I'm new here but am trying to find out more about these APAs...finding it very confusing! So, basically I have been trying to conceive for three years now.
After year 1 of trying to conceive I found out I had a TSH of 30.3. It took an entire year (and much battling with GP about the reference range) to get down to a decent level (bounces between 0.4-1.1) I was recommended to go through IVF for "unexplained infertility" which resulted in a chemical pregnancy-no surprise at all when you read the literature on antithyroid antibodies and miscarriage/infertility.
Having seen a private fertility consultant who recommended that I get the test for APA, I did so. Just had the results back, they are 1300 and the normal range is 100. This post is not about fertility really, more about what this means for me and my health.
Does anyone know what having high antibodies means for my health (aside from infertility) and what I should be asking for from the GP (who isn't bothered!) I do still struggle to get up in the mornings and I often feel as though I have quite a thick head although my energy levels appear to improve throughout the day. No other major symptoms. It is such an ongoing battle with this thyroid issue!
Any help/advice on navigating this really tricky issue would be really gratefully received. Thanks very much in advance.