A 40-year-old female asked:
do i need treatment if my tsh 7.69 high normal free t4 and free t3 (liothyronine) and elevated thyroid antibodies?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Tsh 7.69 with high tpo is not "high normal" but high and indicates hypothyroidism. Having high tpo indicates autoimmune or hashimoto's thyroiditis. I suggest adding selenium zinc b complex and vitamin c and iodine and avoiding gluten for a month and rechecking levels in a month. If no change then you might need thyroid supplementation.
Specializes in Endocrinology
Hashimotos: Your lab values above indicate you have hashimoto's thyroid disease. You need treatment. See your doctor to discuss options.
Last updated Dec 3, 2019
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