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Confused about anti bodies. Please can someone look at my results.

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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


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


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

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Clutter profile image


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.

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kingyl in reply to Clutter

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?

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Clutter in reply to kingyl


Yes, if cortisol is low adrenals should be sorted out for a couple of weeks before starting thyroid hormone.

kingyl profile image

Thank you.

SlowDragon profile image

Your vitamin D is low. If you are not already supplementing, then improving levels to around 100nmol may help

Government recommends that everyone supplements vitamin D from Oct to April

Your other tests might reveal more. What age are you? Menopausal?

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kingyl in reply to SlowDragon

Im 41.

Im already supplementing iron and have been the last 6 weeks so im pleased to have raised my ferritin to 79.

I have vit d drops here from my chiropractor so will start them tomorrow.

How do my thyroid panel look? I know my tsh is high but what about everything else?

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Your TSH is VERY high. It is because FT4 and FT3 is low. Both of them have to be in the high level of the range. Your have to take levothyroxin for that.

Your vit D and ferritin are very low. Your have to put it up with supplments. Your thyroid can not work well without it.

Also for thyroid you have to take selenium 200mcg daily together with vit E.

You don`t have Hashimoto for sure.

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kingyl in reply to Sv_cy

I thought iron at 79 was ok for hair?

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Learner1 in reply to kingyl

79 is just fine for ferritin. I have Heridirary hemachromatosis and am closely monitored by a hematologist.

From what I've learned, it needs to be at least 60, or your mitochondria won't work properly, but over 100 isn't good either as you can feed infections and start creating stress on your organs.

79 sounds perfect. Your vitamin D, however, should be at the higher end of the range. Low vitamin D is linked with cancer, MS, etc.

No you have not, I only hope that you didn't pay good money for bad advice!

Learner1 profile image

Ideally, you shouldn't have thyroid antibodies at all. This article gives some reasons your body night be making them, why they may be testing lower than they should be, and things to investigate that may lower them. A good functional medicine doctor would be thinking like this and helping you sift through the potential problems.

And, as the article points out, people with autoimmune disease tend to collect more over their lives. Its a good idea to get to the bottom of what's causing your thyroid and adrenals to act up and to calm your immune system down before they snowball into other problems. (I see a top ME/CFS specialist who tested me for and found other kinds of autoimmunity causing my problems saying that people who already have Hashimotos, etc. tend to be genetically prone to autoimmunity...)

I also saw Dr. Tom O'Brysn speak, and he showed a 10 year history of annual blood samples from the US military showing how antibodies were present in small amounts at first, years before patients were diagnosed with full blown autoimmune disease after they hit the threshold of the test range.

Sounds like you have a wise doctor.

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