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Would my old thyroid lab numbers from five years ago be a good
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Would my old thyroid lab numbers from five years ago be a good

August 2010 I had a silent thyroiditis.  I have no family history of thyroid/autoimmune issues and have never tested positive for tpo, ag, or ANA antibodies.

Several years prior to the thyroiditis, when I was perfectly healthy, I randomly had my thyroid labs drawn, as seen here:

07/2006
TSH 2.09 (Range: 0.40 - 5.50)

02/2009
TSH 2.85 (Range: 0.40 - 4.50)
Free T4 1.0 (Range: 0.8 - 1.8)

It's been a few years and with instruction from my endocrinologist, I am now off my Synthroid.  So, my question is, as long as my thyroid numbers get back to what they looked like in 2009 and 2006, will that mean my thyroid has recovered?

I'm just wondering if I get my labs tested off medication and my TSH is between 2-3 and Free T4 is around 1.0, is that a pretty reliable indicator that I am healed completely from the thyroiditis?

Thank you.
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That is a reasonable approach.
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