I’m new to this forum and looking for some help with recent blood tests.
I was first diagnosed with hypothyroidism (Hashimotos) in December last year with a TSH of around 20 and positive antibodies. I was put straight onto 100mcg of Levothyroxin and gradually started to feel better. I had so many symptoms, but had not made the association, initially believing myself to be anaemic - which I was and started medication.
Over the year my TSH dropped and in around April it was 0.017 and my GP reduced my dose to 75mcg.
In September I was retested and TSH had risen to 0.75 and I was advised to continue on 75mcg.
On 16th November I was retested and results are as follows:
Serum Ferritin 20 (15-300)
Total white cell count 3.9 (4-11)
Haemoglobin estimation 128 (115-165)
Platelet count 376 (150-400)
Red blood cell count 4.41 (3.8-5.5010)
Haematocrit 0.4 (0.37-0.47)
MCV 90 (80-100)
MCH 29.1 (27-33)
Serum TSH 1.32 (0.3-4.4)
No T3/T4 results as GP wouldn't approve them.
As my TSH had started to increase and symptoms were increasing, I persuaded my GP to allow me to up my levo to 100mcg twice a week. I asked about iron tablets as I thought my levels were low but received a lecture on iron toxicity.
'm looking for advice on supplementing iron and any general comments