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I am new to this forum and desperate for information. I have been experiencing symptoms similar to hyperthyroidism for 6 mos - anxiety, racing heart and horrible insomnia, along with complete texture changes to my hair. I have swelling in both hands, both feet, shins and knees. I am not overweight. My periods have completely stopped. I began taking Prozac which helped the anxiety, but the palpitations and insomnia are still present (insomnia helped by Ambien) and the hair problem is still noticeable.
My TSH is 1.5 (lowest 1.0 in November 2017). As of Jan 2018 -TSH is 1.5, Free T4 is .9, and Free T3 is 4.9. I have been informed that these are “normal.” I do not feel normal. I am on no Thyroid or AntiThyroid medication at all.
My dermatologist ordered a TPO test because of my symptoms. My TPO antibodies are 629.3 (with a normal range of 1-5). This doesn’t only seem to be elevated, but extremely elevated.
The only explanation that I seem to be getting is that “one day” I will be Hypothyroid, which doesn’t seem to make any at all, since my symptoms seem exactly the opposite.
Does anyone have any insight into what significance at all do these significantly elevated antibodies could have - especially combined with symptoms?
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