Thank you for your replies.
I did have a cold at the beginning of the year and when I went to the Dr's a fortnight ago they tried me with anti inflammatory tablets to see if it would help shake the aches and pains if they were post viral. They didn't improve much and were just as bad when I stopped the course.
I did have the blood taken in the afternoon so is it possible that I've had a false reading if it is best in the morning?
I had a coeliac screen about a year ago as I have pelvic pain and they wanted to rule out any GI cause, (although they still haven't got to the bottom of that!). I suppose it could change but I don't have any dietary issues with intolerance or digestive issues. I loosely follow the slimming world plan (don't go to the meetings) , which is why I'm frustrated by the weight gain.
My GP did do a Ferritin check as it was at the lower end of normal last year. All of the bloods I had this time were in the normal range except for the thyroid function, although I don't know the actual levels - can I get these from my GP? I think he requested a CRP, ESR and FBC to rule out inflammation.
My symptoms are: fatigue, aches and pains, weight gain, feeling cold all the time and irritable.