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Antibodies high?

Hello there,

Wondered if anyone could help, I was diagnosed with subclinical hypo - have been on 50mg of Levo, so far haven't felt that much better to be honest, tiredness is terrible.

I went to my gp this morning and requested my blood results.

I have antibodies and I'm quite shocked at how high they are just wondered if this is normal?

Anti -Tpo antibodies 149U/ml

Anti - Thyroglobin ABS 1341 U/ml

Thanks for your help

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Welcome to the forum, Lisalou72.

The antibodies are positive for autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimoto's) which has caused your hypthyroidism. Many Hashi patients find adopting 100% gluten-free diet is helpful in managing Hashi flares and reducing antibodies.

chriskresser.com/the-gluten...

thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/about_...

If you post your thyroid results with the ref ranges (figures in brackets after results) members will advise whether you are optimally medicated on 50mcg Levothyroxine.

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I am not a medical professional and this information is not intended to be a substitute for medical guidance from your own doctor. Please check with your personal physician before applying any of these suggestions.

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Thank you very much for your reply

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