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Hi, my name is laura, I'm new to the board. I've had various thyroid troubles over the course of my 27 years but this year things have gotten really tough. My thyroid has always behaved strangely and no one has ever really bothered to find out why until I recently started almost bullying the doctors into giving me tests and a refferal to an endocrinologist and turning up at a n e with a crazy heartbeat, or vomiting, or low blood pressure or you name it... They are always so reluctant to help and generally I get the impression that they don't think thyroid problems are particulary important! When I'm not at war with them literally I'm preparing for the next battle in my head! I'm sure a lot of you can relate to this! I have suffered from periods of both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism for at least half a decade. My first tsh measurement was 0.02 back in 2007. Docs refused to medicate me because apparently I was too young! I was so anxious that winter I could barely leave the house. From then onwards I've been back and forth between hypo and hyper states. Last year I suffered from postpartum thyroiditis after the birth of my second child, I was put on thyroxine for six months until it made me hyper! Earlier this year my blood tested positive for tpo antibodies(657 !). And just last Thursday the docs discovered a 3cm solid nodule on the left lobe. Its benign but obstructive and very painful. I'm hoping it's going to be removed soon surgically but I have little faith in doctors now. I feel unwell, ignored and depressed.