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Taking medication for Hashimotos disease. Lost voice, sore throat, popping sound in thyroid area. Reason?

Hello, I have Hashimotos disease & I am currently taking 25 mcg Synthroid daily. During the past 2 months, many of the symptoms of hypothyroidism have returned. However, a blood test returned showing that my thyroid was stable. Over the weekend, my throat began to close up like an allergic reaction and I lost my voice. Within an hour I was fine. Two days later I have developed a sore throat with no other visible signs of sickness such as redness or spots on my throat. However, I discovered while massaging my throat area that it makes popping sounds as I touch the thyroid area. Does this sound like something associated with my thyroid, or just a bacterial/viral sickness?
Asked On : Thu, 15 Nov 2012
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Endocrinologist 's  Response

You probably is suffering from thyroiditis due to hashimotos disease. In this condition your thyroid is inflamed and swollen leading to your above symptoms.

If i were your treating physician I would have ordered for a complete blood count, ESR and ultrasound scan of neck to confirm the diagnosis. If the symptoms are severe i usually start them on short course steroids (1-2 weeks) and anlgesics. Most cases resolve in few days

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help

With warm regards,

Dr Ajish TP (MD,DM)
Consultant Endocrinologist.
Answered: Thu, 9 Oct 2014
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