GP apt next Monday and dreading it - have blood results already - got reception to email. Help!

Just dont know how to approach her as I suspect the bloods WONT speak for themselves. Have been taking 50mg Lev for approx 8 mths

R Urea and Electrolytes

Serum sodium 137 mmol/L (135-145)

Serum potassium 4.4 mmol/L (3.5-5.3)

Serum chloride 100 mmol/L (95-108)

Serum bicarbonate 25 mmol/L (22-29)

Serum urea level 5.4 mmol/L (2.5-7.8)

Serum creatinine 66 umol/L (40-110)

GFR calculated abbreviated MDRD >60 mLs/min/1.73m^2

eGFR equation assumes Caucasian ethnicity.

R Liver Profile

Serum total bilirubin level 5 umol/L (<21)

Alk Phos 84 U/L (30-130)

AST serum level

Not Reportable

Serum gamma GT level HI 72 U/L (6-42)

ALT/SGPT serum level HI 44 U/L (4-33)

Serum albumin 44 g/L (35-50)

Serum C reactive protein level HI 9.8 mg/L (1-5)

R B12 and Folate

B12 256 ng/L (191-663)

Serum folate

Not Reportable

Thyroid function test

Serum free T4 level 13.5 pmol/L (12-22)

Serum TSH level 3.94 mU/L (0.27-4.2)

Serum C reactive protein level HI 9.8 mg/L (1-5)

FBC

HB 138 g/L (115-165)

Haematocrit 0.407 l/l (0.37-0.47)

WBCs 5.9 10^9/l (4.0-10.0)

Platelet count 348 10^9/l (150-450)

RBCs 4.49 10^12/l (3.8-5.8)

MCV 90.6 fl (76-100)

MCHC 339 g/L (320-360)

MCH 30.7 pg (27-32)

Lymphocyte count 1.5 10^9/l (1.0-3.5)

Neutrophil count 3.9 10^9/l (2.0-7.5)

BASO 0.00 10e9/l LO 0.0 10^9/l (0.01-0.1)

EOSIN 0.00 10e9/l 0.1 10^9/l (0.04-0.4)

MONO 0.00 10e9/l 0.4 10^9/l (0.2-0.8)

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  • I would say your meds need to be increased. I never feel well until my TSH is below 1 your B12 is low and do you know what your Vit D and ferritin levels are like? Also what about iron? No doubt others can comment on other readings

  • I agree with crimple. TSH too high, I feel better under 1. T4 is too low, should be around 19 or higher. B12 is too low, should be 500.

  • Hi Youneed a free T3 text for thyroid. U`s and E`s kidney good. Lft`s ,liver fine. Those tests over, usually denote diabetes, test Hb1Ac. , blood. Autoimmune and hormonal, similar symptoms at first to thyroid disease.B12 a bit low. No ferritin/iron, 2 tests.

    Best wishes,

    Jackie

  • Jackie -do you mean kidney, liver seem ok but that there is a suggestion of diabetes INSTEAD of thyroid? What is indicating this? Sorry Im not great at interpreting! I have had a recent dip test for diabetes but clear (is in family though).

  • Hi Not discounting thyroid, you need a FT3 to know what is happening with it.Also consider Diabetes. the two LFTT`s , liver tests, strongly indicate this, GGT and ALT, liver tests as high, rest Ok, I have acute renal failure, liver disease ( not alcohol) and HYPO etc etc.Common to have both as both autoimmune, hormonal, or one on its own.With Diabetes you have to take great care with GGT and ALT, yes I have it too. Dip test for diabetes fairly useless, Hb 1Ac is the blood test, not even just Glucose.I am very thin etc ,not classical but lots of autoimmune diseases.

    Jackie

  • Thanks for all advice. Can you tell me how approach apt? Insist she listen to numerous symptoms or wait to hear her opinion on bloods?

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