I was treated with Synthroid years ago but yah was so low I asked my sniff I could try going off. He said I would probably need it but we could try. So I did and because depression and other symptoms never returned and labs were normal, I never went back on synthroid until a year ago when I felt mildly symptomatic. Then symptoms returned with a vengeance a few months ago. I think was due to extreme stress.
There are some types of temporary hypothyroidism, which you may have had years ago; many times those turn out to be Hashimoto's. Once you have antibodies, you never get rid of them and medication is for life.
As thyroid function declines, due to the Hashimoto's, you will most likely need to increase your medication, periodically to keep levels up.
I forgot to answer your question re: antibody labs. They were done in mid Nov of 2012, just a few weeks ago. I am not aware of them ever being checked before. Thanks so much for your response. I'm hoping with proper treatment, the antibody numbers may be reduced. Not sure if that is possible but hoping.
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