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Old 01-02-2010, 01:18 PM   #1
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new labs-antibodies & Hashi's

I thought that when your thyroid was effectively suppressed with Hashi's that your antibodies would die down. My endo suppressed my thyroid (TSH went to .01) but my antibodies have only gone up. My TGab started in the 500s and is now up to 914. TPO used to be OK and is now up to 103.

Free T4 is high-4.1 (range of 1.4-3.8) but Free T3 is low-275 (range 230-420).

My endo's response to all of this was to reduce my levothyroxine from 88mcg to 50mcg.

Do you think this is a good course of action? And should I be concerned about the antibodies?



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Old 01-02-2010, 06:21 PM   #2
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Re: new labs-antibodies & Hashi's

How are you feeling? With those labs it sounds like you're not converting your T4 properly. I would look into supplimenting with selenium to lower the antibodies and find out if you've got high reverse T3 levels or adrenal fatigue. Also what are your ferritin levels?
See if your doc will add some T3 to your meds and get those other labs to see if you've got some other issues going on too (a saliva cortisol test is best for adrenal fatigue, most endos don't use them and you would need to order yourself online).

Old 01-02-2010, 07:05 PM   #3
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Re: new labs-antibodies & Hashi's

I knew you'd weigh in on this one, Javelina. You're so reliable! I'm feeling pretty good actually. I don't know about my ferritin levels-I would probably have to request that, right?

I will ask about the T3.

Thanks, as always.

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