I just had some routine blood tests as I am currently weaning from feeding my 10 month old, and have been feeling pretty tired etc, which is expected with a baby. Does this mean I have Hashimoto's, or can it somehow reverse itself. I guess I don't want to start Thyroxine unless I know I really need it, as I know it will be taken for life. Hope this makes sense, thanks.
I have a TSH of 9.73,TPO antibodies >600(NR <34), TG antibodies 206 (NR <115) Do I need thyroxine?
- 10 Oct 2012 by Claire6777
- 12 October 2012
- hashimoto's disease, blood disorders, baby
Added 11 Oct 2012:
Currently my T4 is 12.1 (NR 12-22). I have always had good thyroid tests in the past. Has anyone else had problems after having a baby? Anyone been able to treat naturally with success? Thanks
Added 12 Oct 2012:
TSH normal range in Australia is 0.3-4.2
I don't know what the antibodies mean, but that TSH says yes definately you need treatment. Normal is 0.3-3.
Yes, please see an endocrinologist. Adjusting the thyroid takes months so the sooner you see someone the better it will go for you.
You are extra tired because of the thyroid. A young baby is exhausting in and of itself. Congrats on your little one.
I disagree with kaismom. Every lab is different and you have to look at their normal ranges. Based on your post, you are at the low end of the normal range which isn't usually dangerous. We are also missing some information... What is your lab normal range for TSH?
Based on your TPO antibodies, it appears that you may need to see a rheumatologist. Preventing damage to the thyroid may prevent the need for thyroxine.
I don't think any conclusions can be drawn based on the information provided but I'm sure your body is still adjusting back to normal. I would monitor your thyroid with regular blood tests and see what pattern develops.
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