Out of curiousity, how do you know your trouble swallowing is from a swollen thyroid? I have had trouble swallowing off and on for years now - but my (allopathic) doc at the time said it was from acid reflux. Of which I was taking drugs for, but they never helped. Just wondering what you mean by not being able to swallow, and how you know it's thryroid. Do you feel like there's a lump in your throat (or rather a little farther down)? Or is it more like your swallow reflex is gone?
Do you (or anyone else) have anything (like a website listing this as a symptom) that could help me figure this out in regards to thyroid? That would make more sense than acid reflux - I mean, if it was acid reflux causing it, wouldn't the drugs make some sort of dent in the feeling at all?
Thanks so much for opening my eyes to different possibilities! I know in the long run it doesn't really matter what my individual symptoms are, if I can find a way to make myself healthy again, but I'm the type of person who like to understand as much as I can, and then research it to death, and then "cure" it. My "milestones" are measured by each symptom being cured. And yes, I'm a list maker also ;)