I'm new to this forum and only found out I was hypothyroid at the beginning of this year. I am hoping for some advice and the benefit of your experience.
I went to see my GP at Christmas because I thought I was anaemic, he ran blood tests and then called me to say I might have an under active thyroid because my TSH was 19 and I should have another blood test in three months.
I was suffering from extreme fatigue so I changed my GP and was put on 50mg of levothyroxine which has since been increased to 75.
Although my blood test results show I am no longer symptomatic: TSH 0.31 (0.35-5.5); free T4 20.1 (10-22.7), I have still being feeling very low and very tired.
My GP tested my iron and vit D and I was found to be deficient in both: Vit D 39 (range N/A); ferritin 17 (10-291).
I have been taking vitamin D and iron supplements for a week but have only felt a slight increase in energy and I cannot shake off a cold which I have had for three weeks.
Does anyone have any ideas how I can boost my immune system (so I don't suffer so badly with colds) and also how I can feel a bit more "normal"? Not sure if I need to just wait a bit longer for the supplements to take effect. Sorry for long post and thanks in advance for any help.