This is my first time posting on the site and really need some advice as I am feeling really overwhelmed and not sure what to do. So I was diagnosed with Graves disease in 2018 and have been taking propylthiouracil. In June my endocrim told me to stop the medication to see whether my thyroid had gone back to normal but by August when I had a blood test for surgery for another issue, it was flagged that my thyroid was not functioning. My endocrim put me back on propylthiouracil 200mg daily to help my thyroid until I can have my surgery rescheduled. I last spoke to him in October when he told me that and he is happy with my thyroid function but my antibodies are too high, and that there is nothing I can do to lower this and that I need to start thinking about whether to have radio-iodine treatment or surgery.
These were the readings I got back for my blood test:
Serum thyroid peroxidase antibody concentration 41 IU/ml [0.0-34.0]
TSH Receptor Abs 12.50 IU/L [<1.75]
In all honesty I don't want either. Can anyone give me some advice please on whether there is anything I can do or take to lower my antibodies?