I've had Hashimoto's for 9 years and my TPO antibody levels have almost tripled from 438 in 2008 to 1,204 in 2017. Symptoms of fatigue and IBS have also worsened over the last year. Does anyone have any idea what this might mean? Are rising antibodies related to worsening of the condition, or are they irrelevant?
I also did a blood glucose intolerance test, which showed very high blood glucose levels at 40 minutes (11.5mmol/L), but high-normal after 1 hour (9.5mmol/L) and normal after 2 hours (5.0mmol/L). I'm not sure what this means, aside from I'm not diabetic. But perhaps that my insulin response is delayed for some reason.
I suspect constant low-level anxiety and stress are the cause of raised antibodies and worsening symptoms, but not sure what steps to take to check this. I've heard about adrenal gland saliva tests, but not sure if this is relevant. Any help would be much appreciated.
(p.s.: I'm new here!)