Had my bloods taken a week ago as I have been feeling pants since before Christmas, ahead of a telephone appointment with my new gp next Monday - old one left the practice.
Called into the surgery to get the results this pm to be told they would be discussed Monday. First hackle up!
Explained that given it is a telephone appointment as that was all I could get with my doctor this month, that I would like a copy beforehand to make the consultation more meaningful. After a wrangle she agreed to ask the doctor and I walked around the block!
On my return I was pleased to hear that permission had been granted and they were printed awaiting my return. Great! Until I read them that is. Despite the GP writing up a T3 test and the nurse reassuring me that T3 was on the list (as I take T3 prescribed - good idea to test for it?!?) there was no T3 result on the sheet! Grrrrrrrrr
Not a happy bunny. Understatement.
Perhaps you eminently sensible people can help with my interpretations and suggested actions for the call.
I supplement with 1x5000 micro grams of Jarrows Methyl b12 - not everyday
Result = 1166.0 ng/l [range 211-911]
Action = maybe use the 1000 micro version instead?
I supplement with 1 x 5000 iu a day
Result = 198.6 nmol/l [range below 30 deficient, above 50 sufficient for most, over 500 toxic
Action = maybe use a slightly less potent version instead?
I take a good B complex daily
Result=greater than 24ug/l [range = greater than 5.38]
Action = none
I take 1x ferrous sulphate 200mg every other day
Result = 303.4 ug/l [range 10.0 - 291]
None - worked hard to get it up - hair no longer falling out - endo recommended getting it over 80 but no one prescribed anything for it - guess work on my part! Not much over range
Now to the thyroid results!
TSH below reference = as expected and normal for me - probably freaking my new gp out though!
I take 100 Levo and 20 T3 daily
Result =12.2 pmol/l [range 10.0 - 19.8]
Action - think this is too low - should be upper quartile?
Million dollar question though in the absence of a T3 result - what do i increase; T3 or T4 - or is it do nothing until I get a T3 done?
Calmed down a bit now - but boy - no wonder you get into a rage eh??
All input gratefully received by you lovely knowledgeable people.