have any symptoms my levels were all in the norm and never felt tired my sasha Dr found a lump on my thyroid in a physical


IshamCharli89
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Tired all the time!!! Had a chest ct done for another reason and the nodule showed on that.


Shelton.66
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Cough that wouldn't go away. Turns out the tickle in my chest was caused by my trachea being deviated due to a large nodule.


purser_melani16
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I was tired all the time I had terrible sweats like I would just break out in a horrible sweat even when it was freezing outside it was horrible. My whole head would get drenched and I am a public speaker and I used to have a lot of power in my voice and when I tried to raise my voice to speak it would sound like laryngitis I had no power no more

sal_85
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I got those sweats too, like nothing I could ever imagine. I would wake in the middle of the night with my body burning up, really terrible sensation of heat. Then there'd be a few moments relief, then finally my body would just erupt with insanely intense sweating. Tapered off after a while, and completely ended with my total thyroidectomy.

purser_melani16
Answered 8 months ago    reply

OMG YES they're horrible they go away for a while but then I have a reoccurrence it's just horrible and embarrassing to just break out in a sweat

sal_85
Answered 8 months ago    reply

The intensity of it, and the fact that it's always hanging over your head as you wonder when it's gonna happen again... Awful. But it DOES go away eventually!

purser_melani16
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Praying for that sal you never know when your going to get them They say you can live without a thyroid but they don't tell you how awful it is to do so


KoriFiedler
Answered 8 months ago    reply

No energy, tired 24/7, dry hair and skin, weight gain while working with a personal trainer( He thought I was stopping at Dunkin Donuts after my workouts and I thought he sucked at being a personal trainer) He was actually the one to suggest seeing my doctor and having blood work done.


satisfiedklutz
Answered 8 months ago    reply

What was your diagnoses Melani


purser_melani16
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Thyroid cancer but it had already spread into my lymph nodes 22 of them they are monitoring lymph nodes that are getting bigger and they are also concerned about polyps in my esophagus if I had insurance I could have gotten it in time they said. Magnolia

purser_melani16
Answered 8 months ago    reply

It's been a horrible 2 years I'm still going through things

sal_85
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I really feel for you. My detection/treatment were delayed and complicated by lack of insurance, which adds so many extra dimensions of anxiety to the experience. All that said, this was '94, and here I am decades later alive 'n' bitchin.

purser_melani16
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I'm still fighting through it'll take a lot to get to me but it has woke up other things in me Pandora's Box was opened rheumatoid arthritis is one of the damn issues I have to deal with now on top of everything else. I was working my job cut back hours so they do have to pay for insurance I couldn't afford the insurance package through Obamacare that I needed so I just said I'm not quitting my job I have other bills to pay if it wasn't for my job closing 3 years later the nodules had quadrupled in size and spread on

sal_85
Answered 8 months ago

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purser_melani16
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I will thank you it's better to talk to someone that knows what you're going through and can understand it


kam.p
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Nodules, couldn't swallow, lost voice frequently, misdiagnosed for almost 3yrs based on pathology and doctors telling me I was healthy bc I am young. Extreme fatigue, forgetful, to name some

bollie
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Did you have any genetic testing done. Just curious been going through biopsies myself. Dr. from 2nd biopsy reported a few false statements in his report. So now with me still not feeling well I'm wondering how much I should trust the genetic test results.


obsessed.Borders
Answered 8 months ago    reply

1. So tired all the time
2. Change in behavior...I was angry all the time
3. Had problem w thyroid in late teens doc said I might have problems later in life
I listened. Caught cancer very early. Cancer free

satisfiedklutz
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Oh my word this describes me to a T did they remove it?? Did u have to have treatment

obsessed.Borders
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Yep

obsessed.Borders
Answered 8 months ago    reply

total thyroidectomy stage 1

satisfiedklutz
Answered 8 months ago    reply

How long did treatments last?

satisfiedklutz
Answered 8 months ago    reply

That's what I'm hoping for

satisfiedklutz
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I have total thyroidectomy surgery Jan 24th n said they will stage it then

obsessed.Borders
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Treatments?

satisfiedklutz
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Ya like Radioactive??

obsessed.Borders
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Had thyroid taken out
Have to take levo for the rest of my life
Checked by doc every 6 months
Ultrasound once a yr to ensure no growth
Hope that helps

satisfiedklutz
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Perfect that's what I'm hoping for

obsessed.Borders
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Because of stage one I has Papillary with follicular varient capsulated I didn't do rai

obsessed.Borders
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Surgeon took out and tested lymph nodes all clear as well as the surrounding tissue

satisfiedklutz
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Good to know was just diagnosed in November

obsessed.Borders
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Breath it's baby steps

obsessed.Borders
Answered 8 months ago    reply

When I got diagnosed I was like ten thousand questions they couldn't answer

satisfiedklutz
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Ty yes I feel like it taking forever have to b patient n trust in God to get me thru

obsessed.Borders
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Once they do the surgery its only part of the puzzle. .once they know what type and stage they'll give you your options

obsessed.Borders
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Start keeping a diary of how you're getting through this it will help you trust me

satisfiedklutz
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Thank you.Mine has been praying music n working out

obsessed.Borders
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Start one tomorrow to help you get through....and use this site to vent or help when you're ready

satisfiedklutz
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Yes I have a few

satisfiedklutz
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I'm just waiting for surgery

satisfiedklutz
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Can't really do anything until then

satisfiedklutz
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I just want this invader out!!!

obsessed.Borders
Answered 8 months ago    reply

That's normal

KoriFiedler
Answered 8 months ago    reply

My PCP saw I had an enlarged neck at 18 while I was with my mom for her exam..He ordered bloodwork but it was fine, he told my mom to watch for problems...Years later in my 30's I was diagnosed


shrader.else
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I was so tired!!!
And i was ganing weight with out changing my diet


satisfiedklutz
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Yes sucks

shrader.else
Answered 8 months ago    reply

life just got harder
When they took it out

satisfiedklutz
Answered 8 months ago    reply

No way??

satisfiedklutz
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Is it harder to lose the weight?? I've been on thyroid meds for 8 yrs now

shrader.else
Answered 8 months ago    reply

My endogronaligst told me u don't eat healthy u will get so fat u don't fit threw door lol
But yes it's hard really hard


satisfiedklutz
Answered 8 months ago    reply

What u mean Else

shrader.else
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Sorry felt asleep lol
Well im always more tired
It's still hard to loose weight
But now my eye visiton getting bad ! My vitamin D levels be low my knees hurt like a old lady and so much more ! And im ojky 29


Carolynn
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I was exhausted!!! Couldn't, wouldn't, literally could not make it out of bed. To the point I thought I had Depression. The only way I got out of bed was because I had kids to take care of. My hair was falling out, i was sweating profusely, I was a hot mess.


lavona.halcomb39
Answered 8 months ago    reply

No symptoms at all. Was just sick a lot that year. After being diagnosed with allergy-induced asthma I was sent to an allergist by Primary doc. Upon entering the exam room, the allergy doc said to me,"Did you know that the right lobe of your thyroid is enlarged?" And, the rest is history.


cheung.c
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Thyroid cancer symptoms I Googled I had them all a sore throat, a cough all the time especially at night, a mouth full of ulcers they told me I had no cancer from a scan I asked them to remove my thyroid as I knew I did have I had five tumours (m) on removal

Lavon_95
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Did pathology show you had cancer? I hate when we know more than the doctors!


Prudence_Valentino
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I had a niggly cough I couldn't shake and difficulty swallowing some times choking


Lavon_95
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I had no symptoms.

kocherscared
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Did you have surgery or did you try to heal yourself naturally? Just wondering.

Lavon_95
Answered 8 months ago    reply

my surgery is scheduled.


Keila_Kam
Answered 8 months ago    reply

No symptoms


oval_Cofer
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I had so much fatigue, itchy skin and unbearable anxiety.


Bobby.Schuette
Answered 8 months ago    reply

swollen left side and my mouth felt hotttt like weird..


R.Jess84
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Yes; extremely fatigued and I am a high-energy person at age 56. My bloodwork showed nothing. Also had hoarseness and lump in my throat feeling but ENT dismissed as allergies; I disagreed. My primary doctor had found nothing upon exam. My instinct told me there was something wrong. I signed up for some testing on my own which included a sonogram of my carotid arteries and bam - found it there -- very early.

W.Kirk87
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I had hoarseness for several years that was dismissed as well


shy.clemmer
Answered 8 months ago    reply

No symptoms at all


small
Answered 8 months ago    reply

No symptoms except 1 sal woke up with a pain in my neck which is when I discover lump.


M_Jovita
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Yes tired, blood pressure was off, dizziness and chronic cough.


carefreehunter83
Answered 8 months ago    reply

-Constant neck pain.
-If I was laying down I couldn’t life my head without instant headache.
-Choke when I would try to eat food.
-So tired I could hardly keep my eyes open.
-peed the bed and I mean full on pee
-horrible cough
-just feeling weak

carefreehunter83
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I waited too long. I thought the neck pain was just stress. It ended up being a golf coral size nodule


Macdonald_interest
Answered 8 months ago

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PFutrell68
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Tired was having trouble with choking. Had compression of my carotid from the mass pressing on it.
Had 3 fine needle biopsies that were all indeterminate.
Mass just kept growing with each pregnancy.


lashandra_g
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Tired, anxiety, and heart palpitations


DXenia
Answered 8 months ago    reply

No symptoms, doctor felt nodules and we started doing yearly ultrasound


fortunate.collard
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Tired, anxiety started, worse foggy brain


Sydney_74
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Hoarseness, tired, overweight, difficult swallowing, extreme fatigue, goiter and mutinodules, cough, insomnia, difficult breathing.


ccass
Answered 8 months ago    reply

No symptoms whatsoever. And my thyroid was functioning just fine.


green_nam
Answered 8 months ago    reply

No symptoms, I just noticed a lump on neck....


maxseaver
Answered 8 months ago    reply

no symtoms, nothing at all, just a lump


hilary.97
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Extremely


Bobbi_88
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Yes, very tired for about 1 2/2 years. Thought I was just doing to much and I started getting more coughs and colds. Then in September I went to a doctor who felt my thyroid and wondered when was the last time I had it checked. She sent me for a ultrasound and the rest is history. I also had Hashimoto’s. Had my Thyroid out in October. Since then I feel so much better.


robin78
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I would have both hyper and hypo symptoms with maybe a week or two of feeling normal before they changed. Also I was so tired all the time and just had a feeling something was wrong for two years. Oh and I ended up getting psoriasis, roseasa, acne and a staph infection on my face at the same time. Didn’t find out until a year later that it was all those things and finally after two years it’s starting to clear up.


kay_zachary
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I had all of the common symptoms of hypothyroidism except hair loss. All my tests came back normal but my doctor felt a goiter and sent me for an ultrasound.

kay_zachary
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Being tired all the time was the main symptom.


unhappy_trustee
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Yes, extremely tired


RobertsJackie82
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I had difficulty swallowing and was quite anxious & exhausted all the time. Saw Dr and he said I was just suffering anxiety which I believed as going through some tough times. 12 months later no change & changed Dr who immediately sent me for a scan and detected large nodules in right thyroid and a few tiny ones in left. Biopsy came back inconclusive but surgeon suggested that due to my difficulty swallowing and the huge size of one of the nodules it be removed. Came back with follicular cancer with variant so out came the other side. After adjusting to meds feel so much better and can't thank my surgeon enough for her advise.


ancientbarreto
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Heart palpitations, not being able to walk (especially up stairs) goiter, vertigo, thyroid function perfect, exhaustion


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