Recently been to the GP to get some vitamin and minerals tested.
Mentioned that about a year ago I had my Vit D tested through the Birmingham home test (as the doctor wouldn’t do this), and then again a year later. I should have done it sooner, but didn’t get round to it. The first test came in at 50 nmol, but a year later after taking 2,000iu D3 every day, the test is down to 34 noml. I was surprised as I was expecting it to be higher? Gave the results to the doctor, who took a look at it, but made no comment.
In the end he put me down for B12 and folate, Ferritin, FBC, liver function(?), TSH and some electrolyte tests. Mentioned about getting tests for minerals, but he said that this was “something for alternative medicine”. At that point thought it best not to discuss my research into my mercury fillings...
Will have to have see what the tests come back with. Although I can see getting the actual ranges and some discussion is going to be difficult. Why are doctors difficult to talk to, miserable, dismissive and generally disinterested?