Originally Posted by healthyk8
here's the data:
Thryroid Antibodies Profile
Anti Thyroglobulin Antibody 28.3 (<40.0)
Anti Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) 191.0 (<35.0)
The presence of TPO antibodies is a sign you're dealing with autoimmune thyroid disease; it's the most common type of hypothyroidism. This is very clearly a thyroid problem.
| Thyroid Comprehensive |
T-Uptake 0.82 (0.77 - 1.31)
T4, Total Thyroxine 3.2 (4.5 - 12.0)
FTI, Free Thyroxine Index 0.8 (1.0 - 4.0)
TSH 60.50 (0.35 - 5.5)
T3, Total Triiodothyroinine 95 (85 - 205)
T4, Free Thyroxine 0.5 (0.7 - 1.7)
Kate, your very high TSH is a sign your pituitary is OK; it's sensing the very low levels of FT4 and FT3 and it's telling your thyroid "OK, make more thyroid NOW". Your thyroid is trying, but the TPO antibodies are attacking the very mechanism by which your thyroid does this. You are very hypoT. Your FT4 is below the range, and your T3 is almost below it.
You must feel just awful. When do you see the doctor again?