I have had hypothyroid symptoms for years, requested 3 blood tests over the last approx 7 years but was told that I was borderline and therefore treatment was not required. I ordered myself a comprehensive private blood test and these are the results:
TSH - 6.9 (Range 0.27-4.20)
Free Thyroxine - 10.26 (Range 12.00-22.00)
T4 - 64.8 (Range 59.00-154.00)
Free T3 - 4.34 (Range 3.10-6.80)
Thyroglobulin Antibody - 437.900 (Range 0.00-115.00)
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies - 442.3 (Range 0.00-34.00)
Vitamin B12 - 88 (Range 140.00-724.00)
Folate (Serum) - 3.3 (Range 3.89-26.80)
CRP - 0.4 (Range 0.00-5.00)
Ferritin - 60.67 (Range 13.00-150.00)
My doctor put me on 25mg of Thyroxine and referred me to an Endocronologist but my appointment isn't until May. As for the B12 the doctor said I should have a course of treatment but that I should get my folic acid levels up to normal (5mg per day for a month) before commencing B12 injections because the B12 depletes the folate supply? I've since been told this may not be quite right. I've been taking folic acid for 3 weeks now and my B12 injections begin Monday, 3 times a week for 2 weeks.
Is this correct? Can anyone interpret these results? My symptoms include tiredness and lethargy, coldness, brain fog and difficulty concentrating as well as general social withdrawal. I should also add that I am vegetarian, and have been for 16 years.
Any advice, suggestions or just shared experiences appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.