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Latest test results! Any thoughts?

Ioana_17
Ioana_17

I've got my latest test results as per photo attached.

It is to me or this is a swinging in the TSH levels, as in July my TSH was 5.05 now is 2.38.

Could this one indicate Hasimoto's?

GP said is not Hasimoto as my last TPOAB were normal and the TGAB if high is not Hasimoto related?!

Should I go private with full thyroid panel in 8 weeks time?

The symptoms are everyday the same and I am gaining weight, not much but I cannot lose any weigh and the tiredness is awful

GP said is just depression and I need to exercise more, but I don't believe that, not anymore!!!

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Was your TgAB high? How high. Was it your doctor that said high TgAB doesn't indicate Hashi's? Depends how high. Depression certainly doesn't cause high antibodies of any kind! :)

Ioana_17
Ioana_17 in reply to greygoose

Hi greygoose, thank you for your response.

No I didn't have any TgAB tested, just TPO which came back as normal.

I've asked Gp to test for TgAB thru NSH and she said that the she cannot and even if she will test TgAB and they came back high doesn't mean Hashi's!!😥

greygoose
greygoose in reply to Ioana_17

Well, she knows nothing about thyroid, does she. You can't believe a word this woman says. As I said, depends how high the TgAB is. But the NHS doesn't test for it in connection with Hashi's, although it does sometimes for other things.

Ioana_17
Ioana_17 in reply to greygoose

Well this is what I thought about this in the 1st place.

I will go take another private test as the NHS knows nothing about this!

It makes me angry about how I feel and about losing my non-existent energy, argue with the doctors that makes me feel as this is all my fault, when I am looking for help and all I received back is the "depression label" and prescriptions for antidepressant when I know this is not the case.

greygoose
greygoose in reply to Ioana_17

I'm afraid it's a universal problem. Doctors in general know nothing about thyroid.

SlowDragon
SlowDragonAdministrator

An NHS GP can't/won't test TG antibodies

Link about high TG antibodies. It can diagnose Hashimoto's

healthline.com/health/antit...

Not all Hashimoto's patients have high antibodies

heyhashi.org/hashimotos-low...

For full Thyroid evaluation you need TSH, FT4, FT3 plus TPO and TG thyroid antibodies and also very important to test vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12

Private tests are available. Thousands on here forced to do this as NHS often refuses to test FT3 or antibodies or vitamins

thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/testin...

Medichecks Thyroid plus ultra vitamin or Blue Horizon Thyroid plus eleven are the most popular choice. DIY finger prick test or option to pay extra for private blood draw. Both companies often have money off offers.

All thyroid tests should ideally be done as early as possible in morning and fasting. When on Levothyroxine, take last dose 24 hours prior to test, and take next dose straight after test. This gives highest TSH, lowest FT4 and most consistent results. (Patient to patient tip, GP will be unaware)

If antibodies are high this is Hashimoto's, (also known by medics here in UK more commonly as autoimmune thyroid disease).

About 90% of all hypothyroidism in Uk is due to Hashimoto's. Low vitamins are especially common with Hashimoto's. Food intolerances are very common too, especially gluten. So it's important to get TPO and TG thyroid antibodies tested at least once .

Link about thyroid blood tests

thyroiduk.org/tuk/testing/t...

Link about antibodies and Hashimoto's

thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/about_...

thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/about_...

List of hypothyroid symptoms

thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/about_...

Ioana_17
Ioana_17 in reply to SlowDragon

Thank you so much SlowDragon, what you can comment about my test result as is seams to me that FT4 and FT3 are dropping since previous test?

SlowDragon
SlowDragonAdministrator in reply to Ioana_17

See you have been investigated for gut issues and on B12 injections

Do you supplement vitamin B complex too?

What's your vitamin D level now and do you supplement a maintenance dose

Low B vitamins and low vitamin D go together

drgominak.com/sleep/vitamin...

Are you on strictly gluten free diet? If not it's worth trying for 2-3 months

All this may help improve Thyroid levels

Ioana_17
Ioana_17 in reply to SlowDragon

All vitamins are ok, I am on B complex with B12 shots and 2000unit of vit D a day. Not yet gluten free!

SlowDragon
SlowDragonAdministrator in reply to Ioana_17

If you are taking vitamin B complex, or any supplements containing biotin, remember to stop these 3-5 days before any blood tests, as biotin can falsely affect test results

endo.confex.com/endo/2016en...

endocrinenews.endocrine.org...

Ferritin levels been tested

As you have low B12 you really need both TG antibodies tested. Like thousands on here you will have test privately

Suggest you do full Thyroid and vitamin test once you know all four vitamin levels are optimal

Ioana_17
Ioana_17 in reply to SlowDragon

Thank you I will sure do!

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