... Well they should have. TPO and Tg Abs are typical with Hashimoto's although they are seen with Graves too. If you want to test specifically for Graves you should be tested for TSI or TSH receptor Ab. Good luck :) (6 replies)
... mg and will see what happens. I'm afraid of going into hypoT I have read horror stories and don't want to feel those symptons. They never said anything about hashimoto my antibody test would have shown that I think? ... (6 replies)
... I think you should still get frequent labs and dose adjustments accordingly, waiting till July sounds pretty bad.
I'm not an expert on HyperT but your initial situation didn't sound very bad so your dose of 5 mg (which is, I believe, a small dose) sounded reasonable. Obviously with your results it has worked very well - or you may even be on your way from hyperT to... (6 replies)
... The last three tests in your list are pretty useless when it comes to thyroid disease. You need a doctor who understands that a genuine free T4 measurement is better than a mere estimate of that same measurement (Free T4 index).
The most valuable result you have is TSI of 25%. No matter what the range is for them, any titer at all is indicative of the antibodies that... (8 replies)
... Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to answer me. I'm going to request my results from the doctor, he seems to think it is nothing to worry about and that I should not treat it at all as my T3 and T4 in the normal range. When I have more information, I hope it is ok to see what you think.
Thank you so much. (2 replies)
... I am new to this forum, I am glad to be here. Firstly, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's after I had my daughter, when I was 28. I had several goiters at the time. I had a Partial Thyroidectomy when I was 29. The surgeon, after trail and error found that my dosage should be .175 mg. I remember him saying, don't let the GP's tell you; you need a lower dose; because your goiter... (2 replies)
... Do you think I'm hyperthyroid then? I've heard that the onset of Hashimoto's or Graves can give mixed signals both in symptoms and in blood tests. (10 replies)
... Hi all- I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis in October. Total Hypothyroid symptoms, tons of nodules, multiple ultrasounds, biopsies etc.... Since being started on levothyroxine I have been slowly gaining weight - I thought I was supposed to LOSE weight? I just increased my dose to 75mcg a couple weeks ago and gained another 5lbs. This is ridiculous. I feel better... (7 replies)
... Hashimoto's is the most common cause of hypothyroidism. It can be present with completely "normal" TSH levels for years before it's finally diagnosed. Lab testing for TPO and Tg antibodies can help confirm the diagnosis; but those tests have a false negative rate of up to 20%, so negative results are not conclusive. But multiple signs/symptoms coupled with low-normal FT4... (7 replies)
... There is a possiblity of hashimoto's...a positive antibody test would give a little more confirmation to it. There is alot of information from pubmed and scholarly research programs you can look into that explain the thyroid/vitamin d connection. (1 replies)
... Hi all
My wife (30) has goiter. Both her father and sister have it as well. A few weeks ago her neck started to swell up and the goiter was cleary visible. It was painful to the touch and the pain moved to her ears as well.
The last tests she had done for this were around 8 years ago and surgery wasn't required. She has not taken any medication for this. Since that time... (3 replies)
... Please help! Can anyone assit me in decyphering my thyroid ultrasound?
"the Fibroid appears nonhomogenous with a multinodular appearance. the outline is irregular. there is mild prominence of isthmus"
I have been stuggling since my teens with my thyroid (I have hashimoto's disease). And I am tired of being tired and overweight. (1 replies)
... Since the family history is so strong, you could be dealing with autoimmune chronic thyroiditis (Hashimoto's disease). Thyroid antibody tests would be useful - both anti-TPO and anti-Tg. A negative result does not rule out Hashimoto's, however. But a positive result on either or both tests might convince a more open-minded MD to treat.
Your free T4 is pretty low, well... (7 replies)
... First, if you live in the US, you're entitled by law to a written copy of your labwork so you can know exactly what it says for yourself. (I think that's true in Canada, but I might be incorrect about that.) Next time you go in, ask them for a photocopy of the lab sheet. You can post the results here for help in figuring out their meaning.
I don't think there's an... (2 replies)
... Hi there! I am new to the forum and just looking to gain some insight regarding a medication change I will be making tomorrow actually!
I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's over 2 years ago and put on 50mcg Synthroid. That dose believe it or not made me HYPER and my TSH was almost a 0, insomnia through the roof. The endo dropped me down to 25mcg and I have been on that for 2... (1 replies)
... I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's last year, after 10 years of having doctors ignore me - I knew my thyroid was hypoactive, but my T3 and T4 levels were normal so they told me it was in my head. I managed my symptoms with acupuncture, which improved my symptoms but they didn't go away so I started on 50 mg of synthroid 2 months ago. I noticed an immediate and drastic increase... (0 replies)
... Hi There. I'm wondering if there's anyone here who has Hashimoto's who also struggles with reflux, and what you've done to successfully treat it? I've recently been diagnosed with Hashimoto's, but am pretty sure I've had it for the last 25 years or so, when I was first diagnosed hypothyroid. The last few years have been a struggle with hyper and hypo swings. I finally... (0 replies)
... Hi everyone,
Sorry to bother people for information but my doctor has diagnosed my with hashimotos and I'm not really sure he is right. I am 29, My TSH was 0.02, one of my antibodies was at 1000 when the normal range was 0-35(starts with P he kept the test so can't see the name). However my T3 and T4 are normal, middle of normal to be exact, not high or low. My ultrasound... (2 replies)
... Has anyone read or been told by their doc they should "not" take probiotics if they have Hashimoto's or other autoimmune illness?
I read somewhere that one with autoimmune problems should not take probiotics that it could cause systemic yeast infection. Now I can't find that article. Everything else I read states probiotics good for autoimmune disease.
This is so... (1 replies)
... Hi, sorry to hear about your problems. If your thyroid problem is auto-immune related (as in the case of Hashimoto's) I would definitely consider other auto-immune diseases such as IBS. The book "Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Lifestyles Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause" provides a comprehensive overview of other problems relating to Hashi's, and the strong... (2 replies)