Just looking for some opinions here. I've been on Levi 50mcgs since Nov last year after being told my doctor that even though my thyroid was in range my anti bodies were 1000 I was told anything over 100 is bad and it was inevitable that I would end up hypo over time.
She referred me to an endocrinologist who told her that even though my thyroid antibodies were high, they only carry a "1-3% chance of destroying the thyroid to the point of causing me to have hypo". I never met with him, this was all done through correspondence between the doctors. Their decision was to take me off of the Levi completely and I now only have an annual thyroid blood test.
I'm not disputing their decision but it seems to be in contradiction to everything I've read about thyroid anti-bodies!?
Last blood test I had my anti-body level had dropped but was still at 548. Seems a bit weird to me because my doctor at the time was concerned they were still high but now she's more or less washed her hands of it all because they've told her it's ok to have them at that level?! I don't understand that! If that's true, then why does the the blood test have a marker level at all for them if they carry such a small threat to harming your thyroid?
A long ranty post and as I said I'm willing to accept their diagnosis but it's just so strange as it's almost like everyone has a huge difference in opinions about this stuff.