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Beautiful Disaster 28
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   Posted 7/20/2009 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
My test came back positive for Hashimoto's. However, I did have low thyroid in the past, but my thyroid levels are normal...but I still have an off the charts rating for Hashimoto's.

I read that it is a big mistake to not treat with anything, even if your thyroid is producing enough hormones. My doctor won't treat me for it..

But my symptoms are still the same as hypothyroid...How do I deal with these sx of these disease if my levels are normal?

Post Edited (im_so_sick) : 7/20/2009 12:52:29 PM (GMT-6)


1bitten2xshy
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   Posted 7/20/2009 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
With Hashi's your levels can be normal, but you still have the issue going on. If you can get a good Dr., he will recognize this and place you on some form of thyroid meds.

Jump over to the thyroid forum for more info as well as maybe they can recommend someone to you.

I see a Dr. in W. Palm...but he is pricey and does not take insurance...so I am sure that would not be of help to you.
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   Posted 7/21/2009 12:15 AM (GMT -6)   
where r u located, im_so_sick?

Blessings,
A fellow Hashi girl.
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   Posted 7/21/2009 6:19 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi im_so_sick.  Some people who have Hashimoto's have other test results in the nomal range, but treatment is still warranted.  Also, there is a lot of room in the normal range, and many people feel best when the Free T3 and Free T4 levels are in the upper 1/3 of the normal range.  Have you had the Free T levels tested recently?  Many doctors do not run these tests, but they are very important.   If you have not had them done recently, I suggest getting them.

I had hypothyroid symptoms for years and was repeatedly told my results were normal and I did not have a thyroid disorder.  Finally when the antibody tests were run, they were extremely high indicating Hashimoto's.  Then I was under-treated for a long time because doctors were only evaulating the TSH and not the Free T levels. 

I finally found a great doctor by calling a compounding pharmacy and asking the pharmcist if he could recommend a doctor who considered the Free T levels and not just the TSH.  This doctor has helped me more in a few months than all the others combined have in years.  I suggest trying this.

 
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