... Oh one more thing... Whenever you go for levels checks, go as early in the morning as you can for the blood draw. TSH is at its highest when you rise in the morning. ... (4 replies)
... Thank you. I wasn't even aware of all these test until mine came back "normal" to them and I started looking. Also my aunt has both hyper and hypo. I don't know If that means anything but she dismissed that as wekl. And as of yet she has not given me a referral so I may have to go to a different PCP to even get a referral.
They also checked my vitamin d and it was 29 (4 replies)
... Levels don't need to be out of range to indicate hypothyroidism. And anything other than optimal thyroid levels can cause trouble with fertility and carrying to term. TPO antibodies are a leading cause of miscarriage... But your MD didn't even test for them. ... (4 replies)
... TSH is a pituitary hormone that directs the thyroid to adjust its output of thyroid hormone. It doesn't tell the whole story about thyroid function (even though that's what med students are taught). TSH has no connection to thyroid cancer.
If you have "masses" on your gland - otherwise known as "nodules" - you probably need to have a thyroid ultrasound done. It's more... (1 replies)
... Your levels are very high. ... (3 replies)
... ally be much lower, and therefore, inaccurate. Sustained TSH above 2 and free T4 below lab median is worth treating when symptoms are present, even though those levels are technically within "normal" reference range. ... (1 replies)
... A little background, over the last several years I was bothered by a "lump in my throat" feeling, was told by the ENT I saw that I had gerd. TSH levels always normal, I have gained 20 lbs over the last 3 years, hair loss, anxiety, lack of ambition, insomnia...the list goes on. ... (2 replies)
... Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone can give me a clue about some test results my husband got back from his doc. Generally, he's been feeling tired, weak. For quite some time. His TPO levels came back at 23,753 - that's right, 23 thousand, not hundred! His TSH level was elevated also at 7.77 (5.0 being high range of normal).
Anybody know what causes a level this... (1 replies)
... Also what is your doctor proposing to help lower your TPO levels? ... (4 replies)
... From what I've heard levo doesn't work for everyone because it's only T4. Some people do better on medications that combine T3 and T4, like Armour. Are you hormone levels in the normal range (Free T3 and Free T4)?
Regarding the antibodies, I don't know if there's anything you can do to lower them. I've heard that some people see some improvement a few weeks/months after... (1 replies)
... I knew my thyroid was hypoactive, but my T3 and T4 levels were normal so they told me it was in my head. ... (0 replies)
... elevated levels such as his indicate Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease that causes hypothyroidism. ... (1 replies)
... According to your labs your TPO levels are within normal range so your doctor will probably say you do not have Hashi's. ... (5 replies)
... Yes, selenium can help, it seems people with thyroid disorders are deficient in it anyway. I cut my tpo's in half after 3 months of taking 200 every day. Then after that I cut down to 100. It's worth a try! (4 replies)
... My doctor says my levels need to go down to get pregnant so my baby doesn't have a high risk of thyroid problems... ... (4 replies)
... It is my understanding that there is a rather large variation in TPO antibody concentration for each individual and even more so between people. ... (4 replies)
... I was just wondering if anyone could tell me how quickly T3, T4 and TPO levels can change? ... (0 replies)
... I was recently diagnosed with Hashi's due to high antibodies. I have had symtoms of swelling feet, legs and hands as well as mimicking allergies, tired to recently blurred vision and brain fog. I have been tested over the last 3 years for everything autoimmune disorder known from Lupus, Lymes and RA. My GYN did the TPO test due to night sweats (which ended up from an... (0 replies)
... COME ON! WHat school did these MDs attend! Sorry that you have an MDum. You have Hashimoto's thyroiditis so does your daughter. High levels of antibodies mean that there is on going and continuing attack occuring on the TPO thyroid enxymes and tissue. ... (8 replies)
... I am just curious what kind of doctor you are seeing. My MD wants me to see a Rheumatologist becuase my TPO level is 1084. She thinks that this high level could be an autoimmune disease. I am hypothyroid and feel like my levels are under control.... ... (8 replies)