Hi all newbie here,
Can someone help me work out whether my doc should be prescribing me something else, other than antidepressants?
This all started about twenty years ago now 50 , after my first pregnancy. Breathlessness, puffy ankles ,hair loss, joint pain , gout. Doc said depression and I refused medication.
2001 second pregnancy same symptoms gained 11 yes 11 stone! bloods done found high rheumatoid arthritis factor in blood 0-20 mine was 120.
Came off steroid after a month terrible side effects.
Age 42 full hysterectomy on hrt
last 3 years horrendous weight gain , weightloss without any exercise
May 2015 could not take anymore went to docs, surprise surprise depression , I gave up the fight and took the Prozac. 8 weeks later still the same but now had another gout attack and sleeping more than I did before. I have had to retire from my lovely job ( believe it or not for the NHS) due to breathing, fatigue , pain and another weight gain of 3 stone ( 17 stone now) although I'm tall 5ft7)
Another blood test in July revealed acute vit d deficiency -12ng ( in summer)
High cholesterol 6.68
CHOLEST/HDL RATIO 4.5
GGT 42 (5-40)
Raised Basophils 0.22 (0.02-0.10)
RBC 4.8 (3.8-4.8)
Folate Serum 4.7 (4.6-18.7
TSH 1.62 (0.2-4.7)
Free T4 14.14 (12-22)
No meds prescribed apart from D3 40,000 iu for 8 weeks and keep taking the Prozac upped to 40mgs from 20
I have just received my private blood tests back from Blue Horizon as follows
TSH 0.58 (0.27-4.20)
Free T4 19.03 (12-22)
Free T3 6.78 (3.1-6.8)
T4 Total 94.5 ( 64.5-142)
Anti TPO 125.4 (34) Positive
Anti Thyroglobulin 73.6 (115)
Vitamin B12 531 Good
Serum Folate 21.67 (10.4-42.4)
CRP Raised 3.60 (3.0)
Anyone see something wrong ? and if so where do I go from here?
If results look ok thanks in advance for your time .