New too this

Posted , 3 users are following.

This discussion has been locked due to a period of inactivity. Start a new discussion

HI all

I got bloods done 3 months ago and was told I'm showing signs of overactive thyroid. Went back laSt week got them done again rang doctor this morning she said it's still showing signs of overactive and to ring back Wednesday as the antibodies results aren't back . What are antibodies?? Can it make ur anxiety worse ???

0 likes, 6 replies

Report

6 Replies

  • Posted

    Hi Michelle 

    if the thyroid is over active then it is Hyperthyroidism 

    i have sent you a useful info link by private message 

    jay x

    Report
  • Posted

    Hello Michelle:

    My name is Shelly and I am a nurse (RN) and I have Hashimoto's thyroid disease.  The antibodies are used to diagnose Hashimoto's auto-immune disease which attacks your thyroid via the protein antibodies in your immune system.

    It lets the doctor know if you do have Hashimoto's disease which can make your thyroid Hyper or Hypo or swing back and forth.  It is an indicator test.  it can take a few days to do.

    Hyper thyroid disease can make you nervous, anxious, lose weight fast, and have bulging eyes, feeling HOT.

    So in short, it is a test to help diagnose your thyroid condition.  If you are on replacement  hormone it may need to be adjusted after your blood levels are back.  I hope this helps.

    Shelly

    Report
    • Posted

      Thank u for ur information. My doctor said I'm showing signs of over active but my antibodies came back ok so check again in 3 months I'm still confused does that mean I don't Hve over active thyroid

      Report
    • Posted

      Hello Michelle:

      If your antibodies are normal, that is good. 

      it means you do not have an autoimmune problem where your body attacks the thyroid.  It also means you do not have Lupus since they usually look for that also in that test.

      If you have a Hyperthyroid  problem, it  means you may be making too much  thyroid hormone. 

      Now, in some of us the body does make too much and later things change and that is why they need to test you again in say 3 to  6 months.  Doctors like to test the blood several times in a given period of time,  to be sure the reading is not an error and it helps them diagnose it correctly.

      Having too much thyroid is not good, because it can cause you a fast heart rate, make you feel palpitations, make you sickly thin, and cause headaches, and muscle pains. 

      The body has to be just right!  So the doctor needs to find out WHY you are making too much hormone. 

      Shelly

      Report
    • Posted

      Thank u for replying I do get palpitations. Hopefully things don't change in d next blood work . If it is still showing signs of over active in d next blood work what will they do
      Report
    • Posted

      Hello Michelle:

      Well if it still shows Hyper (High) after blood work, they can look for a cause.  Some people have a family history of it.  If symptoms get worse or so bad that it is bothering you they can remove a part of the thyroid gland and see if that slows it down.  The gland does not grow back so if they did that, it would be permanent. Removing a lobe of the thyroid may make you back to normal. 

      Does anyone else in your family have Hyperthyroidism?   Are you on any medication that would cause the gland to go high? Do you have any other health problems?

      Be well, Shelly

      Report

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion

Report as inappropriate

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up