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I have ra factor of 8 and high anti bodies in my blood. I

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I have ra factor of 8 and high anti bodies in my blood. I also have Hashimotos thyroiditus and stiffness and joint pain. I have periods where my thyroid levels are all high. Don't know what to do
JA: When was the last time you had your levels checked? Have you noticed any weight loss or weight gain?
Customer: 2weeks ago very elevated antibodies
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I feel like I have flu, difficulty sleeping swelling in hands ankles and face.weight has stayed the same, feel I am retaining water. I also have bad allergies and sinus problems
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.

What is the level of your TSH?

Do you have the reports with you at the moment?

What does your doctor say on this?

Do you have any other medical problems?

Are you on any medications for anything else?

Also mention your age and gender.

Kindest regards

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
TSH is 15.40
Yes I have the reports
Doesn't know why my antibodies, tosh,t3 and t4 are high
Bad allergies and Hashimotos is all
No other medications
51 year old female
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
TSH not tosh
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

What symptoms are bothering you the most at the moment?

Is it the joint pain and swelling?

Can you please enumerate all the medications that you are on at the moment?

Also, have you also received an official diagnosis of RA as well or no?

RA = rheumatoid arthritis.

Sorry for the late response as I was away.

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

I am looking forward to your response.

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