Originally Posted by dea4
I had 8 and 4 when diagnosed, so mine were low, but my current dr thinks maybe I was on the tail end of Hashi's when diagnosed meaning they were possibly higher months or years previous to diagnosis.
Dea4, do the antibodies go away? I was tested about 15 years ago and they found antibodies and a high TSH, but I had zero symptoms. For the past few years by TSH has always been on the high side of 'normal' - hovering around 5.0-6.5 again, with zero symptoms. The past two years I've had my FT4 tested and it too as on edge of 'normal' (12 in a range of 9-23). Until this Spring I had zero symptoms, and now I have very single one that is typically listed with the excpetion of constipation (due I am only to the fact that I eat about 40g of fiber a day).
Autoimmune diseases run in my family and I've been thinking Hashi's; I haven't had my antibodies tested recently because my doctor says "you're normal" - I have an appointment on Tuesday with a specialist and now I"m wondering if it's possible that testing for antibodies will come back 'negative' - is this possible?