hi.. i have hashimotos.. been diagnosed a year. my problem, apart from my t4 taking time to kick in, is my iron levels.
i asked my doc in july to test my iron panel.. here are the results
iron 18 (5-33)
transferrin 2.77 (2.15-3.8)
% iron saturation 29 (15-50)
ferritin 37. (10-291)
folate 13.26 (5.4-24)
B12 338 (180-910)
ok, i see i have a problem here, my ferritin is virtually non existent! also my iron n B12 not so good.. so i supplement with solgar easy iron, vit c, taken at same time, b12 lozanges jarrow 5000mcgs... eating better, taking vit d and selenium but try at different times to my iron
got back frm docs with latest results.. this is just under 2 mnths later while on my vits
iron 9 (5-33)
transferrin 2.50 (2.15-3.8)
% iron saturation 16 (15-50)
ferritin 47.4 (10-291)
so u see my problem and why i am so disappointed.. all my figures have gone down except ferritin which has only gone up by 10!!!!!!
I know ferritin can play a massive part in hair loss.. mine is falling out so much now.. my t4 has stabilised at 14 and my tsh is 0.3
any ideas how i can drastically up these figures please? my doc says i am in range and ok!!