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Question: hashimoto's thyroiditis

 susieQ1 - Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:21 am

I am 64 yr old F with Hashimoto's. All my thyroid panel is normal except fT3 which is borderline low.

My thyroid microsomal Ab, SIgA is positive. Does this mean I should be taking a medication for thyroid?
Would this positive auto immune response cause a person to be tired?

 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:00 pm

User avatar Hello,

Generally speaking, if your thyroxine levels and your TSH are adjusted you would not need to take thyroid medication. Your symptoms could be due to something else. However, you would need to be followed up for sure.

You would have to consult with your endocrinologist to know if you need any medications for your symptoms or any further testing.

Please keep us updated.

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