Thanks so much guys for your explanation... I guess I should bite the bullet and get it seen to.
Who knows I might end up feeling better... I seem to have all the symptoms that you describe to certain degrees so it would certainly explain a lot.
I guess what also scares me is that I will have the test and there will be no thyroid problems and all the symptoms I am experiencing will not be due to that.... when I was seven I have a really clear memory of the doctor doing the blood test - I had hid under the table, poor doc... and then finding the results were normal and I asked him why I had such a big neck and he looked at me right in the eyes and said "You just have a big, fat neck" and that has always stuck by me! Don't you hate that it is the hurtful words that last the years? I know it is not just fat though cos it is a solid hard mass (well and a lil double chinigans hehe) but inside there is definately something enlarged.... I guess I could have just been lucky to have been born with an over-sized thyroid.... because the dr the other day who saw it felt it and said it was definately my thyroid and not just fat or something.
Oh sorry for the ramble.