Hi all, new to the forum, although I've spent the afternoon reading many of the posts and it seems like such a great and supportive space. I came back from living abroad a few months ago, where I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's through a routine medical check offered by my employer at the time. This included a thyroid ultrasound, and as this indicated an abnormality, additional tests were ordered.
These were the results:
20 July 2017
TSH 5.48 (0.27-4.2)
FT3 5.9 (3.1-6.8)
FT4 14.8 (12-22)
ATG 64.0 (to 115)
AntiTPO 204.9 (to 34)
Also Vit B12 629 (211-911)
I don't think I have any symptoms. I have cold hands and feet (which I've had since I can remember!) and I'd say my digestion is not perfect, but I never would have suspected anything was wrong if it wasn't for the thyroid ultrasound.
I now want to take these to my GP so he can start monitoring my condition, although from previous posts it doesn't sound like he'll want to do anything about it until my TSH reaches 10. (This attitude of 'let's wait until things get much worse' seems so wrong to me!)
What do you all think of these results? I'd really appreciate your opinion. Do you think I should I go on any medication now (if I can convince my GP)? Or is it worth at this stage just to re-examine my diet (going gluten, dairy and soya free?) and to look into supplements. Basically, as I seem to be asymptomatic, I'm wondering if it's possible to stop this condition from progressing any further through diet/lifestyle changes etc.