I saw an endocrinologist yesterday (Dr N. G. at The Priory Birmingham), he had the results of two recent blood tests I had: one for thryoid antibodies and one for calcium.
He said my thryoid antibodies were elevated at 185, and calcium slightly low at 2.21. I don't have a copy of these myself yet, but will be asking for one from my GP.
I just wanted to check...if I have thryoid antibodies at 185 does that confirm that my hypothyroidism is caused by Hashimotos? I'm trying to address many of these issues with diet and so if I know it's definitely autoimmune / hashimotos I will tackle things from that point of view.
He has also asked for another set of blood tests as he suspects I may have PCOS, many (but not all) of my symptoms match up with that. In addition he has requested that my Vitamin D levels are checked too. (I am taking a vit D supplement at the moment - should I stop taking this before the blood test to see if there is a natural deficiency?)
With regard to my thyroid treatment he thinks my blood test results for thyroid look fine and doesn't think that is what is causing the problems. (See previous post for FT3/FT4/TSH levels).
Thanks for any advice!