Help with test results please

Hi, previously hyper with Graves but following RAI in July 2014 I went hypo by Jan 2015. Have been on 100mg of levothyroxine since then. I also have Pernicious Anaemia and self inject.

A few months ago I became quite unwell - constant headache, pain in eyes, sensitive to light, painful hands and thumb (rheumatologist diagnosed Osteo arthritis) extreme fatigue despite 10 to 12 hours sleep at night, lack of concentration, and achy legs. I'm also very overweight. All tests for eyes and head are clear and following 3 months off work they have gone. All could be stress related but I have a feeling that my thyroid isn't quite right but doctor says normal. Here's the results, I'd appreciate views on whether these are okay:

T4 = 13.2pmol/L

TSH = 3.83 mU/L

Hydroxovitamin D3 = 34 nmol/L

Folate = 10.6 ug/L

Ferritin = 4 ug/L (noted as low and prescribed supplements)

Red blood cell count = 4.95 10*12/L

Total white cell count = 6.2 10*9/L

Red blood cell distribution width = 15.8% (this is noted as high but I don't know what it means)

None of the ranges are listed on the print out the doctor has given me.

2 Replies

  • Hi Grifter,

    I think your questions have been answered on subsequent posts.

  • Yes. I posted this first but had no response. Thanks for your help.

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