Firstly, thank you to all those that responded to my first post two weeks ago 'colder than a dead body'. It was heartening to first of all find that this forum exists, and then to find others recognise these symptoms after a series of doctors haven't!
The great advice on here gave me the confidence and knowledge to ask for the ( now well documented) set of blood tests that may be relevant to a thyroid issue.
I presented to doctor with a written request for the tests as well as documented symptoms, he read through and said "that's fine I can arrange to have all of those done ......with the exception of T3, which we don't do as primary investigation test in Leicestershire "
My heart sank, as I understood this to be the most important of all the tests.
So below are the test results to determine why I am literally 'colder than a dead body' ( minus a missing t3 of course),
TSH : 0.86 (0.3 -5.0)
T4: 13. (9.0 - 25)
Vit B12: 297. (220 - 700)
Folate 4. ( 2.6 - 17.3)
Ferritin. 167. ( 23 - 540)
Vit D. 32. described as 'inadequate'
Iron 9. ( 14 - 28) this is the only result highlighted in bold with an exclamation mark on the lab sheet
Thyroid perixidase antibodies <20
Cortisol. 243. (138 - 620)
Additionally, other tests have shown a low white blood-cell count and low testosterone .
Any thoughts, suggestions or guides on what to do to find what is wrong. All I know regarding the doctor at the moment is that he didnt think it necessary for me to go back and see him for a follow up appointment as he had mentioned to front desk that he wanted to arrange a 'telephone consultation '
For anyone that missed my original post, I had described my symptoms of very low body temperature , extreme fatigue, brain fog and lack of drive.
Again, may I say what a huge lift the discovery of this site has given me and thank you to all.