TPO can be present in either Grave's or Hashimotos. I think it'd be helpful for you to get further testing: fT3/fT4 and beings that you've said that your doc doesn't seem to think you need to know about what is going on with you...I think you need a new doctor.
(ft3/ft/4) and TSH. These are more to thyroid status.
Ask for copies with Labs reference range.
You have the right to copies as well as to know what is going on. After all, you are paying his wages, for test and information!
Be strong and demanding!
My tsh is .9 and Ft4 is 1.1. Had this all typed out and hit the wrong button. Grrrr.
I always get a copy of bloodwork even before the doctor does. One eye is 3ml larger than the other and the other is dropping. Opthamologist decided to check the antibodies since tsh was normal. The TPA just seems to high, with the > sign, does that mean they can't measure higher?
Seeing a neurologist tomorrow for another EMG on my legs. Last year it showed mile myopathy and they aren't any better. Generally I feel very very bad.
Just looking for answers. Thank you all for your responses. Any other ideas/suggestions would be great.
What is a general reading on the antibodies for someone with Graves? Thanks
No FT-3 (?)
With low FT-4 its not Graves'. I have to rund for now. I'll come back later with more info.
Did Opthamologist say TED?
People who have high levels of both stimulating and blocking TRAb (TSH receptor antibodies) have a higher risk for TED.
Graves’ disease High TSI (thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin antibody) or TGI (thyroid growth immunoglobulins)
High TPO is found in Hashimoto's.
Levels of TPO Ab's can also be found in women with no thyroid problems.
TPO Abs will rise if you've had vaccines or are being exposed to something you're allergic to, such as eating gluten when you have gluten sensitivity.
TPO Antibodies may occur in organ-specific autoimmune diseases, including pernicious anemia, Addison's disease, type I diabetes mellitus , polyglandular endocrine failure syndromes etc.
Pernicious anemia, addison's disease, diabetes mellitus
Sjögren syndrome, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and pernicious anemia are sometimes positive for TPOAb.
Therefore levels are the dominating factor for autoimmune/antibodies.
GravesLady, Thanks so much for taking the time to talk to me.
My last TSH was a reflex. I can't put my hands on the results right now but maybe it was T3 instead of T4. But they were .9 tsh and T3 or T4 whichever it reflexed to was 1.1. 6 months or so ago the TSH was around 13 so it has been changing.
I don't recall hearing TED but will be seeing him again on Monday. My PCP finally called and said that it appears as tho I have Graves and is sending me to an Endo. Phew! What complicates things a bit is I also have abnormal bone marrow in that they are all creating red cells when it should just be the large bones in the trunk. And I used to have cryoglobulinemia, but am now negative. I am also RA negative.
I'm definitely searching for an answer and everything you mentioned seems like something to rule out. I had severe anemia problems while on chemo awhile back. I'm just so tired of being sick and tired, lol. If you can think of anything I should ask or check into, feel free to post it. I do appreciate you taking the time.