Please find above my lab results from Blue Horizons along with the doctors notes which are posted below.
It seems from the results and the notes that my B12 levels are pretty high and not low as indicated in my last blood test from my doctors which is a bit confusing.
I have been taking the supplements that where recommended here for about a week so I guess I should stop those now.
Any info or help that could make my life better would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks again for taking the time to look and my results and note's.
The thyroid function is currently normal. The positive thyroid antibody result, however, increases the possibility of your having autoimmune thyroid disease, such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis or Grave's disease.
A high CRP (C reactive protein) is associated with inflammation from some cause (as seen for example with arthritis or infection). It is not an exact test, and is nonspecific. An elevated CRP is not a normal finding and its presence should lead to further investigation to establish the cause. It would be sensible to repeat this test around 4-6 weeks’ time as it may just be a temporary rise. If persistently elevated it would be sensible to discuss this finding with your doctor.
The Vitamin B12 level is elevated. This is not likely to represent significant overdose, as B12 is well tolerated by the great majority of people – even in very high concentrations (as indeed are most water soluble vitamins). Excess levels are usually a result of supplementation or from following a diet rich in the vitamin. A few exceptions to this rule include those who suffer from a rare hereditary eye complaint known as Leber’s disease. Too much vitamin B12 in these individuals can lead to damage of the optic nerve, which might lead to blindness. Anyone who is allergic to cobalt should also avoid taking vitamin B12 – as the vitamin contains a significant amount of this element. Rarely, high dose supplements or injections of Vitamin B12 cause diarrhoea, itching, blood clotting and allergic reactions. Liver disease and myeloproliferative disease (disorder of the bone marrow) can lead to elevated levels of B12. However, some practitioners advocate high doses of Vitamin B12 to help sufferers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and to combat the development of Alzheimer's disease, amongst other conditions.
The Folate (sometimes known as Vitamin B9) level is elevated. As with high doses of Vitamin B12, this situation is not likely to represent a significant overdose – as a water soluble vitamin, it is usually well tolerated by humans even in high concentrations. Supplementation or following a diet rich in the vitamin (for example fresh green vegetables) is the usual reason behind a high level of folate in the blood. Excess folate in the presence of low Vitamin B12 levels can lead to problems however – the B12 deficiency can be masked by the action of folate which will apparently resolve the megaloblastic anaemia caused by deficiency of either vitamin, but will not resolve the effects of B12 lack. It is important therefore to ensure that the Vitamin B12 level is acceptable - which of course is the case here - if a high Folate level is detected.
I've recently started using this excellent resource and after 7 years of struggling with lots of symptoms I feel at last I may get some help from this site.
I was diagnosed with an under active thyroid around 7 years ago after being misdiagnosed with depression for quite a number of years, during that time I went from being a very fit and healthy 11.5 stone man to a bed bound 22 stone invalid at this point I could barley walk and didn't recognise myself in any way at all..
It took around two years to recover to some degree after I was diagnosed and slowly I lost around 7 stone and I started to become myself again.
For the last five years I have been taking 150mg of Thyroxine.
For the last two years I have felt I am starting to go backwards again whenever I bring this up with my GP I am told my levels are fine and that I don't need an increase in my meds.
I try to keep active I swim twice a week and go to the gym three times a week but both leave me feeling quite worn out a tired, I quite often hit a wall of exhaustion at around 4pm where I could easily just go to sleep.
I sometimes find it very hard to think things through and feel quite forgetful.
I'm a 51 year old male.
My last blood results where:
Serum TSH 1.4 miu/L
Free T4 18.2 pmol/L
Serum B12 318 ng/L
Serum Folate 8.4 ng/ml
Serum Ferritin 102 ng/ml
Serum Calcium 2.42 mmol/L
Would it be possible for someone to look at these and maybe give me some pointers on how to get my life back on track again.
Thanks for taking the time to read my post.