Just a query in case anyone can help.
I have been barking up so many trees recently (see my other posts) and I am finally starting to get somewhere with getting a private endo to look at my hypothyroid type symptoms (feeling cold, low basal temp, severe mental fog, multi-joint and muscle pain and cognitive symptoms, can't lose weight, fatigue). I'm having a thyroid scan soon and increasing my ferritin (from 30) as she thought it could be affecting T4 to T3 conversion. The other iron markers all look ok.
However, today the GP who has been telling me it was all psychosomatic for 3 months (she knows that I have 20 years working in mental health and I don't actually mind having depression - at least there is a clear treatment pathway - you can imagine our meetings!). Well, she rang me, unsolicited, and said that my platelet count has gone high again. In the last six weeks it seems to have shot up again:
469 April 2014
398 March 2014
420 November 2014
434 March 2014
I understand iron deficiency anaemia and high platelets can go along together and at the moment the plan seems to be to monitor me, but I wanted to know if anyone had heard/experience of this before?
For the sake of completeness, I have a history of haemorrhages (after nose cautery, tonsillectomy and childbirth), heart murmur, isolated diastolic hypertension developed at age 30 y with papillodema of optic nerves, enlarged heart, PCOS (currently not too bad), migraine (usually menstrual).