I posted this in Thyroid Uk ( I'm newly diagnosed as having hypothyroidism). and was advised to post it here due to my B12 result. I was told by some posters, that although my doctor told me my B12 is normal, it is actually low. Any feedback would be gratefully received, thank you.
'TSH is still 5.85 (0.27 - 4.20) ( no change after 6 weeks of 25mcg levo) so my levo has been upped to 50mcg
Thyroid peroxidase ....8 Kiu/L Doctor tells me this is normal.
Free T3......4.6pmol/L. (2.8 - 7.1) Normal also
B12....232ng/L. (191 - 663). Normal
Serum folate.....5.ug/L. (4.6 - 18.7). Normal
Doctor tells me I'm deficient in Vit D and has given me once a week doses of 2 vials for 6 weeks to take, he says this should sort it. the results were
25 - OH Vit D level. 34 nmol/L. >50
FSH was also tested on my request to see if I could put any symptoms down to menopause, again head the hormones were normal 16 iu/L which apparently means I'm not through to menopause.
Can I just confirm that the doctors ' normal' is what is actually deemed normal to sufferers?'