I am so sorry that you aren't feeling well. Did your GP discuss your lab results with you?
Has he made any recommendations based on the results.
From what I can tell, with a TPO of 173, you are suffering from Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
And it can be a very frustrating disease to get stabilized. I have the same thing, diagnosed
in 2007, but now I know that I have probably been hypothyroid for at least 30 years and
never was diagnosed. I have been on Armour thyroid and Levothyroxine. But what is
frustrating is that even on the meds, my thyroid becomes inflamed and I can switch back
and forth from hypothyroid to hyperthyroid symptoms. This is how Alexander Haskell described
it in his book, Hope for Hashimoto's:
Hashimoto's is an autoimmune condition involving white blood cells, thyroid
inflammation, and the destruction of thyroid cells. With Hashimoto's, thyroid
hormones in the blood stream are constantly fluctuating because some
thyroid cells will break apart, leaking thyroid hormones. This is very different
from the steady thyroid hormone state of hypothyroidism.
That's why some Hashimoto's sufferers have such a hard time getting stabilized. I would talk to
your doctor about your lab test results and and possibly see if you can get a referral to an
endocrinologist or you may find a naturopath who is knowledgeable about Hashi's.
You definitely need to get treatment for your low HB, vitamin b-12, folate and vit D. All of those
things are very often low in people who suffer from autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases
are so difficult to treat but you definitely need to be under the care of a person knowledgeable
I would be happy to give you more references if you would like to find out more. Let me know how
you are doing and what course of treatment you and your doctor have decided on.