Diagnosed 10 years ago with hypothroidism and given levothyroxine. At that time I had no idea what Hashimoto's and antibodies were. However, about 4-5 years ago I had a major slump with additional symptons, chronic fatigue, tingly legs and toes etc. About 2 years ago I had a full blood profile done privately and my antibodies were in the horrendous region of about 1,100. My doctor was totally unconcerned but after TSH test agreed to raise my levo.
I understand that my antibodies will eventually destroy my thyroid but I wonder, without a further antibody test, if I would have anyway of knowing this. Is the slump significant, i.e. were my antibodies having their final meal.
Also just briefly, if this does happen, would the original medication still work or would it need adjustment in view of the lack of a functioning thyroid.
Hope this all makes sense and thank you in advance.