... Insist on tests for levels of TSH, free T4, and free T3 . If you can, get tested for antibodies to TPO and Tg. ... (1 replies)
... normal levels are right for them. ... (4 replies)
... Not really much to say about those unless you are symptomatic. Free T3 and FreeT4 levels would add a lot more to the picture. ... (1 replies)
... You have full blown Graves Disease or Hashimotos because you have positive TG antibodies. This is an autoimmune thyroid disease. If you were positive for TPO antibodies, then you'd have Hashimoto's. ... (11 replies)
... You are not alone! Please, please hang in there! I totally feel your pain. Been there, done that, and am still somewhat there. Thyroid disease is unfortunately not so easy to manage. I've seen over 25 doctors this year, and I finally feel like I have a handle on what is going on. I just don't have all of the answers yet as for how to feel really great again.
Have you seen... (1 replies)
... Me!! I am currently going through a similar migraine and body pain experience. But mine are only 2-3 weeks long and started this past June/July. I can't imagine 7 week long migraines! I totally feel for you, and I'm so sorry you are going through this. I do have daily head aches and also upper body pain. Every day the pain level is about a 6, rarely a 4, and is pretty much... (5 replies)
... completely messed up and wrong in every possible way. TSH was now over 3x higher, TPO was now over 6x higher, free t3 and t4 were now almost non existent. ... (3 replies)
... m 50 mcg up to 100 mcg. She felt it was ok for me to do this as a trial for a week before I see her again. But now my TSH labs are in, I have gone from very high levels to basically very low levels. I took 100 mcg yesterday and today. I have no idea if I should continue doing so, or will this drive my TSH even lower? ... (3 replies)
... of cases. If in doubt, you could ask to have your TPO antibodies and iodine levels checked. ... (17 replies)
... my harvard educated endo pooh poohed all the adrenal stuff. I no longer go to her but I think many docs share her sentiment. I would suggest getting your levels a bit better with the 25mcg increase and see how you feel then. ... (7 replies)
... You may find that many conventional doctors are reluctant to treat TSH levels below 10 unless you have many symptoms of hypothyroidism. Weight gain alone is unlikely to be cause for treatment. ... (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)