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Latest results-OK I think?

Just got my latest results and other than my antibodies which remain high no matter what I do, everything looks OK I think?

TSH 0.027 (0.27-4.2) (Is this TOO low?)

T4 18 (12-22)

T3 6.2 (3.1 - 6.8)

TPO 306 (0-34)

TGAB 98.2 (0-115)

My hair is in a dreadful state at the mo and I'm not sure why? It's thickened up since taking T3 but is limp, unmanageable, tangly and dry as sticks. Any ideas anyone please?

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Infomaniac,

Many doctors think supressed TSH is too low but I don't think you are overmedicated as FT3 is within range. Read Dr. Toft's comments in Treatment Options in thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/about_... Email dionne.fulcher@thyroiduk.org if you would like a copy of the Pulse article to show your GP.

FT4 is mid range, which is fine, and FT3 is very good at 6.1.

It takes time for hair to improve and settle. Three years after being optimally dosed my hairdresser is saying that my hair is at long last thickening up and 'behaving as it should'. I didn't ask her to elaborate, I'm afraid.

Thyroid peroxidase and thyroglobulin antibodies are positive for autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimoto's). There is no cure for Hashimoto's which causes 90% of hypothyroidism. Levothyroxine treatment is for the low thyroid levels it causes. Many people have found that 100% gluten-free diet is helpful in reducing Hashi flares, symptoms and eventually antibodies.

chriskresser.com/the-gluten...

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

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I've been gluten free for about 5 years now Clutter but though my TPO levels have come down from 1600 (!) they are still way too high. I've done the AIP Paleo a couple of times but they are being very stubborn!

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Are you taking selenium. Research shows it reduces anti bodies. 200mcg

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No, I don't take Selenium as I eat quite a lot of Brazil nuts (probably too many to be honest!)

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There is no guarantee that the Brazil nuts come from selenium rich soil so may be test your levels to be sure

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