I have recently joined Thyroid UK. I was diagnosed hypothyroid in 2010 and have been maintained on a dose of 150mcg of Levothyroxine.
My GP reduced me down to 125 mcg in June 2016 when my TSH result came back as 0.17 (normal range 0.35-3.50mU/L). It was repeated in Dec 2016 and came back as 5.29, so my dose has been increased back up to 150mcg. At the time, I also requested the nurse to do my Ferritin levels as I have historically always been low on this (highest I've ever been is 28ug/L since my diagnosis). My Ferritin level came back as 12 (normal range 23-300ug/L).
I saw my GP last month. I'm not sure if it was because she was running an hour behind with her appointments but I didn't feel like she listened to me or the symptoms I am experiencing. She prescribed me Ferrous Fumarate 210mg tds after I asked for them and said if I didn't feel any better in two weeks then to go back. Unfortunately I had to stop taking the Ferrous Fumarate last week due to the effects it was having on me!
I took some advice offered to others on here, to send off for a Blue Horizon blood test and my results came back yesterday as followed:
CRP: 0.20 (<5.0 mg/L)
Ferritin: 16.5 (20-150 ug/L)
TSH: 0.33 (0.27-4.20 mIU/L)
T4 Total: 91.7 (64.5-142.0 nmol/L)
Free T4: 17.73 (12-22 pmol/L)
Free T3: 4.31 (3.1-6.8 pmol/L)
Anti-Throidperoxidase abs: 251.5 (<34 klU/L)
Anti-Thyroglobulin Abs: 26.0 (<115 kU/L)
Vitamin D (25 OH): 17 (Deficient <25 nmol/L)
Vitamin B12: 244 (Insufficient 140-250 pmol/L)
Serum Folate: 11.64 (8.83-60.8 nmol/L)
I am due to see my GP again on the 27th. With these results, what should I be expecting? Do you think my GP is likely to treat the deficiencies or will I need to self-medicate?
Your advice would be most appreciated. Thank you very much.