Is a high level of Antithyroglobulin Ab antibodies the only thing needed to tell if you have Hashimotos. All the other measures in my thyroid panel was normal even the other antibodies. I have been under serious stress for the past three months and was going to a family practice group for sleep issues, so they tested my thyroid. Can this rise in antibodies be a acute issue or has been there for a long time. Having some hair loss, but I have guessed that was from stress, which has been very extreme. Will these levels fall or stay the same over time? I am a non-smoker, but over this time period I did smoke?
34 yo male
T4, Free 1.03
Triiodothyronine Free Serum 3.3
TPO AB < 10
Antithyroglobulin Ab 240
I can relate to your numbers...High levels of antithyroglobulin antibodies (Tg Ab) is one, positive TPO Ab is another. It's more common to be positive for TPO Ab or both, but it's not unheard of to have only positive Tg Ab. Antibodies in LOW levels can be present in other AI disease or in some normal folks, but in HIGH amounts almost always point to AI thyroid. Not all people with Hashi's go on to develop full blown hypo. There's no way to know how your body will respond to the autoimmune attack.
TSH: 2.23 (range 0.4/5.0)
FT4: 1.0 = 13% (range 0.9-1.7)
T3: 103.1 = 20% (range 80-200)
Tg Ab: 1540 (range 0-40)
TPO Ab: <10 (range 0-35)
I'm currently on 25 mcg of Levoxyl to try and boost the low end FT4 and T3 and possibly help high cholesterol. My doc likes to see TSH around 1. I have my first follow up soon to see if it's helping.
Good luck to you - My advice is read, read, read, learn about this disease so you'll know if/when you should ask for additional care.
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