I'm not sure if I'm in the right place, but I was recommended this from another site.
I've been off work with horrendous fatigue, various body pains and brain fog for the past 4 months, following a chest infection back in April. My GP has done some a couple of blood tests and found a vitamin D deficiency (17.5 nmol/l) which they've treated me for - 8 weeks of 40,000 iu, and I've continued to supplement at 5,000 per day since, as well as K2-MK7.
However, the fatigue hasn't changed at all, although the brain fog has improved slightly, as have the body pains. I've been back to the GP and got a copy of my results, but they do not appear interested in helping me and now seem to be insistent on diagnosing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I've managed to get a copy of the bloods done back in May, and there definitely things that I think need addressing before CFS should be diagnosed -
B12 is only 216 (range 211- 91)
Ferritin is 22 (range 15-290)
Folate is 7.8 (range 3.5-14.4)
TSH is 4.0 (range 0.2-4)
The question I have, is what should I do next? I've started supplementing with 1,000 B12 & 200mg ferrous sulphate, as well as Vit D & K plus a B vitamin complex. I'm going to ask for further testing in a couple of weeks (the 3 month mark), but should I stop supplementing to get the most accurate results or keep supplementing to help me improve? Any support would be greatly appreciated!