Is that normal for it to go up so quickly?
I was diagnosed at the end of December and decided (with my endo’s approval) to try a natural approach to healing before resorting to thyroid meds. When I was diagnosed my TSH was just under 3 and my Thyroid Peroxidase AB’s were 409. (T3 and T4 were normal.) I’ve been gluten, dairy, and sugar free since mid-January (with only a few small slips), and have been having acupuncture weekly since the beginning of January. My TSH has been between 2.25 and 3.99 since 2010 – but it has suddenly jumped up to 7 as of this week! If anything, I had expected it to go down, but that seems like a huge jump in just a few short months! Is that normal for it to go up so quickly? (The lab ran the wrong AB, so I don’t know if the TP AB has changed. T3 and T4 are still normal.) I’m wondering if I should try the meds now, or if it’s o.k. to wait. Am I risking killing off my thyroid if I don’t start them? And if I do start them, will I ever be able to go off of them? My endo prescribed WP Thyroid 16.25 mg to start, but I haven’t picked it up yet. He didn’t feel it was urgent to start them, but said it was up to me. Help!!