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Old 09-04-2004, 09:27 AM   #1
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hasimoto's question?

has anyone been diagnosed with hashi's who has normal TSH levels, but high levels af anti-TPO
antibodies? if so, how was/is it being treated?
i'm new to this- thank you! sally ann

 
Old 09-04-2004, 12:18 PM   #2
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Re: hasimoto's question?

I have Hashimoto's with normal TSH readings. That is the reason I can't get my medicaton adjusted. Now I am diagnosed with oteoperosis and that just gave my doctor another reason not to adjust my meds. I had been on .075mcg of Levoxyl for about 3 years and have just switched over to 30mg of Armour. I still am trying to find a doc that knows what they are doing. Good luck.

 
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Re: hasimoto's question?

The endo who diagnosed my Hashi's begins treatment based on the presence of antibodies accompanied by symptoms, no matter what TSH is. The newest thinking is that the gland is doomed to eventual total failure anyway, and starting treatment before then can alleviate symptoms and possibly prevent the formation of a goiter... or prevent greater enlargement of a goiter if one is already present. Waiting until blood tests are out of range can take years, and patients suffer mightily during the meantime. No sense in waiting.

 
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Re: hasimoto's question?

I also have Hashi's and normal TSH readings. My endo put me on Armour, but as it turned out I had to stop taking, b/c I seemed to react badly to the med. Not to worry, you're not alone in this horrible battle.

 
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Re: hasimoto's question?

I am in the same boat. I have Hashi's and tested positive for anitbodies, I have quite a large nodule and an enlarged thyroid. I had a biopsy done on the nodule and that is how the diagnosed the Hashi's for sure. My lab ranges are all within the normal range right now. I am stuck in the rut where I have lots of symptoms but with the ranges ok my dr wants me to wait a bit and retest me in 6 months.

Karen

 
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