Comments please on the supplements I need from the test results below. I already take a good Univite brand multi vitamin and minerals daily and also: Calcium and Vitamin D3 3000mg/800IU tablets per day; 1 Solgar Ginko 60 ; 1 Beta Glucans and Beta Sitosterol to boost immune system (is this good idea as I have autoimmune thyroid disease?)
Past story is that I've been unwell for over 20 years supposedly with ME and had to give up my job; thyroid treated with doses up and down between 25 and 125 mcg for last 6 years; last 8 months I've been extremely unwell unable to work, socialise or do household things most of the time and twice I've been taken to A&E with chest pains. Extensive tests have been done by specialists to exclude as much as possible. Outcome is that I have autonomic dysfunction and that my hypothyroid medication has not been working. I'm onto a third endocrinologist who HAS recognised this and I'm now taking 50mcg levothyroxine and split dose of 10mcg T3 - which is most I've been able to tolerate in first 4 weeks.
My blood test results just back are as below and all thoughts and advice would be extremely welcome as I'm finding it very hard to cope with feeling so unwell and the long time it is taking to get any better and I do want to reach optimal micronutrient levels as soon as I possibly can.
Serum ferritin 40 (11-336) Should this be higher?
B12 516 (180-914) Should this be in top quartile?
Serum folate 21.3 (3.1-19.9) Above range - what causes for this?
Serum Vit D 64 (51-75) Should this optimally be above 70?
Total white blood count 7.1 (4-11)
Red blood cell count 4.38 (3.8-5.8)
Haemoglobin concentration 130 (115-165)
Haematocrit 0.37 (0.37-0.47) Was low last June also when already v. unwell
Mean cell volume 84 (80-98)
Red blood cell distribution width 13.7% (11-15)
Mean cell haemoglobin level 29.7 (27-33)
Mean cell concentration 350 (315-359)
Platelet count 208 (140-400)
Neutrophil count 4.1 (1.8-7.7)
Lymphocyte count 2.2 (1-4.8)
Monocyte count 0.6 (0.2-1.5)
Eosinophil count 0.2 (0-0.5)
Basophil count 0 (0-0.2)
Huge thanks for any guidance on iron and Vitamin D and anything else re T4/T3 replacement. I think I'm anaemic and have often been in past but have not taken iron for some years.
October thyroid results were FT4 17.9 (9-25); FT3 3.4 (3.5-7.8); TSH 17.9 (9-25)
Antibodies not tested since 2011.