Sunday, December 9, 2007

My Thyroid really is starting to bother me

Many people have asked me what symptoms I had from the enlarged thyroid--did it bother me?

Here are the main symptoms:

1. My voice is often rough and sometimes, after talking for awhile, I was unable to keep talking. This has been more and more often, and the thyroid continued to grow.
2. It has become difficult to look down sharply. For example, sitting in a chair to tie my shoes and looking down. The mass of the thyroid just did not allow my neck to bend all the way.
3. Difficulty swallowing and breathing.

I had become used to each of these, and did not recognize that my enlarged thyroid was causing the problem.