Thyroid issue or not

Hi, new to this site so not sure what I am doing yet but if anyone can help it would be great. I presented to my GP 12 months ago with post nasal drip, I was given a spray and I also had fluid in my throat, my GP diagnosed acid reflux. I don't have classic heartburn symptoms. Following loads of tests I ended up with a normal endoscopy, positive for h.pylori, now clear and on Omeprazole. Had further tests for Thyroid which they say is 5.5 slightly elevated but tested positive with antibodies. Not being treated as yet for Thyroid but have been diagnosed vitamin D deficient and high level of Adrenal function whatever that means for my adrenal glands, awaiting further test for this. Does anyone know else have any similar symptoms to see if any of this is related to Thyroid. Many thanks

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  • If you can get a print-out of your results with the ranges. Ranges are in brackets after the results and post them for comments.

    If you have antibodies you should be prescribed levothyroxine.

    thyroiduk.org.uk

    thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/about_...

    If you have antibodies you have an Autoimmune Thyroid disease called Hashimotos - the commonest form of hypothyroidism. The antibodies attack your gland and wax and wane until you are hypothyroid. Going gluten-free can reduce antibodies.

    When you have blood tests for thyroid hormones it has to be the earliest possible, fasting but you can drink water. If you are on thyroid hormones, you allow 24 hour gap between last dose and the test and take afterwards. Always get a print-out of your results with the ranges for your own records and you can post if you have a query.

    Ask GP to test B12, Vit D, iron, ferritin and folate.

  • I have not had blood tests that are fasting would this cause an incorrect reading

  • Christineblue

    Copy and paste your two questions onto a new post so that more members will respond. These are now in a question which is 4 days old. :)

  • My tests say my Thyroid per oxidase antibodies are positive at 223.2 normal range 0-34. My plasma noradrenaline is raised at 2750 pmol/L normal range 0-2293. Could anyone explain what this means please. My Endo has taken further blood that needs to be in a spin to separate hormones or something like that.

    Thanks.

  • TsH slightly elevated at 5.5 with antibodies !!!

    you need a doctor with brains

    you are hypothyroid and have hashimotos and should be treated STAT

  • Thank you so much, I have learned more from this site in two minutes. I am seeing my Endo next week so will ask for print outs. I have normal blood levels except Vit D, that has come back at 14 and I have to take 40,0000 d3 vitamin once weekly for 8 weeks then D800 weekly for mainenance.

    The Endo has suggested my Thryoid should be checked every six months. What is Hashimotos please and what would the symptoms be.

    Thank you all for replies and help, this sounds complicated to fix I think.

  • Don't worry, it is a learning curve I am afraid for everyone on this forum and so many have been undiagnosed for a long time.

    Some links for you and some doctors don't prescribe for antibodies alone if TSH hasn't reached the number for diagnosing. In the UK it is 10 and in other countries 3+.

    thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/about_...

    thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/about_...

    Always get a print-out of your results with the ranges for your own records and post if you have a query. Normal to many doctors means that we are 'normal' but not if we are low normal.

    Hashimotos is treated the same as hypothyroidism. Thyroid Antibodies attack the thyroid gland until the person is hypothyroid. Antibodies wax and wane and sometime too many and at other times reduced. Going gluten-free can reduce antibodies and many have found a benefit. Antibodies should be treated the same way as hypothyroidism.

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