Immune system on the floor - not sure where to turn

I have endometriosis but it's behaving itself at the moment - scans are clear of cysts and pain manageable. I'm 46 so menopause is not far away although no signs yet. (Had an ovarian cyst removed 5 years ago)

I am used to fatigue but since October my immune system has been on the floor: viral conjunctivitis for three months (visited Moorfields twice); three colds; two 48 hour stomach bugs; two chest infections (antibiotics for the last bought); four cold-sores (I usually get one a year); depression; lethargy; tired all the time (often on rising); feeling cold.

Supplements: Fereglobin during menstruation (liquid iron); vitamin C; Solgar multivits; evening primrose; vitamin D.

The doctor's surgery have told me my results are 'normal'

Blood test results of note:

Ferritin - 13.9 (13-150)

B12 - 483 (197-771)

Vit D - 98 (50-250)

TSH - 0.5 (0.30-4.20)

'Abnormal - no action':

Serum Alkaline Phosphatase - 33 (35-129)

Haematocrit - 0.36 (0.37-0.50)

Im not sure whether to get private Thyroid tests done or not. - Any thought?

My iron is low - can anyone recommend another iron supplement?

Thank you for your time

(I've posted this on the Thyroid site too but no response as yet)

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  • Have you had your cortisol levels checked? It needs to be checked with a blood test in the morning around 8:00 a.m. After suffering years of pelvic pain, my adrenal glands stopped working and I developed secondary Addison's disease. I was SO tired all the time, and receive the diagnosis of "chronic fatigue". Addison's disease or adrenal insufficiency is a dangerous disease, so it would be a good idea to rule it out! I did my own research and asked for this test. My cortisol was VERY low, and the cause of fatigue!

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