Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, but I am an engineer.. And understand cause and effect.
A few weeks ago I was getting a globus sensation in my throat.. I have acid reflux.. Sigh
Anyways, I was pressing around my neck not really appreciating that fact that I was pressing on my Thyroid gland..
Also exactly where a Thyroid ultrasound noted Hashimoto related Pseudo nodules etc.
As I kept pressing it throughout the day (cause I'm a freak), I noticed it started getting tender and sore.
Later that day and the next I started feeling hyper symptoms and my Thyroid region was slightly swollen...
So I did some research of my own.
Here are my opinions / observations:
Thyroid hormone is stored in bubbles called Follicolo Tireido. The surface of the bubble is made up of cells that produce thyroid hormones.. Specific Thyroid antibodies attack the cells that keep the bubble together and make hormone.
Since the bubbles are connected with pathways to the blood stream this allows Thyroid hormone to enter the blood stream when the contents of the bubbles leak into the bloodstream.
If you overly touch your diseased Thyroid you will inadvertently release more Thyroid hormone into your blood stream or pop more bubbles that are already weakened (like popping a pimple sorta).
Moral of my experience and research... Don't touch your Thyroid more than just looking for lumps during exams with the doctor or you might have a Thyroid flair. And possible bending you head down... Like laying on a couch arm with no pillows to keep your neck straight, using too many pillows at night, or bending your neck down to look at something could potential squeeze out more Thyroid hormone.
So keep your posture good and don't touch, poke, or squeeze at your neck! I could be triggering your hyper flairs