Thank you for your responses to my previous post - I don't know where the last couple of weeks have gone. Had the appointment with ENT. They put a camera up my nose and down my throat, nothing unusual found, bloods taken appointment made for a scan. Next a follow up appointment with my GP. Blood tests results were shown to be low and now supplementing D3, folates, iron and B12.
The most worrying and confusing result was the rheumatoid arthritis test.
ANA weak positive
RA latex test PA positive
Serum Rheumatoid antibody level HI 80 IU/ML (0-20)
dsDNA binding autoantibody level 4.09 U/ml (0-35)
Anti CCP antibody level 1.00 U/ml Neg<7
Red blood cell distribution width HI 15.2% (11.5-13.9)
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate HI 29mm1st hr (0-20)
Then came the hospital sample result
TSH 3.02 (0.4-4.0)
Anti TPO 887 (0-59) (Hashimotos?)
The a scan result showed benign nodules and thyroiditis, they will see me again in 6 months unless I have any problems in the mean time. I do have a slight swelling in my neck but it doesn't seem to cause me any problems at the moment.
The GP increased my Levo to 75mg after a telephone conversation with the endocrinologist at the hospital I am attending (after denying me the increase at my last visit). An appointment is being made for me to see a Rheumatologist because of the RA results, although an appointment with the endo has been put on hold for now.
Feel a little confused by all this, although physically I am feeling a little better and more clear headed - which is good. It feels like it has been a whirlwind of hospital and doctors appointments but at least it's being done quickly.
Any comments on the above would be appreciated.