Following my previous question below, lots of you were very helpful and suggested I should have vit. levels tested. Just got results back this morning:
B12 = 322 (range 197-866)
Folates = 8.3 (range 4.6-18.7)
Ferritin = 48 (range 13-150)
Vitamin D = 35.6 (less than 25 = deficient, 25-50 = insufficient, 50+ = sufficient)
GP says all fine, except the vit. D - he suggested I get some standard vit. D tablets from health food shop and this will sort it.
Doesn't seem to explain why I am still feeling so unwell though.
Since being diagnosed with Hypothyroid approx. 10 yrs ago, my dosage has gradually been increased by various GPs in response to blood test results, however over the years I have gradually felt worse and worse with the condition.
6 weeks ago, my dosage was increased again from 150mg to 175mg, however I have not noticed ANY difference in the way I feel! If anything, I have continued to go downhill during this time. Barely able to get up for work in the mornings due to exhaustion, constant 'brain fog', weight gain, aching joints, breathlessness, dizziness, dry skin and thinning eyebrows to name but a few symptoms. To sum up, I feel like I've been running on empty for a long time...
Had a follow up blood test last week and the latest results came back today as 'normal'.
TSH = 0.32 (range 0.2 - 4.2)
T4 = 13.4 (normal range 12 - 22)
I also persuaded by GP to test for free T3 for the first time, and it came back as 4.3 (normal range 4 - 8.3).
I'm struggling to interpret these results, can anyone shed any light? I want to go back to the GP next week armed with some info and make a case for a specialist Endo referral. So far GP has tried to fob me off with various suggestions - i.e. I am depressed, I need to take more exercise - 'why don't I build up to a 5 mile run?' (at which I actually laughed out loud at how inplausible this is at the moment - feel like I could sooner sprout wings and fly!). All I know is that I don't feel at all well, and currently not able to function like a normal 33 year old.