I feel like I am missing something here. How is it that you were tested for the antibodies without having any bloodwork done to test thyroid function? I am guessing that you were tested and the numbers were so normal that they decided to hold off on treatment? No responsible doctor is going to put a patient on thryoid meds if their numbers dont warrant it at all. That would be a malpractice case right there.
But if you have for some reason been tested for antibodies without having any thyroid bloodwork done, ( and I find that VERY hard to swallow) then you are runnning into more than your share of quacks. Something doesnt add up here, so I am likely missing half of this story, maybe a different thread?
It is totally possible to have antibodies and not have numbers enough out of wack yet for treatment.
If you like the doctor, just ask them to explain. People on the internet are good company and great for support, but none of us are qualified to play doctor here, and you should be turning to yours with these concerns.
I got a little upset with my doctor because my TSH was rising and although my numbers are all at the middle of the range I still felt like crap. Exhausted all the time, low body temps.....classic thyroid symptoms. When he wouldnt up my meds ( because my numbers continue to inch up and will someday reach the higher side on the dose I am on) I started playing DR like so many here do. I informed him that my rising TSH was evidence that my thyroid was having to work harder because he had me undermedicated. He did not agree and he explained to me what was happening with TSH.
Then he said that he understood that I was exhausted and cold but that we needed to find what else was afoot because it was not my thyroid levels causing all this.
He ordered an absolute ton of tests. The nurses commented that they rarely see so many go out.
If I had gotten my own way, I would be on a higher levoxyl dose, waiting months for it's affect to kick in, and I would have missed a problem that needs addressing asap. Hashimoto's is not the only autoimmune I am suffering from ( tho I wish I could go back to just having that).
So that's the other side of the coin. They arent all morons and we arent the experts here ( we just like to think we are
Talk to your new doctor.