Picked up blood results yesterday and I'm confused as some was not as expected:
TSH 1.79 (0.35-5)
FT4 13.3 (9-22)
FT3 4.6 (2.6-5.7)
TPO antibodies 11.4 (0-5.6 ku/L)
B12 not tested
I await thyroglobin (not sure on spelling) antibody test results - weren't back annoyingly.
TSH 4.17 (0.35-5)
FT4 14.5 (9-22)
FT3 Not tested
TPO Not tested
B12 308 (200-900)
I was expecting antibodies to be present as flagged as high here. But I'm extremely surprised at TSH never been this low as far back as I remember.
My question is: in Auto-Immune Thyroiditis/Hashimoto's can your TSH fluctuate? I think this is a dramatic fluctuation....
Made me think.... over the years (8-10 yrs I think I've been affected) I've been very up and down in terms of health -the worst symptoms always comes in what I describe as waves so that I can have periods of 3-6months where I'll be far worse than the previous and vice versa. When I'm not so bad I can lose weight, have more energy and enjoy life a bit more. When I'm more ill I pile on weight, become extremely tired, don't feel able to socialise and a host of other unpleasant symptoms (I ticked over 50 on thyroid uk hypothyroidism list).
So is it possible to even fluctuate between hypo and hyper type symptoms - I can get breathless, lose appetite, get palpitations, feel extremely cold or hot and go through times with low basal temps and then times where it seems a bit more normal. Matching this my menstrual cycle can be totally erratic when ill (last was 6 week cycle!) but when I'm more well still not regular but every 31-33 days. This said I overwhelmingly generally present with hypothyroid symptoms.
Btw I take nutri thyroid, thyr complex, adrenal extra, co q 10 and vit c everyday. Dr P said I was hashimoto's in 2006
I feel very confused.... Think I've taken in too much info as a newbie!!