Vit D?? Thyroid Antibodies ??

Ive just visited my docs who have mentioned im very low on vitamin d but she is not going to do anything about it ?? Is this wise ?? Also have thyroid antibodies which she thinks is normal ?? Shes referred me to endocrinologist but 26 weeks wait grr !! I currently take 175mcg thyroxine but fatigue joint pain and low moods still here unfortunately x

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  • Did you get the Vit D result? For her to say it was very low I imagine it is in the insufficient bracket and no, it's not wise to leave it. Ask for the result, ask why she isn't prescribing a supplement and if she won't then get your own, you'll probably get a far better quality one if you source your own.

    Come back with the result and members can advise on what dosage would be suitable.

    Thyroid antibodies confirmed. Did she not mention Hashimoto's? Don't ignore the antibodies. You can reduce the antibody attacks by going completely gluten free, many members have benefitted from doing so. Your GP probably doesn't know about that, some do, some don't, same with endos.

  • Thanks so much for your response she said a new survey has been taken showing little effects on vitamin d taken as suppliment and therefore wont prescribe it !! She said it was normal to have antibodies thats what hypothyroidism is !! I am dubious of her knowledge and have just booked an endocrinologist for 20th of june i will have to pay 180 quid or wait 6 months ! I have no option as ive been off work 12 weeks and need to get back asap x thanks so much again x

  • As she is making up excuses not to prescribe vitamin D get the test result with range and start a new thread. Someone will then advise you on dosage.

    GPs don't have to prescribe vitamin D if you are insufficient they are allowed to tell you to get your own over the counter.

    She is silly for not at least doing this as someone who starts of as insufficient if left will end up severely deficient in a year, and depending on the availability of vitamin D supplements in the area the CCG/healthboard will spent anything from ยฃ18 a month for 3 months to ยฃ200 per month getting them up to a reasonable level. Then every time that person complains of fatigue and other symptoms their vitamin D will have to be tested if not done in the last 18 months - 2 years.

  • Wow! She doesn't know much about thyroid, does she! Not all hypos have antibodies, only those with the autoimmune variety. There are many reasons for becoming hypo other than Hashi's.

  • My head is in my hands ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ I'm sorry but you need a new doctor! Low Vit D and antibodies is a sign of Hashimotos Thyroiditis! You need to treat that or it will eventually turn into other autoimmune conditions! You'll just continue to get sicker and sicker if you don't address this. I have Hadhimotos, it's a pain in the ass but you can get to the bottom of it.

  • This is a brilliant site for advice thank you so much everyone... i felt like a fraud walking away from doctors knowing there was something wrong but her telling me to ignore it !! Shes relying on endo to sort it out as she clearly has no idea x thanks again i will get all my blood results tmrw and put them on new thread as it may help someone else out there xx

  • Hi Cburch,

    Have you had Vit B12, Ferritin and Folate tested. If not, Please do.

    J ๐Ÿ‘

  • Thanks J i think b12 was ok but dont think the others were tested stupid doctor .. shes very nice but i think that smile must be covering her lack of knowledge x im definitely going back tomorrow thanks x

  • Cburch,

    'Fine' means within range. It's not the same as optimal. Ask for all of your results and the ranges (figures in brackets after results) and post them in a new question for advice.

    The hip and joint pain I experienced was due to vitamin D deficiency. Pain resolved 8 weeks after GP prescribed loading and maintenance doses to correct deficiency.

  • Please get your numbers Cburch and keep us posted. You will get loads of help here on TUK, the members are Ace.

    J ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • I believe that Vit D can help with joint pain Cburch, also look into gluten and Hashimotos - if you're suffering with brain fog and fatigue that can often be the cause - it may also be triggering your antibodies. To be honest Conventional Doctors aren't really clued up about autoimmune diseases - you'll have to do a lot of the research yourself and we're all here to help too ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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