Approximately 4-5 years ago a doctor suggested my lab results indicated Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (immune system attacks the thyroid tissue). Another doctor was not convinced and was unable to concur. Without additional information I mentally did not claim the condition. Differing opinions usually leads to additional blood work down the road. My new GP is keeping an eye on my thyroid levels. As my TPO antibodies continue to rise, hypothyroidism (Thyroid doesn’t make enough T4 and T3 hormones), doesn’t seem out of the question. It’s just a waiting game. Crap, I don’t want to have to take a synthetic hormone for the rest of my life. Sigh. Mentally I am forced to focus on one life altering chronic illness, I need the rest of my health to stay on track!
* My results:
7/28/11 Thyroid Peroxidase (tpo) Ab 38
6/5/12 Thyroid Peroxidase (tpo) Ab 54
If you have thyroid issues, please reach out. Are you on a thyroid diet? Has synthetic hormone helped minimize your symptoms. I am going to need guidance on this one. It seems like the thyroid treatment controversy is hot and heavy!
*TPO Normal Range 0-34