This is my first post and wanted to say hello and some advise please.
My results from let’s get checked:
T4 72 (normal)
TSH 10.3 (high)
Free t4: 10.4 (low)
Free t3: 4.5 (normal)
TPEX antibodies: 258 (high)
TGAB antibodies: 327 (high)
I didn’t get a phone call like I expected but have read and read. I’d just like some reassurance that my understanding is correct and advice on next steps.
From these results it suggests Hashimotos? That the tsh is elevated to compensate for the effect of the antibodies, the elevated tsh is keeping t4 pretty much normal, with ft4 dipping just under normal range. This means the levels are subclinical and wouldn’t be treated by gp? Have I got that all correct?
GP when I first asked for a test was very dismissive which is why I had private tests - to be fair NHS is fairly overwhelmed at the moment and it was a patients hunch. What do I do now? Just wait and see if antibodies damage the thyroid to the point where medication is needed (or get better?) and then go back in a year?
Is there really nothing I can do?