astroman - i'm curious - why do you need the antibodies testing, too?
I'm speaking more from those people who take the levothyroxine and their TSH, FT3 and FT4 are in good range...how does the antibodies testing help with treatment?
Conventional Drs say antibodies are not important.
They are wrong.
They dont care because they sold their soul to big pharma, and med school tells them is OK. "take thyroid med for your remaining life".
Its not OK.
I examine my antibodies after certain "health accomplishments". Few people are health nuts, so few understand what Im taking about
Autoimmune is about
YOUR genes and how your body reacts to ANY inflammation. ANY. Food , illness ect, all of it combined. There are autoimmune genes. I have some.
Lyme gone............antibodies improved.
Inflammatory foods gone, antibodies improved more.
Then, I no longer needed to increase thy med as Ive done every 6 months for 20 years.
Then thyroid nodual of ten years dissolved on its own per same imaging clinic.
I almost fell over from happiness. I did what some others said was BS.
I proved its possible. I doubt my thyroid will 100% heal, I will see though.
Per gut biopsy, im not celiac either.
Initial lyme symptoms in late 80's, again with bullseye early 90's. Started ABX 2014, ended in Jan 2016. Flares ended after. Lyme "B gone" as far as I can tell (Cured?). Now: Healing the aftermath-Rebuilding / fine tuning / fixing muscles and still improving nutrition and immune via better gut health. + 20 years of Hashimoto might now be improving.