Finally my doctor tested my antibodies (They came up normal). Tsh on 5'7, all the symptoms but still non medicated because doctor say it's impossible to have symptoms at 5'7. I have anemia and she said I have really low folate levels and gave me 5mg to take a day.

Can this be because of hypothyroidism? Thanks.

5 Answers

olgasaul91
Answered 8 months ago    reply

You can certainly have symptoms, over five is pretty high considering that under 2 is normal! Please find a doctor who takes you seriously.


offended.hawk72
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Low iron can cause thyroid conversion issues. Hopefully they checked all your iron levels. When they checked folate, did they check MTHFR? If they didn't, and you're a carrier or have the mutation, taking regular folate is not good for you. If you're a carrier or have MTHFR, you need to be taking methylfolate. Low folate can cause similar hypo symptoms. A brand name of methylfolate is Deplin, it's advertised as a 'brain food'. I was put on it before I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's. I could definitely tell the difference when I started taking it.


Elenor.gripping
Answered 8 months ago

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offended.hawk72
Answered 8 months ago    reply

One other thing, were you gluten free before being tested? If you were, the antibodies may be in the normal range.


S.Santucci
Answered 8 months ago    reply

No !! But u need to get folate and iron levels up so u will feel better!!


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