Doctor says I just need to see a Dr for depression !?

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December I broke out in a rash extremely irritated painful rash, it lasted for2months then I started getting pains pulsing sharp feeling like I couldn't breathe, few weeks later I'm so much worse I started to get tightness around my neck some days you can see a lump, in Feb 2014 I was taken to E.R that's where u found out I had enlarge thyroid on my left it was a little hypo also had a small nodule. All my blood test always came back normal, I was never put on meds. Dr said they had no reason too. Now my pain has gotten worse jaw pain sometimes discomfort to swallow drinking cold drinks feels uncomfortable, I also sweat a lot it seems my temp is the opposite of everyone else it's also very hard to deal with anything I feel lost, my back neck arms shoulders hurt so bad, doctors won't listen. I even told them I recently found out thyroid cancer runs in my father's side of the family, then I finally get a 2nd test its the nuclear iodine image test, I go in to see Dr for results he walks in and says all your test are normal there's nothing wrong but I do think you need to keep seeing a Dr for depression. Really I'm crying and telling what about the test that showed I had enlarge thyroid and nodule. He just says sorry but I think its in your head stop thinking of it so much, I'm so confused please any advice helps so basically if had a cats can that showed enlarged thyroid a little hypo on left and a small nodule, and recently my Dr says all my test came back normal??? I don't understand why would I feel worse then,?? Thanks so much for any advice

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    No, depression is a major symptom of under active thyroid, the doctor is as per usual an arse and doesn't know what he's talking about, INSIST he deals with your symptoms properly by listening and not making snap judgements.
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    Hi Delilah

    Sorry you are not feeling great.  I think it sounds like it is time for you to find another doctor, one who will listen to you and not dismiss your symptoms simply because he is unable too pinpoint what is causing them.

    There could be many reasons for you feeling unwell, perhaps a vitamin deficiency? Can you get blood tests done? Vitamin D deficiency can cause all sorts of problems.

    I personally have little faith in the medical profession, in my experience they are not really interested in you but want to get you out of the office & off a waiting list the fastest way they can.

    I am going down an alternative therapy route, its not easy & its not for everyone but from the research I have done it is the best route for me.

    If you want to really get to the bottom of what might be wrong with you then maybe see a naturopath, they will try to get to the route cause of an illness not just treat the symptoms.

    So my advice would be try to research as much as you can so that you gain a better understanding of how your body actually operates this will empower you in discussions with doctors.  Perhaps see the films Food Matters & Hungry for Change & decide how you want to get well.  The western diet is so deficient in nutrients & filled with chemicals its a wonder we are all still functioning!

    I wish you all the best, keep us posted with your progress.

    Kind regards


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      Thanks that's very great advice I really need it this is really scary, and yes I've had blood test done I don't know much Dr said they were normal he didn't explain anything so I did research and understand a little more, I'm going to my results and find a n Dr. Thanks so much
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    Doctors never explain about thyroid problems, I have had to do my own research over the years as none of my doctors would give me any information regardless of whether they were 'specialists' or not!!  I had RAI in 2001 but I really wish I hadn't!!  I'm now left with symptoms and even though I am on NDT (which is most of the thyroid hormones) I do not believe they will ever go away.  Mightily peed off that my 83 year old auntie is fitter than I am at over 20 years her junior!
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