Thyroid gland, im worried, help please??

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smelen
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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:32 pm 
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I appologise if I sound melodramatic, but I have been signed off work again because of total and utter exhaustion. My dr has told me 2 go and get a blood test for anaemia and thyroid.

For the past few weeks I have had what I can only explain as a tight chest in my lower neck and it hurts 2 breath in. I've now googled what a thyroid gland is (sorry for my ignorance) only to find it is exactly where my pain is. I havent been for the blood tests yet, I've been putting it off but I will go tomorrow!!

I can't find much info on thyoid problems, it seems quite complex but can anyone out there please help me??

Thanks,

Helenx
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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:43 pm 
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Your thyroid basically controls your metabolism. If you produce to much thyroxine you'll be dashing about, have large protruding eyes and can eat as much as you liker without putting on weight. The reverse if you have an under active thyroid - weight gain, sluggish etc.

Wait for the blood tests before you self diagnose. Then you will know for sure Smile
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