Hi, I had to have a MRI done on my cervical spine (after a hard fall from a hammock on top of my head). As a result of the MRI, in addition to some pinched nerves, constant pain, etc., I was found to have the following (totally unrelated to the fall). (1) "There are multiple cysts in both lobes of the thyroid gland and the thyroid gland is enlarged. This is consistent with multinodular goiter." I'm going to see an orthopedic surgeon tomorrow for the pain related to my shoulder area (as a result of the fall). When my internist was reviewing the findings with me, he brought up the thyroid gland findings, and he said we would deal with that after we get my bulging disc, nerve impingement problems under control. But now I'm worried about the thyroid problem. I have googled thyroid, and I have read what I can find. I seem to have some of the symptoms for hypothyroid (I think it is hypo) - I have gained fifteen pounds over the last six months. I have been very tired - taking naps in the afternoon, even after getting eight hours of sleep at night. Please, if anyone can share their personal experiences with this problem, I would appreciate it. BTW, my internist has me on prednisone and other meds to control the inflammation from my accident. So, I can understand why he would not want to confuse any blood tests, etc., for the thyroid diagnosis. Any thoughts? Feel free to PM me if you like. I just want to feel better.