So, I have been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s – an autoimmune deficiency. That means that my body is slowly attacking it’s glands, starting with the thyroid gland. I’ve had hypothyroidism for a while now. My thyroid doesn’t produce nearly anything like the amount of thyroxin that the body needs.
Curiously (or maybe not), my brother pould is hypothyroidic too.
The first set of blood tests looked for antibodies. Hashimoto’s makes the body produce antibodies against your glands. The main anti-thyroid antibody is TPOAb. Against a typical score of 0-60 U/ML I scored 604.5, over 10 times the normal levels.
Whilst it sounds serious it’s dealt with by supplementing the missing hormones so I just pop a couple of pills every morning.
Just waiting now for a full set of antibody results…