I am just writing about my 20 year old daughter who has had recent blood tests done after many years of low immunity and fatigue and migraines. She has recently returned from holiday where she got very ill and was hospitalised with chest infection, UTI, cellulitis in the foot, tachycardia and very high fever. She flew out with a bad cough and cold. The doctors rang me to ask me if she had thyroid problems as she had an enlarged thyroid. I, as her mother, have very high thyroid antibodies in the thousands, but 'normal' thyroid hormones. Anyway, the GP here has been very worried about her and here are her results:-
Erythrocyte Sedimentation rate 19mm/h (range: 1.00 - 19 mm/h)
Plasma C Reactive Protein 7mg/L (range: 0.00 to 7 mg/L)
Ferritin 15 ug/L (range 11.00 to 307.00 ug/L)
Platelets 451 (range 150 to 400)
Plasma ALT 36 ug/L (range 7.00 to 35 ug/L
Anti-tissue transglutanase (coeliac) 0.2 (range 0.00 to 4.00 u/ml)
TSH 1.26 (range 0.34 to 5.60 mu/L)
FT4 10.3 (range 7.50 to 21.0 pmol/L)
HbA1C level 34mmol (Desirable less than 58 mmol)
The GP has said all these results are fine (!!) and her extreme fatigue is not anaemia (!). He says her IBS symptoms are stress related and he is not going to test her for thyroid antibodies despite the doctors in South East Asia (who cared for her amazingly for 4 days in hospital) telling me she has thyroid problems. I am still waiting for their medical report to come through. My daughter bruises very easily and doesn't heal well. Her very clever dentist has suggested to me she is tested for Lupus as she suffers from inflammed, bleeding gums despite careful dental care. She also has mild asthma and regular tachycardia and panic attacks. Her GP is very caring and 'looks after' her well, but thinks these results are all ok. My daughter had an extremely stressful event happen to her last year so I guess some of her symptoms could be stress related as she is still getting over what happened to her.
Can anyone help or comment on these results and maybe provide a little bit of advice. Thanks so much in advance! This is such a great forum and has helped me so much in the past.