I have written a couple of posts about my situation and recent test results that I have received. Just to summarise: I have Hasimoto's and Auto immune PA. I currently have 3 monthly B12 injections and take 175mg of Levo. I've also started taking Centrum multi vitamins and I have gone gluten free (only into my 3rd week). Basically although the IBS type issues have eased since going gluten free, I still feel as rubbish as usual. Main symptoms, shakes, excessive sweating, brain fog, extreme tiredness, breathlessness when doing very little activity/exercise. On my first post a lot of people suggested over medicated which I also thought but not the case according to the docs!
Here are my results
(Around May time)
Thyroid receptor antibody 1735
Recent results - from the 5th September
Ferratin 5 ug/L (15-200)
Vitamin D 15.2 ug/L (>20)
Calcium 2.22 mmol/L (2.10-2.60)
Folate 4.9 ug/L (3.1-19.9)
ESR 15 mm/h (5-15)
CRP 16.2 mg/L (<10)
TSH 6.74 mu/L (0.40-5)
Free T4 11.9 pmol/L (9.0-19.0)
Vitamin B12 211 ng/L (150-620)
I was also told to look at ANA results, Rheumatoid Factor and FT3 although I can't see these on the list unless they go by another name? (I'm looking at getting a FT3 test privately)
Other results on the list that were out of range were: (I don't really know what some of these are??)
Zinc 8.4 umol/L (10.0-21.0)
HCT 0.368 (0.37-0.47)
MCH 26.2 pg (27.0-33.0)
RDW 15.7 % (11.5-14.5)
Urea 2.4 mmol/L (2.5-6.7)
ALT 37 u/L (10-35)
(Liver, bone and protein profile) Albumin 33 g/L (35-50)
Androgen SHBG 179 nmol/L (18-114)
I saw the doctor who said to see what the consultant suggested regarding the low results (even though I'm still waiting for a follow up appointment) I then got a call on Monday from the GP surgery saying that the consultant had asked my GP to put me on zinc sulfate 125mg a day.
I thought more would have been done or suggested rather than just zinc supplements! On my results my Ferratin levels had an exclamation mark written next to it by the consultant although nothing has been mentioned. It will be a good couple of months before I go back to see the consultant and he's already tried to fob me off with chronic fatigue.
So i feel I have to make myself well instead of relying on someone else to! I would like to feel 26 again rather than 70. Also if the thyroid medication is working should my TSH not be falling rather than rising? 3.81 to now 6.74. I'm not that clued up on it.
Confused, fed up and getting really impatient.
Thanks for those who have given me advice already, much appreciated!