High Anti-microsomal (TPO) Thyroid antibodies with Lyme?

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Creekside1
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   Posted 9/24/2013 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Dr. just ordered IGENEX test after my first 2 lyme tests were negative. I had some more bloodtests last week and along with Postive ANA, I also have a high Anti-microsomal (TPO) thyroid antibody - 105 - normal range is 0 - 34. I've been taking medication for hypothyroid for 15 years. My TSH - 2.14, FT4 - .98, and FT3 is 5.0. Normal FT3 is 2.2 - 4, but Dr. said it was probably high because I took my thyroid med before the test. I'm wondering if this high anti-TPO is part of the Lyme or just thyroid related. Anyone else have experience with this? Thanks so much!

ToddPaul
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   Posted 9/24/2013 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Here's my take on this. I have Euthyroid Graves where my right upper eyelid retracts upward making my right eye look a little bigger than my left. I went to an endocrinologist to do thyroid testing and my autoimmune antibodies were normal but that doesn't mean they weren't at one time as it was years after my eye was affected. A CT scan of my eye also showed nothing.
 
Is it due to Lyme? My eye doc says no that it's the thyroid but euthyroid means normal so how can it be the thyroid causing my eye issue if it's normal? I believe it is Lyme and it's in the literature that Lyme can cause this though rare.
 
I was bit twice and my eye issue started in between the two bites so it's very possible Lyme caused this. It's known to cause autoimmune issues.
 
Btw, after two negative Lyme Western Blots I was VERY positive through IGenex. Also have Anaplasma, Mycoplasma P. and most probably Bart. I hope your test reveals what you want it to.
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