Can I please just check the latest dribble my doc has told me.
I sent him my thyroid test results ( had to do them privately as NHS does not offer antibody tests - so says my doc)
Saw him today, and he said that he had spoken to a neurologist, who said that thyroid antibodies stay with anyone who is hypothyroid for life and that it is normal to have thyroid antibodies.
I checked with my doc - surely not as high as mine ( above the top of the scale >4000) - he said I should discuss it witht he neurologist ( who is not a thyroid specialist - I asked the doc to be sure)
Now, - am I going mad or is this dribble?
my understanding is that you may have thyroid antibodies if you have an autoimmune thyroid condition, but you do not have to have them.
my understanding is that high levels of thyroid antibodies are not the norm
my understanding is that these should be monitored as the performance of your thyroid and therefore the level of your meds will vary on how much of the thyroid is dead due to attck by the antibodies?
please can someone help explain to me what the doc has told me?
BTW - I am asking as I have given up trusting anythign that comes out of my doctors mouth - sad, but a lesson learnt the hard way over thas couple of years, and the advice from thryoid UK and Health Unlocked folkes is the only thing that has helped me over the last year.