Despite the explanation, I am still confused, maybe because the person who read my test results did not know I have a diagnosis and am on levo? I do feel quite upset as was expecting a poor T3 result as feel dreadful, tiredness bordering on exhaustion, dry skin, puffyness, poor hair, eyebrow loss etc etc.
Please see below.
The thyroid function is currently normal. The positive thyroid peroxidase and TSH receptor antibody results however increase your risk of developing autoimmune thyroiditis, a situation in which your body manufactures antibodies to the thyroid gland. This may ultimately lead to the development of either an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) or, more likely in your case, an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism). If you believe you have symptoms of thyroid disease, it would be a good idea to discuss them with your usual doctor.
FREE T4 17.7 RANGE 11 TO 26
TSH 1.65 RANGE 0.35 TO 4.50
FREE T3 3.5 RANGE 3.1 TO 6.8
TSH RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES 0.6 RANGE 0.0 TO 0.4
THY PEROXIDASE ANTIBODIES 179.62 NEGATIVE = <50
I have a diagnosis of Hashimoto's and am prescribed levo 175mcg. Please can someone explain why the GP says I may have a chance of developing an overactive thyroid.
My selenium is slightly low (should I supplement, and how is the best way? )
My zinc is slightly high, I have no idea why............