Highs and Lows

Dear People,

My Anti - TPO antibody is in the above range 91 IU (o.0 - 59.0)

above high reference limit

TPO anti levels; 60 - 100 units considered indeterminate

Total white blood count (XaldY)

3.5 10*9/L (4.0 - 11.0)

Below low reference limit

Platelet count - observation (42P..)

Below Range 130 10*9L (150 - 450.0)

Below low reference limit

female 68 experiencing fatigue, occasional digestive issues, insomnia, anxiety at times, and sometimes weakness.

Any input gratefully received.

Kind Regards Katiegirl123456

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  • Welcome to the forum, Katiegirl123456.

    Thyroid peroxidase antibodies are positive for autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimoto's). There is no cure for Hashimoto's which causes 90% of hypothyroidism. Treatment is for the low thyroid levels it causes. Many people have found that 100% gluten-free diet is helpful in reducing Hashi flares, symptoms and eventually antibodies.

    chriskresser.com/the-gluten...

    thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/

    Have your TSH, FT4 and FT3 thyroid levels been tested? If so, please post with the ranges (the figures in brackets after results).

    Explanations of low WBC and platelets are in labtestsonline.org/understa...

  • Thank you for your reply. I will try the 100% gluten-free diet.

    The levels you request are

    TSH 1.59 mlU/L [0.3 -4.5]

    FT4 17.4 pmol/L [10.0 - 22.0]

    FT3 3.72 pmolL [3.1 - 6.8]

    Kind Regards.

  • Katiegirl123456,

    There is scope for a dose increase to raise FT4 and FT3 which should improve fatigue and, perhaps, weakness. Most people will feel well with TSH 1.0 or lower and FT4 and FT3 higher in range.

    Read Treatment Options in thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/about_... Email louise.roberts@thyroiduk.org.uk if you would like a copy of the Pulse article to show your GP.

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