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TSH 4.59 ( at the high end of the ref range) T3 uptake was

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TSH 4.59 ( at the high end of the ref range)
T3 uptake was 33, T4 Total 6.99 both in normal range
TPO was high: 292
and ANTI Thyroglob was <20(H).
My sed rate was high.
I have a small solid nodule in my thyroid gland.
My Vit D is low.

My current symptoms are FMS/CFS like symptoms, widespread pain and severe fatigue.
Based on these symptoms and those blood tests, What does this mean?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Salar replied 8 years ago.
with positive antibodies .. it seems you have hashimotos thyroiditis which is the most common cause of hypothyroidism. your levels are probably in transient phase and will drop further in coming month. you may benefit from synthyroid medicine. please see your endocrinologist.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
what levels will be dropping, the TPO and Anti-thyroglobin? If they drop, wouldn't that mean everything is returning to normal?
Expert:  Dr. Salar replied 8 years ago.
no the t3 and t4 counts while TSH will go up. it means the problem is getting worst but by taking synthyroid .. it can be fixed.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

If synthroid is given as treatment, will this reduce the fatigue and aches and pain?

Expert:  Dr. Salar replied 8 years ago.
it should.
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thank you for your help.
Expert:  Dr. Salar replied 8 years ago.