I am asking this question on behalf of my good friend in the U.K. Tonight his symptoms have become so severe that he's heading to the hospital and I am just terrified that they're going to misdiagnose him AGAIN. He has been to several different doctors and had many tests done, but none of them have provided a conclusive answer.
-He had a scope and scan of his throat and there were no visible nodules.
-Lab Results/Blood Tests came back within normal ranges (I don't think he's had additional Hashi's tests, however, just the standard thyroid tests.)
Despite everything being "normal" on the surface, he's experiencing the following symptoms:
-Tightness in the chest
-Difficulty catching his breath/taking deep breaths, especially after exerting himself.
-Panic attacks (sometimes induced by difficulty breathing, sometimes randomly)
-Tightness of the throat/difficulty swallowing. It's so bad he can barely eat, it takes him hours, and he's losing weight steadily. It's getting harder and harder for him to eat, when he used to be able to "shovel" his food down like a healthy young man.
-Fatigue, unmotivated, depressed - convinced he's not going to live much longer dealing with all these problems
-Recently he noticed a tingling sensation around his face.
-Waking up several times during the night
He's being told that it's probably just "nerves" and it's all in his head. I refuse to believe this because I have witnessed him getting worse and worse in the last year. Please, if you or anyone you know have experienced anything similar, tell me what he can do or where to begin to seek a proper diagnosis.
He gets so nervous and exhausted trying to sift through the piles and piles of information on the web so I am trying to help him in any way I can. I put this question in the Hashi's category because I have long suspected it might be that, however I could be wrong.