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Please could someone read these test results

Please could someone read these test results

Hi ,haven't asked any questions on here before but have learned a lot of good information and how to challenge my doctor and be able to know what to ask for regarding what tests ect.

I have been really ill for the last 3years especially the last 2 years got lots of tastes which all came back with lots of inflammation,also diagnosed with fibromyalgia, RA,slightly kidney failure, have lots of other symptoms, did lots or research and and asked if I could get t3 but was told a definite NO as I don't need it as my levo is all I need so I asked for all the proper thyroid blood tests to be done as through research I told her I believe that I might have hashimoto's she then said that their wasn't a blood test for that and that ,that was what an underactive thyroid was to which I disagreed so she to do these tests ,results in picture below can you please comment on the results as I take it that I do have hashimoto's but also Grave's but I am unsure about the primary myxoedema can you help please .

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Margaretheron2,

TSH 0.60 is low-normal and assumes FT4 and FT3 are good but that can't be confirmed without FT4 and FT3 testing. You can order your own FT4 and FT3 tests via thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/testin... Medichecks offer #ThyroidThursday discounts.

Why do you think you have Graves?

Thyroid peroxidase antibodies 188 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_...

Ferritin 100 is optimal.

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Thank you clutter for your quick reply, the thought about grave's was only because at the top of the results sheet is says

Anti TPO found in Graves,Hashimoto's and myxoedema. Presence in other autoimmune diseases May indicate subclinical thyroid disease.

But as I'm writing this . Am I right in saying that it just means that it is saying that it is just confirming that it is anyone of those desases which affects the TPO

Or am I just talking rubbish lol

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To clutter, forgot to say I have already started on gluten free, and will look into getting own testing done thank you for your help and advice xx

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Margaretheron2,

It's just saying that anti TPO can be found in any or all of those diseases. It doesn't mean you have Graves.

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Yes clutter, as I said just realised that ,I've suffered with hypothyroidism for about 25 years ,but was doing ok up until 3 years ago when somthing changed when i became really sick taking one infection after another then having so much internal pain, also pain in hips so much so I couldn't walk was put on vitamin D3which quickly sorted out the hips I also started taking liquid Q10 which has helped the internal pain although I still have pain every day in right upper body under my rib cage ,

I have just ordered omega3,magnesium,multi strain probiotics vitamin B100 complex ,to see if it makes any difference to my symptoms, what do you think?

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Margaretheron2,

I think it is better to test for deficiencies before taking lots of supplements which may not address issues. Have you had vitamin D, B12 and folate tested?

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