After 30+ years of being hypo, I've now discovered from a private blood test that I do have Hashimotos.
Results from January 2017 -
Thyroglobin Antibody 243 (0 - 115)
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody 19.78 (0 - 34)
TSH 0.005 (0.27 - 4.20)
Free Thyroxine 0.3 (12 - 22)
Total Thyroxine (T4) 5.4 (59 - 154)
Free T3 14.47 (3.10 - 6.80)
I'm on 40mcg of T3 a day, taken in one dose before food/drink at 6am. Only now do I feel well. BUT these blood results look like I'm over medicated. My thyroid tests here are similar to those done by my GP and I therefore have an ongoing battle with my GP wanting to lower my dose.
I haven't felt this well for decades, so it's how I feel versus blood results.
My question is - can Hashi's cause blood results to appear high but the patient needs a higher dose to have any energy? Maybe the antibodies are preventing medication to get to where it's needed?