I saw a new doctor today. I explained to him what happened with my previous doctor who kept insisting that I was only depressed and needed antidepressants. I told him what my symptoms are (extreme fatigue, cold hands and feet,constant pins and needles, tinnitus, hair loss, drier skin, unable to lose weight etc) He seemed to be listening and asked me questions about my symptoms.
He said my thyroid levels are fine. Latest tsh 3.4(0.35-5.5) which went up from 1.4 and ft4 13.3(10-19.8) which went down from 16.4. I queried my TPO ab going from 92 to 247 in three months (range 0-100) and he said that various things could cause them to go higher amongst them stress.
He said that my b12 is looking good and doesn't understand why I was put on b12 injections. Originally it was 362 (211-911). He told me he is vegetarian and his levels are 92 and he is fine. So no more injections for me.
He said I'm not anemic as my FBC looks fine but my iron and vitamin d need supplementing. Told me to carry on taking the supplements that I have. I'm increasing my floradix as my ferritin is almost 0. He has ordered some higher strength vitamin d (5000 I think he said) for me to take for 3 months.
He wants me then to come back and have repeat bloods. He will also test intrinsic factor to see if I have pernicious anemia. He didn't dismiss the idea of there being a thyroid problem starting up for me so he wants to repeat all the thyroid tests too. He told me to work on my stress levels.
So ummm I'm trying to digest this and trying to figure out if it was positve or not. I am going to be taking iron (floradix as I suffer with constipation), folic acid, vitamin d and I'm considering buying b12 lozanges.
Oh and one other thing he said about taking thyroid medication is that he doesn't want to jump straight to that because it is complicated and if it's not needed it causes problems to the heart and bowels.