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Old 12-24-2012, 06:29 AM   #1
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exceptionally high thyroid antibodies level

on my doctor's suggestion ,recently i got my t3,t4,tsh and anti thyroid peroxidase levels checked and the test results were like this:
tsh-15.93 and anti thyroid peroxidase level- >6000 !!!!!
while t3 and t4 were normal..
what does this high level of thyroid antibodies mean ???
i am worried..please help...!!

 
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:25 PM   #2
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Re: exceptionally high thyroid antibodies level

You're hypothyroid. The high level of antibodies is causing an autoimmune disease known as Hashimoto's thyroiditis, which is causing thyroid failure. Hashi's is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in industrialized countries.

I certainly hope you've been given a prescription for thyroid hormone. Your T3 and T4 are almost undoubtedly not "normal" for you, even if they are technically within lab range.
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:27 PM   #3
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Re: exceptionally high thyroid antibodies level

Hashimoto's is VERY treatable, so please don't worry. I have it and so does my daughter, and with Synthroid we're both doing just fine.

 
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