Astro - But if I had antibodies show up - but my thyroid tests are all good - what would they do anyway?
With good levels of FT3 and FT4 - ?
When you check car tire PSI, you do all four and then the spare if your smart.
Thyroid is no different. Tests all of it (if you have the option).....and if you seem to have symptoms (the tricky part).
Autoimmune thyroid starts with increased antibodies. If they are there, thyroid disease is more likely to get more noticeable.
And if antibodies are high, this can be tracking tool if someone (like your lyme) is treating some other inflammatory illness.
Remember, I watched one thyroid antibody normalized (the other is still stubborn) and ten year old observed nodule go away after treating lyme and going 100% gluten free.==============================================================================
I'm pretty sure my Dr. won't test for antibodies since I've had several TSH, FT3 and FT4 tests done and my TSH is always less than 1.0 and my FT3 and FT4 are in the upper end of each range every time i've tested.
Even my LLMD just did the TSH, FT3, FT4 and RT4 but no antibodies.
I guess I could ask her....anyway.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
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Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi