After receiving such good advice on this forum from so many of you lovely people I hope you can help me again with my latest blood test results.
As requested I asked for more tests at my 6 week b/t - as advised I asked for B12, ferritin, folate and Vit D and the antibody test for Hashimoto (was advised that the antibody test would take a lil longer so don't think it is included in these results unless that's what Erythrocyte sedimentation rate means??).
Had the test done last Thursday at 7.40am (didn't take my levo as advised)- fasted as cholesterol was to be included. Friday I received a call from the receptionist to say the doctor wanted me to repeat the kidney function test in a week as my levels were too low for my age. Told me I didn't drink enough water and to make sure i was hydrated, tried to stress that I drink way over the recommended amount but pretty sure she didn't believe me as stressed again to drink lots of water.
As you can see from the attached photo it states my thyroid function is normal at 4.1. For some reason I was only allowed to attach one photo so here is what the 2nd page says:
Serum creatinine 86 umol/L 49.00 - 90.00 umol/L
GFR calculated abbreviatd MDRD 64 mL/min/1.73m 'up' 2
Serum vitamin B12 - (tomirvine) - A Normal. no action required
Serum vitamin B12 385 pg/mL 191.00 - 663.00 pg/mL
Serum folate 7.3 ng/mL 4.60 - 18.70 ng/mL
Serum ferritin (tomirvine) A Normal no action required 92 ng/mL
(men and post menopausal women 30 -400 ng/mL
I hope this all makes sense to someone as tbh I haven't a clue. And I have no idea why my Serum free T4 level wasn't tested this time.
I am still taking levo 25mg and to start off with my hoarse voice did noticeably improve but in the last 2 weeks the hoarseness is returning. There has been no improvement in the numbness/tingling in my hands and feet and I am now finding I lose strength in my fingers and drop things and a few days ago my leg gave way and I fell hurting my knee and thigh (but this could just be me being clumsy). My muscles still ache especially my legs, still gaining weight and feeling more and more tired. My hubbie thinks my mood swings haven't improved and I'm getting more stressed in situations that usually I wouldn't. The itchy skin is still driving me mad especially my scalp and my hair is definitely thinning but I believe this is a side effect of the levo.
I've been booked in for the repeat blood test Monday 15th August and I finally get to see a doctor on Thurs 25th August (this will be the first doctor that has seen me since my cholesterol specialist first suspected a thyroid issue back in May).
Again sorry for such a long post but am hoping someone can clarify what all this means ... thank you for your time and kindest regards