New to the group- low TSH, normal t3,t4 frees positive autoimmune

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Ashleyann82587
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   Posted 10/28/2017 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone. Posted in the subject are the tests I've had. My TSH is running around .32 but my other tests are fine. My autoimmune tests for thyroid were positive. My endo just wants to watch it..I'm getting frustrated. I've lost 6 lbs in 1 month and am way too thin.
I'm also being treated for Lyme disease. But my DR does not feel my weight loss is from that.

What are your opinions on my test results?

cyclinglady
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   Posted 10/29/2017 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I am not a doctor, but I would suggest a second opinion. I have Hashimoto’s (autoimmune thyroiditis — hypo) but my Mom has Graves (hyper). Your doctor may be right, but it can help to get that second opinion.

I also have celiac disease (another autoimmune issue) that is often linked to thyroiditis. You might consider ruling out celiac disease which can contribute to weight loss as does having a hyper thyroid.

You doctor may want to see if your thyroid calms down on its own instead of offering medication. Again, a second opinion can put your mind at ease.

In any case, close monitoring should be done. Graves can impact your bones and affect your eyes. Take care!

Ashleyann82587
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   Posted 10/29/2017 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
years ago I had stomach issues..I tested negative for celiac. However I went gluten free and got better! I've been GF for over 7 years.
I am currently being treated for Lyme disease also.
I don't have diarrhea or vomiting(thank God) so I just don't get where this weight loss is coming from. My integrative DR who is treating me for Lyme says it's mybthytoid. But my endo just wants to keep watching. I agree about the second opinion.

astroman
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   Posted 11/7/2017 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   
TSH is just a signal hormone telling the pituitary what to do, and not very accurate.

You need both T3 and T4 levels tested called Free T3 and Free T4- those are the levels that make you hyper or hypo, NOT TSH.

They are simply saving a few bucks by not testing those two. If you paid an online lab and then drove to the nearest LabCorp for the draw, its under $100.
Ended ABX for Lyme in 2015. Rebuilding / repairing / fine tuning since then. What an adventure this has been.
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