A friend had some recent lab work and is hearing / reading a lot of contradictory treatments. She is trying to research to educate herself prior to Dr follow up. There is obviously a problem w/ TPO antibodies, possibly Hashimotos. The Dr is unlikely to recommend iodine or selenium treatment. KSman Thoughts?
You have not been using iodized salt? No
Do you eat much seafood? No
Do you take selenium? No
Is your thyroid enlarged, asymmetric or lumpy? No
Are your outer eyebrows sparse? Yes, extremely sparse has to draw them on with makeup
Body Temps? Temp always below normal, cold all the time, gets chills often
Fatigue? Fatigue and tiredness previously treated for years w/ ADD meds (stimulant to stay awake during the day)
Family history of thyroid issues although her Dr only addressed fatigue with ADD stimulant.
Gains weight easily, has to drop to 900 cals a day to lose any weight
TPO antibody 658 <9.0
fT4 free 1.1
IgG, IgM antibodies Negative <0.2, I believe this test rules out some auto immune disorders but not all?