Sorry to be that annoying person who starts another thread but I hope someone will have some answers or advice for
My specific questions:
Do these results indicate Hashimoto's?
Are the high TGabs by themselves not indicative of an autoimmune problem?
My T3 isn't just extremely low but it is in the lower range (bottom half).
I have ordered iodine, selenium, and b complex supplements as has been suggested & will see if I can get folate and ferritin levels checked. I am compound heterozygous with the MTHFR gene mutation, I don't know if that has anything to do with this or if it's totally unrelated.
Here are my latest blood test results.
TSH 0.916 reference range (0.45-4.5 uIU/mL)
Triiodothyronine (T3) 111 reference range (71-180 ng/dL)
T4, Free, (Direct) 1.57 reference range (0.82-1.77 ng/dL)
Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) Ab 22 reference range (0 - 34 IU/mL)
Thyroglobulin Antibody 4.9 reference range (0.0 - 0.9 IU/mL)
I'm so hoping the supplements will help. My Dr says everything is normal but I'm barely functioning so am quite desperate for answers.
I have ordered iodine, selenium, and b complex supplements as has been suggested
Who has suggested iodine? Not a good idea unless tested and found to be deficient, then only supplement under the guidance of an experienced practioner. Also, if you do have Hashi's then it's likely to make it worse.
A friend of mine suggested iodine. I was not aware that it could make Hashimotos worse :/ I am planning to hopefully find a knowledgeable Dr and do more blood work.
Iodine is one of the ingredients of thyroid hormone - T4 contains 4 atoms of iodine. Therefore, if you are low on iodine you won't be able to make as much hormone as you need. This seems to have given rise to the idea that iodine is necessary for the thyroid to 'work properly', and so even some doctors believe that all you need to do for a thyroid problem is throw iodine at it. Which is like adding 3+3 and making 7 - an indefinable something has been added to the facts. However, excess iodine is just as bad - if not worse - that low iodine. And, excess iodine is anti-thyroid. So, best not to take that.
Thanks everyone! Point has been taken about iodine. Do you have any other other observations about my test results or answers to my questions?