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how are you kiera

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 16, 2007
  • 00:24 PM

i am sending this thread only to know your wellbeing.i visit this forum near about every day,but i did not find you here in last three days.you did not reply even a single thread.so i was worried about your health.i was checking my mail and found there your mail .it is always nice to recieve your mail.hope you are fine there.

in your last reply you wrote about hashimoto's encephalopathy,is it possible to have HE with normal thyroid lab values? please tell me about this.i have not been checked for anti tpo,should i go for this test?:confused:

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  • Hi Ashar, I was reading a post on these boards yesterday from a person I thought might have thyroid problems. It turns out he had HE. Since I never heard of it before I wanted to see what it was, and when I looked it up I kept thinking the symptoms fit you pretty well. Everything I have read about it so far says that you can have it without having any unnormal thyroid values. I figured you might want to know since I know many doctors fail to test for Anti-TPO and Anti-TG when doing thyroid tests. This is what About.com says about it: Because it is little known and its symptoms are primarily neurological, it is easy to misdiagnosis or overlook and the symptoms frequently lead to mistaken neurological diagnoses.Typically, Hashimoto's antibodies levels will be high, and the patient may also have a diagnosable case of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, but TSH levels may also be normal. http://thyroid.about.com/cs/hashimotos/a/encephalopathy.htm Here are some other good links from serious websites:http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/410552http://www.encephalitis.info/TheIllness/WhatisEncephalitis.htmlhttp://www.thyroid-info.com/articles/hashimotos-encephalopathy.htm If you think this sounds like you, then print out one or more of these and bring them to the doctor with you. Kiera
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    • November 16, 2007
    • 02:34 PM
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