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Anyone have thyroid symptoms appear before the labs showed abnormalities?

My Endo has told me I have "normal" labs.

DEC 2011:
TSH: 1.4 UIU/ML (range of 0.3-5.1)

DEC 2012:
TSH: 0.7 UIU/ML (range of 0.3-5.1)

FEB 2013:
Ultrasensitive TSH:1.148 UIU/ML (range of 0.300-5.100)
Free T4: 1.02 NG/DL (range of 0.73-1.95)
Thyroidine Peroxidase AB: (HIGH) 45.0 IU/ML (range of <35.0)

Also, I had imaging done and I have been diagnosed with multinodular goiter (4 nodules). However I'm experiencing A LOT of symptoms.

Has anyone had symptoms appear months/years before thyroid labs started showing abnormalities?
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1756321 tn?1377771734
Yes, Oui, Sí, Ja, Da....I am answering of behalf of millions who are suffering symptoms with normal lab work. :)

"The problem lies in the fact that the exact amount of thyroid hormones entering the cells is impossible to determine with a laboratory test. And there is no exact way to measure what takes place inside the billions of cells, where thyroid hormone controls the rate of metabolism." - Excerpt from the book "Cracking The Metabolic Code - The 9 Keys to Peak Health" By James B. LaValle, Stacy Lundin Yal.
649848 tn?1424570775
It's very common for symptoms to be present before lab tests show a problem, particularly, if you have Hashimoto's Thyroididis.  

Have you been tested for thyroid antibodies?  Those would be Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (TPOab) and Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TGab).  You need them both, because some people have one of the antibody's, others have the other one and some have both.  Elevated levels of one or both of these tests will determine if you have Hashimoto's.

You should also get a thyroid ultra sound, if you haven't had one, as that would show swelling/inflammation of the thyroid, which is also indicative of Hashimoto's.
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