So it's not my thyroid?

So it's not my thyroid?

Afternoon all!

I'm following up from this post here - healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...

So as suggested I got myself a private test from Blue horizon, the Thyroid Ten check and i've received my results (See attached) for a quick run-down for those who don't want to browse my rambling.

I have several thyroid related symptoms (tiredness, brain fuzz, boils, dry skin, hair falling out, to name a few) a Family history of hypothyroidism (mother, grandmother and great grand mother.) and spent six months in hospital with jaundice due to gallbladder disease a year ago.

I also have print outs from my other tests completed from my GP, all looks pretty normal apart from my liverfucntion and generic blood works, which were only slightly elevated in Feb

So from my blue horizon results, my Ferritin, CRP and B12 are completely out of wack, their notes weren't very helpful... and a very generic response.

I've recently had work off, just because I couldn't get out of bed, I slept Thursday straight to Friday and barely spent any of Friday concious. Sat wasn't any better and I've had two naps today.

What's wrong with me?

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  • Irixz,

    Thyroid antibodies are negative for autoimmune thyroid disease. Thyroid levels are unequivocally euthyroid and don't indicate any thyroid dysfunction. TSH is low-normal, FT4 mid-range and FT3 is very good, just shy of the top third of range.

    Elevated CRP and ferritin indicates infection or inflammation somewhere in the body.

    B12 is very low in range, PA Society recommend 1,000 is optimal, but NHS is unlikely to consider B12 injections necessary as results are within range. You can supplement 5,000mcg methylcobalamin for 8-12 weeks to raise B12 and then reduce to a 1,000mcg maintenance dose. Take a B Complex vitamin to boost the other B vits.

    If you've some liver dysfunction I believe that will cause extreme fatigue.

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    I am not a medical professional and this information is not intended to be a substitute for medical guidance from your own doctor. Please check with your personal physician before applying any of these suggestions.

  • You've got inflammation somewhere. The fact your B12 is low makes it less likely you've got a liver problem (most GPs don't seem to know that high B12 when you don't supplement is a sign of liver disease). So...

    ...why are you not absorbing B12? If you're not a veggie then something like gluten intolerance might be a possibility. How are your innards?

  • have you checked vitamin D levels?

    If Vitamin B12 and/or vitamin D are low, might suggest gut issues/poor absorption - ie gluten intolerance or coeliacs

    Do you have high bilirubin .......apparently this can also be possible indicator of coeliacs.

  • Hi guys,

    Thanks for responding, I've attached links to two other blood tests i've had done, one in feb one in may.

    March test, tested for diabetes, liver function, hormones, general blood works and vitamins - pt 1 drive.google.com/file/d/0B0... p2 drive.google.com/file/d/0B0...

    May another TSH folate and my ferritin - drive.google.com/file/d/0B0...

    As for my innards... Well after my gall bladder was removed, if I eat anything remotely fatty say a hamburger or bacon (which is now completely off my eating list) ten minutes later I would need to rush to the bathroom. It changes from this horrible bile like stool to solid with no obvious pattern, unless its fatty or coffee. I'm regular I would say I do supplement a fibre drink, which was recommended after my surgery.

    Tomatoes and onions don't seem to make a difference so does that rule out IBS?

    I doubt it's coeliacs. I have a co-worker who has it and while she cannot touch, cake, bread, pasta etc these are not things that are regularly in my natural diet, just due to my ethnicity. In fact she comes round for dinner quite often because my food is safe for her to eat. Lot's of rice or rice based noodles, veggies lots of fish and meat. Very little bread, and cheese in general.

    No, i'm not a veggie, Can't give up steak lol!

    Thank you for the tip about b12, I have yet another GP appointment today, where I am sharing my blue horizon test with them. It doesn't look like vit D has been tested, so I will get that tested too. Although i've been getting lots of dun during my lunchtime walks, not that like that's a true indicator of Vit D in my blood.

    I have been tested for hepatitis in the past as well, it was negative.

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