Hi lovely people! You've been so helpful to me over the last 6 months, can I ask some more advice please. I am hypothyroid and take 100 levothyroxine daily. However, I am sooo tired still, my legs ache when I climb stairs and when I get up from a seat it takes a while until I can walk properly. I have terrible heel pain. I am also getting a cramping feeling in one of my legs. I get pains in my fingers and in my toes. I went to bed sobbing last night as I am so fed up with everything.
Anyway, after reading all the helpful advice on this site, I booked myself in for a private blood test to check iron levels, vitamin levels, etc. The results are back and these have been highlighted:
Transferrin Saturation 11.8 (20 - 50)
Ferritin 8.6 (13 - 150)
iron 8.0 (10 - 25)
Vitamin D 31.3 <25 severe deficiency
25 - 75 borderline ranging to insufficiency
Everything else (TSH, T4, Vit B12 etc) was within range
As I say, I went privately for this test and the private doctor has emailed me highlighting the above areas.
My question is, do these results explain my fatigue and aches and pains? What steps do I take next? Do I go back to my doc and show her these results and ask her to help me or do I take over the counter vit D & iron?
Your advice would be greatly appreciated x