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Over, Under, Normal, Confused???

So I don't have the blood test results to hand, however if you go to my other posts you will see some previous results. Basically i have gone from an over active, to an under active, to normal all in the space of a few months. My antibodies are 88. Is this hashimoto's thyroiditis? Will it attack again or will it stay normal form now on. Back to see the specialist in January where i will have more blood tests done. Thanks.

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I had post partum thyroiditis, hyper, hypo now I normal but with higher antibodies. I will have annual blood tests to keep an eye on things, you could suggest that to your doctor?

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What is the range for the antibodies? If it is over-range, then yes, it is Hashi's - certainly sounds like Hashi's. But, if it's negative for Hashi's that doesn't completely rule it out, because antibodies fluctuate. Plus, there's more than one type of antibody, but the NHS won't test the other type. So, you can't really rule it out.

And, if it is Hashi's, it is going to attack again. And again. Until your thyroid is completely destroyed and you are left completely hypo. But, you should be started on thyroid hormone replacement long before that happens. So, keep an eye on it. Have regular tests so that as soon as your TSH goes over-range, you can insist on starting thyroid hormone replacement. :)

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In your last thread it was mentioned that your high antibodies suggested Hashi's and Slowdragon suggested a gluten free diet and gave you a couple of links.

Here are some more

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

stopthethyroidmadness.com/h...

stopthethyroidmadness.com/h...

hypothyroidmom.com/hashimot...

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

A gluten free diet can help reduce antibodies, as can supplementing with selenium l-selenomethionine 200mcg daily, as can keeping TSH suppressed.

Did you get vitamins and minerals tested as Slowdragon suggested?

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