I have elevated TPO= 49, range 0-9. thyroglobulin antibody= 3.9 My TSH=2.210 and FT4= 1.15 seem to be normal. I'm wondering what this means? My calcium was 10.3 and wbc= 3.52 rbc= 4.18- my wbc has been dropping since 2012, in 2005 it was 5.
I have type 1 diabetes diagnosed about 3 years ago. I have all the thyroid symptoms:brain fog, palpitations, shortness of breath, irritability, sweating, hunger, fatigue, hair shedding, itching and more. I was diagnosed 3.3 years ago with type 1 diabetes while in dka. I had complications including blood clots. Since being on insulin I feel ill a lot of the time with these symptoms and I recently started having moderate vertigo starting January. It started out when I went on an insulin pump and after with treating a low bg right before that. An hour after treating a mild low I was suddenly violently dizzy while I was reading- I drank a ton of oj thinking my bg was low again but my bg was normal 2 minutes afterwards. Fortunately the vertigo has improved quite a bit- it still gets worse in the shower and when my bg fluctuates. I had testing done to rule out and nothing was resolved except it may have been a vestibular migraine syndrome. I've had chronic migraines on and off for years.
My grandfather had Graves disease which I was told was why I developed type 1. I also went into early menopause around the time some of these symptoms started. I have seen two cardiologists, the last one thinks my palpitations are an endocrine issue.
Does this level of TPO mean I could be developing Graves Disease or Hashimotos? I would like to do something to prevent this if possible. My gp is testing me for parathyroid hormone, ionized calcium, vitamin d 25. I'm not sure what other tests I may need other than T3.
I'm so sick of all of this and feeling lousy a lot of the time.
Thanks for your input.