I've now had my vitamin and mineral test results back. I'm due to see a GP to discuss them on 4 September, but thought I'd ask what you kind people thought first. (Reference ranges are in brackets.)
Ferritin 170 (15-200)
%Transferrin Saturation 24 (15-65)
Iron 16.8 (9.0-30.4)
Transferrin 2.7 (2.0-3.4)
Serum Folate 2.1 (2.8-12.4)
Serum Vitamin B12 493 (179-1162)
Vitamin D 28 (50-150 - <25 = significant deficiency)
TSH 3.73 (0.3-5.0 – result up slightly from 3.71 in March)
Free T4 13.0 (8.8-18.8 – result up from 9.78 in March)
Ferritin seems to be on the high side of normal.
Folate is lower than "normal" range.
B12 is also at the lower end of normal – I'm thinking of asking for a referral for an Active B12 test. The doctor appears to have written "No action" as a comment on the B12 and folate result (though it's a bit scrawled so I may have misread it!) Should I dispute this?
Vitamin D seems ludicrously low – possibly not a shock given that I'm a sun-phobic pasty Celt, though!
Previous TSH and Free T4 tests were done by Genova, these ones were done by Lewisham Hospital, so I'm not sure how significant the 0.02 bump in TSH is, but there seems to have been a fairly big change in my Free T4. The doctor I saw said a Free T3 test wasn't an option, which is unfortunate, as I appeared to have high (probably pooling) T3 when I had the Genova tests done, so I'd like to see what that is now.
The only other comment would be that I'm borderline for diabetes, but I'm assuming that's a knock-on effect of my thyroid/adrenal situation.
I'm not on any thyroid meds at the moment, but I have been taking adrenal supplements prescribed by Dr Peatfield.
Thanks in advance for your help! x