firstly I just wanted to say I have been 'lurking' on this forum for a while and have found it very useful! Since taking my levo at night I sleep so well and am a completely different person in the morning! So thank you!
I have just had my bloods back and my antibodes are 1,300 in a normal range of 0.60 (this was not tested last time 3 months ago but in Sept 2011 it was 260). My TSH has come down to 2.93 from 5.60 3 months ago. The doctor has upped my levothyroxine to 50mg (I was started on 25mg 3 months ago).
I am looking for a bit of advise/re-assurance on my antibody levels as this seems extremely high compared to the 'normal range' - should I be worried/asking for anything further to be looed at? At what point do they investigate further/diagnose as potential autoimmune disease? I may be worrying a little more than I need to as my sister has quite a serious autoimmune disease where her antibodies are over producing and attacking her kidneys, she has been on a low dose chemo to try and combat this for over a year. I am reading that autoimmune diseases (although not the same one) can run in the family but my doctor didnt seem bothered by this.
I have all the usual symptomes, tiredness, feeling cold, weight gain (5 stone in 18 months even though I having been eating healthy/exercising), infertility? (been trying for a baby for a year) but the most 'annoying' is a regular (every few days) feeling of someone holding their hand against the lower area od my throat.
Many thanks in advance!