I'm new to this forum. I recently had private tests done as I suspected I may be hypothyroid, but the B12 results have come back abnormal at 175; and the folate and Vit D are in range but look a bit low. I've been tired, so dizzy I have to take breaks walking to the bus stop, dry skin and hair, sore joints.
Called the NHS GP on Friday and explained that I haven't felt this tired or dizzy since I had glandular fever as a teen in the 90s. Lesson learnt, he had the prescription pen out for anti depressants, but I did manage to explain that I am calling about physical symptoms only.
He's suggested a PA test is done. Does anyone here know what the NHS should include in order for the PA test to be thorough? Also, are there other conditions which can cause B12 deficiency which peopl here have heard of / have had tested as a potential cause?
Finally, if the doctor isn't able to give me vitamin injections (as I'm getting the sense you need to declare war to get these on the cash strapped NHS) has anyone gone private for these in London and got a decent deal? I'd also consider objecting myself but I'm not sure how you monitor how much to injevt without actually over correcting, and whether this can be dangerous.
Sorry this is a long post with lots of questions. I'd appreciate any advice people can offer based on your own experience, and it seems many of you have had a bit of a struggle.
Results are here for those interested,
TSH: 5.6 (abnormal) (0.27 - 4.2)
Total T4: 71 nmol/l (59 - 154)
Free thyroxine: 15.6 pmol/l (12 - 22)
Free T3: 5.93 pmol/l (3.1 - 6.8)
Reverse T3 - next week
Thyroglobulin antibody: 15.6 iu/ml (0 - 115)
Thyroid peroxidase antibodies: 7.2 iu/ml (0 - 34)
Vitamin b12: 175.2 pg/ml (abnormal) (191 - 663)
Folate: 9.99 ug/l (4.6 - 18.7)
25 OH Vitamin D: 75.9 nmo/l (50 - 200)
Thank you very very much.