I just can't take this anymore GP said regardless of tshrab being borderline it means negative. I am like why thr range has negative/borderline/positive then. I have understood positive in some cases mentioned strong positive just means the autoimmune attack is on/active.
Another doctor says borderline is positive, as normal person without thyroid issues simply does not have that much tsh receptor antibodies. Everyone has some , but for healthy individual it does not exceed the limit.
I don't know how much current thyroid values affect interpretation of tshrab as many guides says that even though one has low tshrab they can still have graves and never rule out graves/hyperthyroidism without full evaluation.
I know tshrab has not much value and is not routinely run for one with thyroid issues. My TSH is 3.2 (0.4-4) and ft4 13 (10-25). I am not medicated.
This second doctor will start levo trial but the problem is that my GP didn't think borderline tshrab has nothing to do with my thyroid.
I am like so effin bored of this s***. As my GP doesn't see any connection between tshrab and my thyroid levels and symptoms they do not approve my trial of levo so I have to be creative to get money for testing. ..
I don't even know who to believe, have Googled my brain out and still not much I can understand. On the other hand I have had borderline TPOAB and it was considered either upcoming or passing flare up. Was not upcoming as later on it was normal, but few months before the borderline TPOAB I had hyper like symptoms.
Problem is that I have been gluten , dairy and sugar free for years. My selenium has been good and been supplementing a bit to get it to optimal. I don't have many of those "triggers" in my life so I have no idea are my antibodies borderline because of life habits.
I just feel so helpless being "borderline" on everything ... never enough.
Haven't yet had proper chat with this second doc so maybe they have more answers, but as they are so fully booked and no new patients are accepted at this point I will be squeezed in as they promised they feel it's their obligation to fix this situation for me. I just feel so alone with thousands of questions. I still don't have diagnosis except their word it's basedow but being undiagnosed has continued for so long it stars to affect me. I don't know who I am and where I fit if you understand what I mean by it.