Hi all. Could I have some advice please. I'm seeing the doctor for the third time tomorrow. I'm suffering from the usual hypo symptoms and have been off sick for the last 3 weeks. Not getting any better, doctors have not given me anything to help!
What can I say to the doctor so she can give me iron supplements, suspected Hashimotos, stomach acid or gut flora test?... I'm so fed up... Getting no where!
Bloods 2 weeks ago:
TSH 3.54. (0.3 - 5.5)
FT3 3.7 (3.1 - 6.8)
FT4. 25.3. (12 - 22)
TPO. >600. <34
(I'm confused, this is all I wrote down for TPO)
B12 1,107 (197 - 771) High!
Calcium 2.39 (2.2 - 2.6)
Vitamin D 92 (50 - 144)
Ferritin. 25 (15 - 150)
(Dr said: Lower end of normal range...)
Folate. 12.5 (3.8 - 16)
HBA1C 5.4 (4.0 - 5.9)
(Glucose test, no diabetes)
Cortisol. 429 (166 - 507)
(Dr said it is higher than average but normal)
The doctor said my thyroid is now over active as my T4 is high. To reduce Levo to 75mg and repeat blood tests in a couple of weeks. He said my pulse was 94, quicker than average. I have not reduced my Levo due to what people have recommended on this forum.
Pulse 94 (60 - 80) for my weight/height etc. 5'2", 47kg underweight.
Blood pressure 106/65
I have been taking Selenium 400ug daily since 27.07.16, so over a week. I'm also taking Juice Plus+ vitamins A, C, E and Folic Acid since 22.07.16, nearly 2 weeks. The last blood test was on 20.07.16.
Prior to this I have been taking a 'Wellwoman' vitamin and mineral supplement for months. (I've stopped them since I started the Juice Plus and Selenium).
Am I not absorbing all these nutrients?... Does low stomach acid affect absorption of vitamins and minerals? I ask this because prior to the blood tests I've been drinking green smoothies twice a day... They included spinach, kale, avocado, Apple etc ... So why is my Ferritin level low?...
Can u help please?...