Is it possible to have hashis, but test negative for antibodies?
My mother's side of the family has a lot of people with hypothyroid symptoms (but undiagnosed), with the exception of my grandmother who was diagnosed with a thyroid problem and could not sweat. Everyone else seems to have been diagnosed with other diseases such as diabetes, fibromyalgia, asthma, carpal tunnel syndrome, depression, anxiety disorders, overweight, etc. Years ago, doctors suspected thyroid problems in me from all of my symptoms, but I have always tested "normal" on thyroid tests. It has only been recently that I have found out information that defies what doctors declare as "normal." It just seems that there is DEFINITE INDICATION OF A FAMILY HISTORY of hypothyroidism. I know hashis is inherited, but I test under the normal range for antibodies. My results were < 10 for antithyroid peroxidase (<35) and <20 for anti-thyroglobulin AB (<40). These tests were done 2 months ago. Can you have hashis without having antibodies? Are there other forms of inherited hypothyroidism? I have struggled with hypothyroid symptoms ever since puberty. I was so tired in high school that I had to come home and sleep before I could go to band practice... My symptoms have gotten far worse since then. How could I be hypothyroid (as well as many other family members) if it is not hashis? Or can hashis be present without high antibodies? Any ideas?
Last edited by also2tired; 12-05-2005 at 12:19 PM.