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    Hi KatyPop,

    I understand that remission is harder to attain when antibody levels are high — they wax and wane for reasons no one can fully explain yet — so it might have been a good idea to test those levels before you went off the ATDs completely.

    The truth is that remission is defined as a period of time longer than one year when your levels have remained steady without any medication whatsoever, so you have not really experienced any remission, yet.

    Still, long term management of thyroid hormone levels using small doses of ATDs is gaining traction, and can be a perfect treatment choice for many.

    Bottom line is: stable, normal, thyroid hormone levels.

    Abnormal thyroid hormone levels MUST be brought into the normal range, or you risk all kinds of issues, so just keep that as your baseline requirement going forward…