If your doctor thinks antibodies are not important show them this study. PR
"In conclusion, antibodies to Tg and TPO are present in Graves disease and Hashimoto thyroiditis up to 7 yr before clinical diagnosis and are elevated compared with controls. The antibody levels increased over time before clinical diagnosis of Graves disease but were elevated at all time points for Hashimoto thyroiditis. These findings suggest that thyroid antibodies in apparently healthy individuals should not be neglected and may serve as a useful tool to screen for ATD before clinical diagnosis."