I have copy and pasted this directly from my login in the surgeries website, in a box above the results it said: results - Abnormal, action - None
THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBO
THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBODY 284 iu/mL
Anti-TPO antibodies are present in most patients with
Hashimoto's thyroiditis(95%) and primary myxoedema(90%)
and in some patients with Grave's disease(18%).They are
also present in low levels in patients with colloid
goitre,thyroid carcinoma,transiently in de Quervain's
thyroiditis and in normal older females. It follows
that this is a nonspecific investigation.
TPO Elevated (>75 IU/mL)
Can anyone tell me what this actually means?
I have B12 injections every 12 weeks and i'm on a cocktail of medication due to suffering from endometriosis. i also take 75mg of T4 , i was on 25mg but felt awful however my doctor wouldn't increase my does as my TSH was 5.6 and the upper reference limit was 6.9.
By October i increased my dose myself to 50mg and 6 weeks later went to see a different doctor who sent me for another blood test and my TSH came back at 7.18 but the reference range had lowered to 5.33. My dose was increased to 75mg and in Feb i went back for another blood test this time it came back at 1.43. How can it jump like that and how can i still feel so rubbish?
Thanks for reading