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Blood results do they mean I have hashis ?

Blood results do they mean I have hashis ?

Hi just got my blood test results back

the only 2 that have come back out of range are the Se thyroid peroxidase AB conc & also my serum folate very slightly under range. My Tsh is 0.92 and T4 is 20.8 does this confirm hashimotos or not ? All other tests Vit D etc have all come back in range. Do I need to do anything ? I take 100mcg Levi mon/fri & 125mcg sat/sun . I have also been following a gluten free diet for last 6 weeks & all my General hypo symptoms have slightly improved my biggest complaint was discomfort in neck which has all but disappeared I have been hypo for ten years. Any advice or info greatly appreciated thanku :))

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alysonkerry- Your TPO antibodies are high, you are positive for Hashimoto's. You can help reduce antibodies by keeping to your gluten free diet.

Gluten/Thyroid connection:

Supplementing with Selenium L-selenomethionine 200mcg daily and keeping TSH suppressed also help reduce antibodies.

Hashi's Information:

Your under range folate should be investigated. Have you had B12 tested? These work together.

You could pop over to the Pernicious Anaemia Society forum here on Health Unlocked for further advice before doing anything about supplementing

You say other tests have come back in range. It's where in range that matters. We Hypos need optimal levels. What are your results, if they're not optimal supplements might be a good idea.


Thanku so much for your reply tried to upload more than one photo with results on but not being very techie was unable to. Will look into all u have said & the links you have posted & will try & post full test results thanks again :)


Tissu transglutsminase 0.5 u/ml

Anti DNA 1 iu/ml

Serum total 25 OH vit D 48nmol/l

Serum bit B12 343 pmo/l

HbA1c Leblanc - IFCC 34 mol/mol

All of the bioplex anti results (antibodies) came back n/a

Hi seaside Susie hope the above results make sense they're like a foreign language to me appreciate your replies :)


alysonkerry- Your B12 isn't high enough, anything under 500 can cause neurological problems. The recommended level is top of range, even 900-1000. As your Folate is under range, post both of these results on the PA forum I linked to and they should be able to advise.

Vit D is low. Recommended level is 100-150nmol/L. You should supplement with 5000iu D3 daily. Retest in 4 months time and if you've reached the recommended level reduce dose. If you're a sun worshipper you may be able to keep your Vit D topped up naturally by going out in the sun daily, plenty of bare skin with no sunscreen - time depends on colour of skin so check here

If you're not a sun worshipper you may need to take 1000-2000iu daily in the summer. Retest once or twice a year when supplementing.

Vit D has important co-factors

D3 aids absorption of calcium from food and K2-MK7 directs it to bones and teeth rather than arteries and soft tissues. D3 and K2 are fat soluble so should be taken with the fattiest meal of the day, four hours away from thyroid meds.

Magnesium comes in different forms, check to see which would suit you best and as it's calming it's best taken in the evening, four hours away from thyroid meds

HbA1c tests for diabetes. Less than 42mmol/mol is normal so at 34 yours is fine.

I don't know about the others.

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SeasideSusie hi there hope u don't mind me messaging u again. After receiving previous blood results doc has written & said to supplement Vit D with over the counter meds. And to have another blood test re low folate level which next avail appt is 24th Feb. No mention of the B12 which is within range but low & no mention of my antibodies re hashis which were high. Do u think I should just supplement Vit D for now & wait till after next blood test to see if folate levels have changed ? Or should I start B12, folic acid, magnesium, selenium & Vit D can't see doc until 15th march so frustrating. Did post on PA site but haven't had any replies to my post. Your advice is greatly appreciated thanku:)


alysonkerry- There's no problem with starting Vit D supplement now. It wont affect your folate/B12. I like this D3 supplement, it contains only two ingredients so no unnecessary ingredients, plus it's a nice small softgel so it's easy to take

Don't forget the K2-MK7 and magnesium. Start one at a time and give it a few days before adding the next supplement, that way if there's any reaction you'll know what caused it.

I can't see that you have posted on the PA forum. Maybe you didn't click Submit. Repost on there for their advice. An under range folate (I can't see that you've given the actual result) means you are folate deficient. Your GP wont take any notice of your B12 because it's within range. However, it is below 500 and as explained could cause neurological problems. The PA forum are the best people to advise you.

Your GP wont have mentioned your antibodies because he probably doesn't know much about them, if anything. They certainly don't attach much importance to them because they lead to hypothyroidism anyway. Just follow the suggestions about helping to reduce the antibodies.

You can start supplementing D3, K2-MK7, Magnesium and Selenium now, but add one at a time as suggested above.

Don't supplement B12 or folic acid until you've had advice from the PA forum.

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SeasideSusie thanku so so much for taking the time to reply really appreciate everything you have said & will follow advice. Will re post on PA forum I'm useless as u will have gathered with anything techie thanks again will post again when I have anything to report :))


Thanku so much for all the info will look into everything :))


You need to click on to the Reply GREEN BOX as suggested by SeasideSusie - otherwise she will not see your reply 😊

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Thanku :)

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