Originally Posted by mmaan
How you find out you have autoimmune diseases. there is any blood work for that. if there is i want to know.
Testing for antibodies in a blood sample indicate whether there is autoimmune disease or not. The thyroglobulin and thyroperoxidase tests that your daughter had are for thyroid antibodies of the type seen in Hashimoto's thyroiditis. It appears that she does not have thyroid antibodies, but she still is hypothyroid, as indicated by her low FT4 and TT3. There are other antibody tests for lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. But if I were you, I would not put the child through all those tests until her hypoT is taken care of. She may feel so well at that point that no more tests will be necessary.
The labwork that the naturopath did in March is an excellent thyroid panel. Almost every test imaginable, and they indicate a problem. Take those results with you to the family doctor visit. Make him understand that you know the FT4 and the Total T3 should not be so low. It does not matter that the TSH doesn't look too bad; the thyroid hormone levels are the ones that count. If he refuses to help her, continue the treatment with the naturopath and forget the family doctor.
I wouldn't want to interfere with or criticize your family relationship, but you should know that if a doctor finds a problem with the child that your husband refuses to allow to be treated, it amounts to child neglect. That's a crime against the law in the US. You may have to defend the child's right to medical treatment. I hope it won't come to that, but your husband is just wrong... and someone must stand up for your daughter. If he still refuses to cooperate, tell the doctor about his refusal to let her be treated. The doctor may be able to legally intervene for her so that you don't have to be the villain.
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