I am a female and was diagnosed with hyperthyrodism about 3 1/2 years ago. I had all the symptoms and my thyroid was twice the size it should normally be. When i first saw an Endocrinologist he suggested to take the radiation pill and get rid of the thyroid i wasnt to happy with that so i got a second opinion and the second Endo did blood work and ultrasound and said it had 7 nodules growing on it but they were benign so he decided to put me on medication. (Methimazole)started with 7mg pill once a day until my hormone levels started getting better. I saw the Endo every 3 months for the next 2 1/2 years and was getting better he brought the medication down to 5mg to 5 days a week then to 2.5mg 3 times a week until i stoped December of 2010. About less than a year ago i started to notice i have a difficulty swallowing i brought my concern to the Endo and he did another ultrasound but shows my thyroid still large but nothing wrong. Then in a visit to my sleep study doctor i mention it to him since he brings up my thyroid looking big so he decides to have me do an esophgram where it shows my esophagus in my neck looking like an hourglass from the top is 23mm and in the center is 13mm. He says that thats whats making it difficult to swallow. he talks to my Endo and theyre concern to see that so they send me to get a ct scan done and that shows that my thyroid wraps around my esophagus. Both my Endo and the sleep study Dr never seen this before because when the thyroid grows it stays in front or on the side it never closes like a "donut" (term they used). Now they both want me to see a throat surgent to get his opinion on how to do surgery. But im afraid because they never seen a case like this!! Has anyone out there heard or is going through something like this? PLEASE let me know?