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I have been suffering from all the typical symptoms of

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I have been suffering from all the typical symptoms of Hypothyroidism for a while now. My mother suggested I get tested as she suffers from it and believes its the same thing. I had my blood tested and the results have come back as follows, stating my thyroid results themselves are in range but my antibodies are raised. My GP said it's nothing to worry about but I still don't understand the numbers or what is causing my symptoms. Please could anyone help me understand these results?
THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE 1.34 mIU/L range 0.270 -4.200
Free Thyroxine 13.85 pmol/L range 12.000-22.000
Total Thyroxine (T4) 85.1 nmol/L range 59.000-154.000
Free T3 4.73 pmol/L range 3.100-6.800
Thyroglobulin Antibodies 204.700 IU/mL range 0.000-115.000
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies 7.75IU/mL range 0.000-34.000
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

This is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

can you tell me a bit more about your symptoms?

your thyroid hormone levels all look in normal levels

some people's immune system can produce antibodies which can sporatically attack the thyroid gland and cause thyroid inflammation.

your anti thyroid globulin antibodies are elevated.

this means your doctors will need to continue to watch your thyroid hormone levels carefully and they should be checked every 3-6 months to make sure your levels stay normal.

anti thyroid antibodies can sometimes cause lower or higher thyroid hormone level production from your thyroid gland.

this varies from patient to patient.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I suffer from sensitivity to cold, my other half is always complaining I have the heating up full and wearing multiple layers and still complaining of cold when everyone else is hot. I am extremely tired all the time, suffer from low moods and irritability. Loss of libido, very dry skin and hair and muscle cramps so often my lower legs have a dull ache almost all the time now.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

you should have other hormone levels checked including estrogen levels and FSH levels and iron levels and ferritin and vitamin D levels checked. from your blood tests it looks like your thyroid hormone levels are normal for now but should be rechecked in 3-6 months.