TSH: 1.89 mIU/L 0.40-5.50
30247W - T4,FREE
T4,FREE: 1.4 ng/dL 0.8-1.8
7302A - THYROID AB (ATA,TPO)
THYROID PEROXIDASE AB: <10 IU/mL < or = 35
THYROGLOBULIN AB: 34.7 IU/mL <20
My symptoms are dizziness, anxiety, sleepiness, nausea at times, thirst, palpitations since a year. My PCP thinks I have some kind of rheumatic disorder. He has referred me to a Rheumatologist. The lab result is
RHEUMATOID FACTOR: <7 IU/mL <14.
Do I have a thyroid disooder? If yes what kind?
Is it possible to have Rheumatic disorder?
You may have mild autoimmune thyroid disease (like hashimotos) but I doubt this is causing the the symptoms as the TSH and T4 are normal. Would consider adrenal testing (ie am cortisol, if <11 --> ACTH stim test). Also, ask for a thyroid ultrasound - bet you have a nodule(s) with the positive Tg Ab and negative TPO antibody -- this may not be the case, but I have observed this pattern in my patients. 95% of nodules are benign and the nodule(s) would not be causing the symptoms.
Rheum eval sounds logical as well, a negative RF (rheumatoid factor) does not rule out a rheum disorder.
It will be interesting to hear the response. Just yesterday, found that I have high thyroglobulin antibodies too (47), with a normal TSH.
I didn't have a RA test, though did have an ANA done, which was negative.
I do have symptoms (have for well over a year to 2). They seem between the two (hyper/hypo). What is obvious (to the eye): menstrual cycle. Normally, it would be 7 days, medium flow. It went to heavy flow (to 3 days) and then, to light flow (again, 3 days.)
After the birth of my last son (almost 3 years ago)...my hormones just haven't seem to been able to "get back on track."
Hair loss. Swing between constipation to normal and occ. loose stools.
Weight loss/gain in short period of time.
At the moment, I have dry skin/hair & nails. Fatigue (I crash in the early afternoon). Occ. muscle aches & dry/irritated eyes. What I consider the worse: discomfort in my throat/neck. I tend to get sore throats. My voice has changed some: lower.
My Dr. can't seem to feel the slight swelling in my right side of the my thyroid. I can, my daughter can, as can my husband but the Dr. can not. That's frustrating.
I'd like to get in to ask Dr. Lupo some questions but haven't found a time that it works. ;-/
My Dr. isn't going to test my thryoid again until 3 months from now. On my lab he wrote:
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.