Dear lovely people,
Apologies for posting again..I posted a couple of days ago as I am feeling so tired that I don't know what to do with myself. I would be grateful for your thoughts on new blood test results.
I have hashimoto's as well as SLE/Sjorgrens overlap and am taking 20mcg of t3 morning and evening as well as 200 mg of hydroxychloroquinine mornings and evenings too.
I have been treated privately until recently when my local nhs gp was sent my history and now provides my medicine (thank goodness as I can't afford it). He took blood tests last week and I was given the results today. Apparently all is 'normal'. I am still feeling really, really exhausted, light headed and very sore.. and am worried that on the back of these results he will stop my medicine.
He didn't test my t4 or t3 levels...only tsh as I thought.
Todays results are:
tsh 0.4 (range is 0.2 to 5.5)
vitamin B12 298 (range is 180 to 1000)
ferritin 60ug/L (range is 10 to 300)
folate 12.6ug/L (> 4.0)
My last private blood tests (in February before I changed from t4 75mcg and t3 20mcg to t3 20mcg twice a day) were:
Total thyroxine (t4) 52 (range 59 to 154)
tsh 1.53 (range 0.27 to 4.2)
free thyroxine 11.1 (range 12.0 to 22.0)
free t3 (range 3.1 to 6.8)
I have slept all day (not good, but couldn't do anything about it) and my question is whether there is anything in these tests that could be making me feel so tired and completely brain stupid or whether I should put it down to the SLE/Sjorgrens.
I don't know much about vitamin b12, but I think that despite being in range, they are relatively low and was thinking about taking a supplement..am not sure what to take?? I have some Solgar B-complex "100".
I would love any advice, but am also aware that there are so many of us on this site, and everyone is busy...and ill.
Thank you in advance. Lx