Hi All. I have got to have a blood test next week (not a fan of needles), I have had a lump appear in my neck it has been there for about 3 weeks now. My GP does not think it is anything sinister and believes it is probably a swollen gland. I haven't had any viruses or colds lately. I have been doing some googling for possible causes (I know this is nearly always a bad idea). My main thing is trying not to concentrate on worst case scenarios (cancer etc). Whilst looking on the net I was reading about thyroid conditions, and some of it sounded quite familiar. Alongside the lump the only other symptoms I have are trouble sleeping, I can drop off to sleep but can't stay asleep, constantly tossing and turning which makes me very tired at work. Also (possibly TMI) I sweat quite alot and get very warm during the night. Does anyone have any experience of thyroid problems? I may just be clutching at straws and trying to reassure myself. Thanks.