... So my wife has had a disorder that's gone untreated for 30 years, since she was in grade school she's had dry flaky skin, extreme fatigue, sensitivity to cold, constipation, coarse dry hair, depression and so on.
We assumed Hashimoto's due to the symptoms, and over the last month she has developed a painful goiter which is sore and makes it difficult to swallow. she also... (1 replies)
... I struggled for a long time with a diagnosis too only to find out I had been floating under the radar for a long time with Hashimoto's and relatively normal T4 levels that would spike out from time to time but naturally never when I had blood taken. ... (5 replies)
... Hi :wave:
That is quite a jump and, as you're having symtoms, I think you should ask your thyroid levels checked again - TSH, FT4 and TPO antibodies (Abs usually reveal Hashimoto's thyroiditis which is the most common cause for hypoT). (1 replies)
... My TSH was normal on diagnosis of being thyrotoxic (1.34 I think, T4 only 0.1 over normal limits) but my TSH dropped to 0.06 two weeks later then a further two weeks on it rose and was 0.19(or thereabouts) with my T4 dropping within normal limits on medication. My guess is it is your body trying to keep things balanced. Your antibodies would seem to be okay (as mine were) but... (2 replies)
... And is there a chance it is Hashimoto's even with those levels of antibodies? ... (2 replies)
... median free Ts are almost always associated with at least a few symptoms out of the myriad that are possible. Once the levels are at the bottom of their ranges, it can cause major suffering. ... (5 replies)
... es but they are not growing. I'm currently on Synthroid 112 and Cytomel 25 and haven't had a dosage change in about a year. My labs in August weren't too bad but levels were a little low but tsh was really low but I was still having minimal hypo symptoms but no dosage change. ... (2 replies)
... Thyroid test results that are merely within range doesn't mean they're "normal" for you. Your FT4 is at the bottom of its range... A place that's "normal" for only about 10% of the population. It's undoubtedly too low for you and the cause of at least some of your symptoms. Your T3 also appears low.
Because med students are taught that TSH tests are infallible, it can be... (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)
... here that most Drs don't do the full panel test for thyroid so I wrote it all down and got mine to order the blood test. He said that the TSH was normal but the TPO levels, which should be 60 at the highest were 1,037! Is this very high? ... (5 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)