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Medichecks thyroid results please advise?

Medichecks thyroid results please advise?

Hi, I decided to get my FT3 checked as advised in a previous post. My GP and Endo refused the test. I have attached a photo of my thyroid results from March, June and September 2017. I have no additional test results done.

I have a very small goitre on the left side of my neck and a significantly larger one on the right side which is very painful. I was prescribed oral Prednislone for 8 weeks and have completed the course mid August. so the results dated 03/09/17 have been done after the steroids. I'm not on any thyroid medication and my Endo has taken the watch and wait approach.

I'm have an upcoming Endo and GP appointments and would be most grateful if you could offer me any advice.

Thank you so much in advance for taking your time out and offering me your support.

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You have raised TPO antibodies so you definitely have Hashimoto's

Read as much as possible about this- as you have found medics don't understand it

Ask for vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12 to be tested - likely too low

Changing to strictly gluten free diet helps significantly for many

thyroidpharmacist.com/artic...

chriskresser.com/the-gluten...

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Kira777 If getting T3 tested, it's best to get FT4 done at the same time so you can see if you are converting well enough.

Your TPO antibodies are high, indicating autoimmune thyroid disease aka Hashimoto's, but your TSH and FT4 are well within range so doubtful you'll get a diagnosis and prescription for Levo.

You can help reduce the antibodies by adopting a strict gluten free diet which has helped many members here. Gluten contains gliadin (a protein) which is thought to trigger autoimmune attacks so eliminating gluten can help reduce these attacks. You don't need to be gluten sensitive or have Coeliac disease for a gluten free diet to help.

Supplementing with selenium l-selenomethionine 200mcg daily can also help reduce the antibodies, as can keeping TSH suppressed.

stopthethyroidmadness.com/h...

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hypothyroidmom.com/hashimot...

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

Gluten/thyroid connection: chriskresser.com/the-gluten...

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