Hi I've not posted on here before but read your posts most days and find them both informative and inspirational.
I've had debilitating symptoms for over 9 years and have seen various consultants. Symptoms include high blood pressure high cholesterol, "sleep scratching" arms, legs, neck & face, pulsatile tinnitus in right ear, hardly any voice, total loss of eyebrows, nerve pain in feet, breathlessness, hot flashes, palpitations,insomnia, total fatigue, night cramps, brain fog and 42lb weight gain in the last 2 years with no diet change.
I have my last lab results. Perhaps you would be good enough to have a look and comment.
TSH 2.25 (0.35-5.5)
FT4 11.9 (10.0-19.8)
FT3 4.9 (3.5-5.5)
B12 355 (191-663)
Folate 7.0 (4.6-18.7)
Ferritin 74.4 (13-150) am told this is optimal?
Iron 12 (6.0-34.5)
Since these were taken (May 16) l've supplemented with Jarrows B12, menthylfolate and b complex and am now able to sleep right through without ripping the skin off my body. The B12 is causing acne though so am taking 30mg of zinc to try and help.
Am also trying Holland and Barrett Iron supp and taking extra vitamin C. Seems to help with the energy levels in fits and starts.
Endo won't diagnose on symptoms so am thinking of self medicating as l've been tested for most things and nothing's come back positive.
Many thanks for reading