Thyroid panel (2 weeks ago):
TSH: <0.005 mIU/L (0.510-4.30),
Free T4: 45.5 pmol/L (12.5-21.0)
Antibody test results:
Thyrotropin receptor antibodies (TRAbs): negative (normal)
Thyroid Peroxidase Ab (TPOAb): L <5 IU/mL (5-34)
Thyroglobulin Ab (TgAb): H 217 IU/mL (10-115)
Thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin (TSI): <1% negative (normal)
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate: 4 mm/hr (1-10)
Hi all, I want to ask has anyone with Hashimoto experienced hyperthyroidism before, at the initial stages. I understand some people with Hashimoto experience a roller-coaster ride, with hypo to hyper and back. Whereas most people would be just hypo all the way.
I read somewhere that at the initial stage, the antibodies is attacking your thyroid, thus hormone leak into the blood and you become hyper. After some time when your thyroid has been damaged, you become hypo as your thyroid cant produce thyroid hormones.
To be honest, I rather be hyper than hypo and I'm afraid in the future i'll be hypo. Would the above results, be definite for Hashimoto.
Post Edited (travisco) : 5/22/2015 10:09:38 AM (GMT-6)