Firstly, thanks for taking the time to read this (if you do!). Another member suggested that I post on here. I feel really frustrated and fed up today and I could really do with some advice.
I've been struggling with the following symptoms for quite a few months now and I feel like they're progressively getting worse:
Overwhelming tiredness (not always, but more and more often), lack of motivation for anything... even the thought of replying to a text message sometimes makes me frustrated, achy muscles, pins and needles, muscle twitches and spasms, restless legs, chest twinges, racing heart, feeling hot and thirsty more often, brain fog, forgetfulness, mood swings, spider veins, veins becoming more prominent under the skin... etc. etc.
I've also been experiencing hallucinations or 'movements' in my sleep (not so much recently but more so a month or so ago)... during one of my dreams, I dived out of bed and broke my nose!
I went to see the doctor, who then asked me multiple times if I see these hallucinations in the day... I said no, it's only during my sleep each time and then he suggested that I might need some counselling. I tried to suggest there may be more to it and I got offered sleeping tablets and told to come back if symptoms persist. I then went back a few weeks later and saw a lady, who said something along the lines of 'we often see patients who are tired all the time, have a blood test and then are completely fine and it always turns out to be their lifestyle'... I continued to persist and fortunately I managed to get a blood test... anyway it all came back 'normal' and the doctor never called me back. I obtained the results online:
25-Hydroxyvitamin D2 level - Result: 2.7 nmol/L - Normal range: N/A
25-Hydroxyvitamin D3 level - Result: 51.6 nmol/L - Normal range: N/A
TOTAL 25-HYDROXY VITAMIN D - Result: 54.3 nmol/L - Normal range: N/A
HbA1c levl - IFCC standardised - Result: 30 mmol/mol - Normal range: N/A
Serum folate - Result: 3.5 ug/L - Normal range: 3 - 16ug/L
Serum vitamin B12 - Result: 218 ng/L - Normal range: 150 - 900ng/L
Serum ferritin - Result: 23.5 ug/L - Normal range: 7 - 90ug/L
UREA AND ELECTROLYTES
Serum sodium - Result: 141 mmol/L - Normal range: 133 - 146mmol/L
Serum potassium - Result: 4.1 mmol/L - Normal range: 3.5 - 5.5mmol/L
Serum urea level - Result: 3.8 mmol/L - Normal range: 3.5 - 7.4mmol/L
Serum creatinine - Result: 63 umol/L - Normal range: 45 - 84umol/L
GFR calculated abbreviatd MDRD - Result: 90 mL/min/1.73m^2 > - Normal range: N/A
ACUTE KIDNEY INJURYN/A
Not available, Insufficient data to determine AKI Stage
THYROID FUNCTION TEST
Serum free T4 level - Result: 16.9 pmol/L - Normal range: 9 - 24pmol/L
Serum TSH level - Result: 2 mu/L - Normal range: 0.2 - 5mu/L
LIVER FUNCTION TEST
Serum bilirubin level - Result: 10 umol/L - Normal range: < 22umol/L
AST serum level - Result: 18 u/L - Normal range: 5 - 45u/L
Plasma ALT level - Result: 12 iu/L - Normal range: 5 - 40iu/L
Serum alkaline phosphatase - Result: 51 u/L - Normal range: 30 - 130u/L
Serum total protein - Result: 68 g/L - Normal range: 60 - 80g/L
Serum albumin - Result: 42 g/L - Normal range: 34 - 48g/L
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate - Result: 2 mm/1stHr - Normal range: < 7mm/1stHr
FULL BLOOD COUNT - FBC
Total white cell count - Result: 6.8 10*9/L - Normal range: 4 - 1110*9/L
Haemoglobin estimation - Result: 133 g/L - Normal range: 115 - 165g/L
Red blood cell (RBC) count - Result: 4.48 10*12/L - Normal range: 3.8 - 5.510*12/L
Haematocrit - Result: 0.37 Ratio - Normal range: 0.37 - .47Ratio
Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) - Result: 84 fL - Normal range: 80 - 98fL
Mean corpusc. haemoglobin(MCH) - Result: 29.7 pg - Normal range: 27 - 33pg
Mean corpusc. Hb. conc. (MCHC) - Result: 356 g/L - Normal range: 320 - 365g/L
NB: From 23/10/2014 minor reference range changes.
Platelet count - Result: 188 10*9/L - Normal range: 150 - 40010*9/L
Neutrophil count - Result: 3.94 10*9/L - Normal range: 1.8 - 7.510*9/L
Lymphocyte count - Result: 2.33 10*9/L - Normal range: 1 - 410*9/L
Monocyte count - Result: 0.51 10*9/L - Normal range: 0.2 - 110*9/L
Eosinophil count - Result: 0.05 10*9/L - Normal range: 0 - .410*9/L
Basophil count - Result: 0.01 10*9/L - Normal range: 0 - .110*9/L
I have done my own research as the doctors I have seen are absolutely hopeless and it seems that my ferritin, folate, vitamin d and b12 are all low. However, I'm quite clueless when it comes to these results and I could do with a bit of guidance. I can't afford to go private and I never seem to have much luck finding a reliable doctor that actually takes the time to listen.
Do they actually seem that low to you? What could these results mean? I'm currently on the mini pill and sometimes bleed every fortnight or more, so I do lose more blood than I should do. I'm not sure what it could be. What are the best supplements I could take? I feel so tired, headachy and low today and I just want to get this under control.