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Goiter, normal blood tests?

From: hypochronia - 1 year 10 weeks ago

I'm a 19 year old female who has had an enlarged thyroid on-and-off for as long as I can remember. My mom, who has Hashimoto's, always brushed it off as asthma since my only apparent symptom was feeling a tightness/large lump in my throat, difficulty swallowing pills, & trouble breathing at night- I was never treated for anything though. Every doctor I've ever seen has wanted my TSH tested once they felt my thyroid, but they always say the tests are normal. I just recently had electrolytes, free T3 & T4 done but those came back normal too. I never thought that my chronic throat tightness could be my thyroid until like a week ago. I'm too embarrassed to kick up a fuss about this even though it's become really uncomfortable these past few days- I don't sleep well because I feel like I'm being strangled, and I don't breathe well in general. It usually gets better after a couple of days, which is why I don't want to make an appointment everyone is going to end up telling me was useless/unnecessary because there's nothing wrong with me. Any other signs that I have of Hashimoto's have always been chalked up to diet (which admittedly is not good)- chronic depression, fatigue, and "brain fog" are the big ones. Am I missing a blood test that I need? Is there any chance I could get some relief for my enlarged thyroid?

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