Re: Hashimoto and Hives
Monkeypants, I've heard what you wrote, that drs. don't treat when TSH is still normal despite positive antibodies. A friend was watched regularly by her endocrinologist for roughly one year; as soon as levels warranted, she started therapy. Apparently overreplacement brings on problems too, so that's why they wait, or so she was told.
Endo #1 telling you to return in a year sounds a little unfeeling to me. I thought the rule of thumb was 6-12 mos. My friend's TSH and cholesterol were checked every 3 mos. As for Endo #2 recommending therapy: snarky & contemptible! (I got that a lot, too.)
I hope the Mayo doctors come up with something safe & helpful for your thryoid concerns & hives. You could also check out the Thyroid Disorders board to see what people there might offer. Good luck! Vee