Havent posted in a while. I have been monitoring my tsh levels for the past year since having a elevated tsh back in november 2016 which my Dr prescribed a small dose of levo for 3 weeks but took me off it due to it making me feel dreadful.
Ive had my my tsh and t4 checked every 3 months since and it was always within range, until recently.
My anxiety (only symptom apart from dryer than usual hair) has been really bad recently so I took a blue horizon test which confirmed my tsh is elevated once again.
Vitamin B12 671 pg/ml 197 - 771
Folate (serum) 11.5 ug/L > 2.9
FERRITIN 79 ug/L 13 - 150
C Reactive protein <0.6 mg/L <5.0
TOTAL THYROXINE(T4) 93 nmol/L 59 - 154
THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE * 5.80 mIU/L 0.27 - 4.2
FREE THYROXINE 15.7 pmol/l 12.0 - 22.0
FREE T3 4.3 pmol/L 3.1 - 6.8
25 OH Vitamin D 58 nmol/L 50 - 200
THYROID ANTIBODIES .
Thyroglobulin Antibody <10.0 IU/mL 0-115
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies <9.0 IU/mL 0 - 34
Yesterday I saw a functional medicine Dr in london and I showed her these results, she said that I have hashimotos as anti bodies are present and your body should not have any anti bodies at all. I thought everyone had a small amount?
I've had my anti bodies checked 3 time this past year and they have never been above range and always on the very low side, Im confused!!
I've had more bloods done along with iodine urine test, minerals etc and I'm having my cortisol and female hormones checked on day 22 of my cycle.
Do I really have hashimotos?
Thanks in advance
No, you don't have Hashimoto's because thyroglobulin and thyroid peroxidase antibodies are below range. Your functional doctor is wrong and you are right, most people do have some antibodies.
I thought so and i did question her on that but she said that your body should not attack itself therfore antibodies should not be present.
I recently purchased thyrogold due to being to scared to take levo again but after 6 days the palpitations and nervous feeling was horrendous so i had to stop.
The dr new about thyrogold and explained that if my adrenals are crashed my body will struggle to absorb the thyroid hormone so we need to sort of my adrenals first then look at vitmain and mineral deficiencies then if needed she will prescribe thyroid glandular.
Does this seem right to you?
Yes, if cortisol is low adrenals should be sorted out for a couple of weeks before starting thyroid hormone.