Re: Can anti thyroid globulin levels show thyroid failure?
You have antibodies against your own thyroid gland. This is an autoimune problem that is quite common called Hashimoto's thyroiditis. It causes inflammation and eventual destruction of the thyroid gland, but this happens gradually over years, so does not present any emergency. You need to have your thyroid hormone levels checked, the TSH, free T4 and free T3, and if you have symptoms of fatigue, weight gain, constipation, cold all of the time, dry hair and skin, skipped periods, etc, you need to be on thyroid replacement. Since this is progressive, you will need to take and monitor your dose of thyroid medication long term. It is nothing to panic over, as it is treatable and once your hormone levels are checked, your Dr can prescribe the thyroid medication.