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#1 Oct. 30, 2020 11:31:55

SEA
Registered: 2012-11-13
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How to tell if I also have Hashimoto’s?

My wonderful Endo retired and the new one thinks I have Hashimoto’s.
I have been in remission from Graves for four years.

here are my labs from this week, and also from March (7 months ago) for a comparison.

Thyroglobulin antibodies
March <1
Oct untested

TPO
March 264
Oct 183

Ft4
March .9
Oct 1.0

Total t4
March 109
Oct 113

Does this sound like hashis in addition to remission Graves? The TPO seems down from March (?(
(Two different
labs so I know they’re not exact)

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#2 Oct. 30, 2020 12:34:11

Kimberly
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How to tell if I also have Hashimoto’s?

Hello - We're fellow patients and aren't allowed to interpret labs, but here is some general info that will hopefully be of interest.

TPOab and TGab are “markers” for autoimmune thyroid disease. They are very common in Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, but a certain percentage of Graves’ patients (even those who do not have HT) test positive for them.

I would really encourage you to get a hard copy of your labs, so you can see where your levels are compared to the lab’s “normal” reference ranges – and keep track of them over time. Different labs can use different “normal” ranges, so the actual numbers are only useful in the context of your specific lab’s range. Are your levels right in the middle? At the upper end? The lower end?

How are you feeling? Symptoms of hypOthyroidism can include can include fatigue, joint pain, unexplained weight gain, constipation, dry skin, cold intolerance, and slow pulse.



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