Would someone please give me an idea of what my situation is based on these results? Thanks.
FT4 2.1 (told was high)
T3 uptake 35 (told was borderline high)
TSH 4.99 (told was borderline high)
TgAB 105 (told was high, s/b <20)
TPOab 18 (told was OK, s/b <35)
I have been on different Synthroid doses since this panel was done (Sept)and been all over the map with TSH (0.01 - 8.34) and am still trying to feel right. My RE and new endo both go by the older higher TSH levels (even though the endo was on the AACE website which suggests under .5 - 2.5 s/b normal). I know that docs shouldn't go by TSH alone, and that everyone feels different at different #s, blah blah blah.
My last TSH was 3.84 and I still feel crappy, although nowhere near as bad as when I was 8.34 in February.
The new endo told me I had Hashimoto's and it was good the RE caught it early. However he only ran a TSH test (I've heard this is normal if I recently had one done?) and said I was fine @ 3.84, even though he knew my whole history and knew how horrible I felt
I had to beg for .075mg Synthroid (was on .05mg) and am on that for 5 wks til he wants me tested again. I'm not even sure Synthroid alone is going to work for me.
The RE first tested me in Sept and I was @ 6.34 TSH, then he ran the full panel (ttls above). He was testing me every 2 wks
and started me on .100mg Synthroid. I went to 0.01 TSH. Then 2 wks on .075mg had me @ 0.03 TSH. Thennnn, 2 wks on .05mg had me @ 0.03 TSH still. Thennnnn he took me off for 2 wks and I was @ 0.22 TSH. Another 2 wks off I was @ 8.34 TSH. He put me back on .05mg for 2 wks and I was 3.15 TSH. I was on that for over 2 months and was @ 3.84 TSH.
Has anyone had throat pressure, and the choking feeling even being in the "early" stages?
Also, have you read that people with Hashimoto's do not convert T4 to T3 well?
I read that if FT4 and T3 uptake are high that means there is a binding problem - is that true? Wouldn't that make sense if I have elevated TgAB?