Hi folks, I wonder if anyone can help.
I posted my blood test results last week and while I currently have 'normal' thyroid results, my thyroid peroxidase antibodies are above range indicating autoimmune Hashimotos thyroiditis (which matches my symptoms).
I saw my GP yesterday and she refused to diagnose Hashimotos based solely on elevated levels of TPOAb (which considering I had to explain to her what the two types of antibodies were didn't hugely surprise me...). I'm really pushing for the diagnosis because I want to be regularly monitored, and may have to relocate so don't want to start the discussion all over again with another GP.
I'm sure that in the last few months I've read something 'official' recommending that Hashis can be diagnosed based solely on the presence of elevated antibodies even when the patient is euthyroid, but for the life of me I can't find the reference or link... I keep notes on everything so this is so frustrating!
Can anyone help at all, is there anything I can present to the GP to prove that she can diagnose based on elevated TPOAb? She's said that if I can prove it to her she'll consider putting the diagnosis on my record.