Originally Posted by Oleander53
There are different tests for different problems. No they are not done in regular lab work. Go to an Immunologist if needed.
I have Hashimoto's......... tests are thyroid antibodies and symptoms
Celiac Disease....Iga levels, Celiac panel and intestinal biopsies.
I am Iga deficient.......IgA and IgG levels.
Many diffferent test for Autoimmune disorders depending on your symptoms.
What are your symtpoms? Oleander
I am keeping an eye on my daughter who is Hashimoto's since 05 and not really taken care of adequately, imho.
How would we know if she has other immunity disorders/disease?
To me, from what I have observed the symptoms are just classic Hashimoto's/hypothyroid but to the NTH degree!
She was living away from me at the time of the diagnosis in 05 so I don't have anything clear to compare with other than when she was still living with us.
The weight gain, forgetfulness, mood swings, constipation, inability to sleep, profuse perspiration, moments of extreme exhaustion, can be explained away for the thyroid.
I like to be prepared. I would like for her doc to order every conceivable blood test/panel there is on earth! Just to make sure. And hey, while he's at it, lets do a couple ultrasounds (I don't know of what??) a upper GI series, and hey the list grows and grows.
She has been given substandard care by her PCP from day one. First by taking her OFF of the ENDO prescribed Synthroid and giving her levothyroxine with the "they're all the same" explanation. The pcp dropped the ball with the then 19 year old, prescribing wellbutrin, skelaxin, antibiotics, etc etc.
Doc heard a complaint and wrote a script. That was all the care my daughter received for the next four years.