Thyroid UK
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so confused :( 21 year old has no idea what to do

Hi about 7 months ago I was diagnosed with a very over active thyroid gland with presence of goiter, since then my ranges have been fluctuating from hyper to more recently hypo. I have been placed on various doses of carbimazole to treat the hyper. The latest blood test reveled a normal thyroid range. which I was very pleased about. however I was also told that I had levels of Thyroid Peroxidase at 250. ? could someone please explaine this to me... is it anything to worry about ?

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Is that TPO ab - I.e. thyroid peroxidase antibodies? If so that would indicate that you have Hashimoto's thyroiditis, also known as auto-immune hypothyroidism. Hashi's can cause swings between hyper and hypo, although I believe most people end up hypo. This is the most common from of hypothyroidism in the developed world. Xx


This website is very helpful. This page is about hyperthyroid or Graves but there are other links:


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