I had ITP almost 30 years ago real bad and they ended up taking my spleen out to fix it.
About to have a physical, and my labs show very high thyroid antibodies and high TSH.
I wonder if these alarming numbers are somehow related to my having had ITP all those years ago? I'm physically good no health problems that I know of! Maybe my thyroid has always been out of whack which caused the ITP years ago, I don't think they were looking at thyroid's and thyroid tests back in the early 80's.
Thanks for any input in advance.
I'm not in the medical field so this is just my opinion - if you had ITP 30 years ago and just now a high [hypothyroid] TSH I wouldn't think the 2 were linked. High TSH could be Hashimoto's Disease/Thyroiditis, which is autoimmune. If that is what it is you need to have it taken care of. I happened to come down with Grave's Disease about 13 years after ITP diagnosis, Graves is hyperthyroid and also autoimmune.
Talk with your doctor when you have your physical and you should be having that blood work done again. My TSH was so low it couldn't be read so I had no idea how low it was.
"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD
I've had my thyroid issues for longer than my ITP. A couple of weeks ago, I had to lower my dose of Synthroid/Levothyroxin (thyroid has always been low and now it's high). I'm on 2 different doses.
Nobody has ever told me there was a correlation between my thyroid and ITP.
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