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I'm confused

I've just had my blood results from Drs. I don't understand how they fluctuate especially as I've had my levo increased. I'm due to speak to Drs on Monday. Is my thyroid failing more?? If you have 2 mins to look at my results on my profile and message me with what you believe is happening so I can understand, I'd really appreciate it. Thanking you in advance.

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Tateanne I would say you need your thyroid antibodies testing to see whether you have autoimmune thyroid disease aka Hashimoto's.

The NHS only seems to test Thyroid Peroxidase antibodies but there are also Thyroglobulin antibodies which they rarely test. You can be negative for TPO but positive for TG and they won't know. You can get them tested privately if your GP tests TPO and they come back negative.


I've had this tested but there didn't seem to be a problem at the time with auto immune


Tateanne Do you have the result? One negative doesn't rule out Hashimoto's, whereas one positive confirms it. And if only TPO antibodies were tested, then you could have positive TG antibodies.



Where are the new results and ranges?

Thyroid function declines with age and Hashimoto's will progressively destroy the thyroid gland to destruction. In either case thyroid replacement will need to be increased to ensure euthyroid (normal) thyroid levels.


Sorry I've put them on my profile so you can see how they've fluctuated even with increasing levo


Covering doctor stated results in 'normal' range however my dr who is calling me Monday stated on last blood test that she wanted my TSH down to 1 hence the increase. However this blood test there raised again. I've taken my levo first thing in the morning religiously and not eaten or drank for an hour so I don't understand. I thought I'd get 'better' results??


do you leave 24 hours between last dose of levo and any blood tests


Yes I do, I've literally taken all the advice and put it in practice. I suppose it explains why I've been so tired and stiff


I would suggest your unable to convert the levo t4 into t3

in your shoes I would self treat with Natural Dessicated Thyroid or straight t3

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