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Autoimmune thyroid which one?

(5 Posts)
Fluffypoms Sat 10-Nov-12 17:14:27

Another Question from me (sorry)

I've a print out of my results now and have asked the gp witch Autoimmune Disease I have she said she did not know and I will have to wait to see the Endo.

But others have told me it was their gp who infact was able to tell them which kind.

My results are

Thyroid peroxidase Antibody Level 498 IU/ml

Free T4 26.1

How is the Difference made between the two I've hyper symptoms but was told that can happen in hashimto's too

PlaySchool Sat 10-Nov-12 17:27:21

I've no idea how to answer your question but I have Grave's Disease which is an autoimmune disease. It is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. The endo gave me the diagnosis, not my GP.

Walnutcakelover Sat 10-Nov-12 17:37:58

Hi fluff I'm not sure what the results mean, but it was the endo who gave me my results not the gp.x

Fluffypoms Sat 10-Nov-12 17:45:49

Thanks guys..

I've no patience ha,ha
Just wasn't sure if there was something in the results that may be a clue to if was graves or hashimto's.

I'm symptomatic of Graves but Gp keeps saying next test may show lower T4 levels.

Shall just have to be patient. Thanks again x

digerd Sat 10-Nov-12 18:20:42

I had Hyperthyroidism/Thyrotoxicosis years ago. An overactive Thyroid.
I was young and didn't ask for details of my blood tests. GP diagnosed my condition by my swollen Thyroid gland, shaking fingers outstretched and bulging eyes. Plus I had lost lots of weight, was hot and sweating and very nervy, racing pulse Also periods had stopped. GP referred me to Endocrine specialist who did lots of other tests and confirmed it.

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