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Old 03-12-2013, 12:03 PM   #1
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Question Question on Hashimoto/Borderline hypo

Hey everyone! After almost 2 years of feeling ill and being told I was simply stressed out even after a one year sabbatical, my thyroid tests came back positive and my doctor is pretty much convinced I've got Hashimoto (borderline hypo, though no antibodies done).

Now the question is... She said that early hypo/hashimoto isn't treatable and that we have to wait until it stabilizes or goes full-blown hyper or hypo. She is a nephrologist (kidney specialist), so until I see and endocrinologist I wanted to know the opinion here in the forum on what can or cannot be done about borderline hypo or suspected hashimoto.

Results for reference:
TSH - 4.6 (0.3 - 4.0, though some suggest 3.0 it would seem)
Free T4 - 16 (12 - 22, so on the lower side even with high tsh)

Lab "refused" to do Free T3 because Free T4 was within range it seems, "Low T3 is impossible with normal T4" the doc said, though I doubt it. :/

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