Just been trawling through everyone's comments particularly on ferritin and vit levels. I am new to all this and increasingly scared when I read what a bad time you all have getting listened to and taken seriously as I am finding exactly the same. I read Doc Peatfields book (Your Thyroid etc) and on page 40 he makes reference to" Excess iron (haemochromatosis) is another problem that has recently been receiving recognition. Haemochromatosis is a genetic disorder which allows absorbtion of too much iron from an ordinary diet. This excess iron is then deposited all over the body and causes damage to the liver, pancreas, heart, endocrine glands and joints. It is easily detected by a simple blood test and a check on the amount of iron (Serum ferritin) in the blood. Although this is quite uncommon, it should be looked for since the treatment is so simple; the patient has to be bled monthly (just like they used to in the old days)". Now when the good old doc looked at my results he said my iron stores were "impressive" but I don't know how that is as I don't eat anything - seriously - just put on weight. I feel sick looking at food in magazines!! I just wish my 60 year old body would do predicatable things - although it never has!!
Going to see a homeopath on the 10th March which I found through Thyroid UK - will post my findings.
Love to All - Never give in!! XX