I have had Hashimotos for about 3 years. I take 100 mcg of levothyroxine. Feel rubbish a lot of the time and especially at the moment. I had a blood test at my GP's a few weeks ago for TSH, iron and vit D. All came back normal. I had been taking lots of vitamins and supplements up until that point but stopped, waited a couple of weeks and have now taken the plunge and had another blood test with Blue Horizon. Feeling a bit down as far as the BH Dr is concerned nothing obvious shows up. Here are the results. Blue Horizon Dr's comments below together with the results. I did tell them I had Hashimotos! Any advice gratefully accepted. Thank you !
"The thyroid function is currently normal. The positive thyroid antibody result, however, increases your risk of having, or developing, autoimmune thyroid disease. This represents a situation in which your body manufactures antibodies to the thyroid gland. This may lead to the development of either an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) or overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism). If you believe you have symptoms of thyroid disease, it would be a good idea to discuss them with your usual doctor. Surveillance of thyroid function would be advisable usually.
The Folate (Folic acid or Vitamin B9) level is elevated. As with high doses of Vitamin B12, this situation is not likely to represent a significant overdose - as a water soluble vitamin, it is usually well tolerated by humans even in high concentrations. Supplementation or following a diet rich in the vitamin (for example fresh green vegetables) is the usual reason behind a high level of folate in the blood. "
CRP 0.90 <5.0 mg/L
Ferritin 34.1 20 - 150 ug/L
TSH 0.61 0.27 - 4.20 IU/L
T4 Total 114.9 64.5 - 142.0 nmol/L
Free T4 15.70 12 - 22 pmol/L
Free T3 4.00 3.1 - 6.8 pmol/L
Anti-Thyroidperoxidase abs H 40.8 <34 kIU/L
Anti-Thyroglobulin Abs 19.7 <115 kU/L
Vitamin B12 334 Deficient <140 pmol/L
Insufficient 140 - 250
Consider reducing dose >725
Serum Folate H 43.27 10.4 - 42.4 nmol/L