Here are the results from my thyroid test (endo Dr)
T3, Free-SO 187 range 230-420 PG/DL
T4, Free-SO .6 range 0.8 - 1.8 NG/DL
TSH, 3rd Generation-SO 2.26
> OR = 20 yrs 0.40 - 4.50
Endocrinologist scheduled me to retest six weeks after the follow up visit to make sure it wasn't going to go to Hyperthyroid. I had pneumonia in April 2010, and my blood work showed I had hyperthyroidism.
Here are blood test results from my family doctor (GP Dr)
RDW 16.0% (abnormal according to lab) - taking sublingual B12 now range 11.0 - 15.0%
ANA Screen, IFA Positive
ANA Pattern Homogeneous
ANA Titer 1:40
1:40-1:80 Low Antibody Level
/>1:80 Elevated Antibody Level
Rheumatoid Factor 9 IU/mL ref range <14 IU/mL
Some mild inflammation in the blood
**All other numbers on test are good except for what is listed above.**
I have the following symptoms:
Tired, exhaustion, constipation, coarse hair, dry skin, confusion, anxiety, depression, significant weight loss, high blood pressure, feet swelling, and numbness/tingle in middle finger and thumb of left hand.
Anyone have a clue what is going on?
Last edited by angie705; 07-01-2010 at 07:07 PM.
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It sounds like Hashimoto's but you also need an anti tpo and anti thyroglobulin test too to prove it. I'm not sure about the ANA but that shows an auto immune disorder, usually. I don't know about the Rhuematoid factor but some who have one auto immune disease may have another one too.It doesn't necessarily mean you have RA but maybe could develop it sometime. Maybe someone else knows more about this. I do think you have a thyroid problem though. Your Free t-4 is very low.
Last edited by Bran'sNana; 07-01-2010 at 05:53 PM.
ANA can test positive when there are accompanying thyroid-specific antibodies.
One thing's sure... When you had those thyroid tests, you were hypO, not hyper. I suspect your gland may have burned itself out during your hyper phase and that you will remain hypo now. Your symptoms can be explained by this scenario.
Hint... When you include test results in a post, always include the lab's reference range for each one. What matters is how your result compares against the norm.