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I am 12 months post-partum and have been struggling

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Hello,
I am 12 months post-partum and have been struggling with ill health. My ths values have been up and down since May last year (may)1.8 (jul) 0.04 (nov) 2.9 (march) 1.8 whereas my t4 has decreased from 13.8 in may to 10.2 in July and stayed there.
Being so low on energy and feeling so unwell, my doctor a lot of blood tests which were all normal except my TPO antibodies which at >1000
My GP sent me for a thyroid untrasound examination which found no nodules, but the thyroid was inflamed and of abnormal texture.
My mother has severe hashimotos thyroiditis.
My question is, by GP says there is nothing that can be done for me at all, as my T4 and TSH are within range. Do you agree?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 7 months ago.
HelloNew guidelines internationally indicate that a TSH over 2.5 can by hypothyroid.With the antibodies this fits.Have the TSH only repeated, if 2.9 or higher it is very possible you have sub clinical hypothyrodism, which should be treated according to studies.I am a double board certified clinical doctor.You need to find an up to date board certified doctor. OK, so you might have more questions or want to give me more information: Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.

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