My daughter is 21, exhausted, cold, thin, clearly sick, exercises, healthy lifestyle, no drink or drugs. I have Hashis, so I Blue Horizoned her. A few years ago her TSH was 2, now it is 3.02, so it is now failing, though there are not yet enough antibodies for Hashis they are rising.
No inflammation, but ferritin is only 30 though she is meat eating. (ref 20 to 150, the modern WHO range.)
Vit D fine.
folate 16.97 (ref 10.4 - 42.4)
B12 159 range insuff 140 - 250
I have long supplemented myself with B12 because of tingling in extremities, but she doesn't bother with the pills mummy puts out for her to take to university. She has taken a bit of methylcobalamin though in the past year, which makes this result all the more worrying. My own intrinsic factor test was negative, but I have long suspected AIG.
I understand the results, but advise me on what next... She should not take supplements for B12 until more tests are concluded... tests for intrinsic factor, serum gastrin, what is the other? Should I just go straight to the new Blue Horizon b12 test rather than trying to educate the college nurse and university GPs? If I don't sort this out it will affect her degree as well as her life, she is barely surviving the demands of university.
All advice gratefully received.