I have posted previously and have persuaded my husband, who has been unwell for several years, to start self medicating, but I feel so confused with how to go about it. He has just gone gluten free but I feel he also needs to supplement with vitamins. His test results (non fasting) were as follows:
Serum TSH level 1.78 mu/L. 0.27 - 4.2mu/L
Thyroid peroxidase 81 IU/ml range 0 - 34
Free T3 3.9 pmol/l Range 4.0 - 6.8
Rheumatoid factor 21.8 IU/ml range 0 - 14
Vitamin B12 326 pg/ml range 197 - 771
serum folate 4.3 ng/ml. Range 3.9 - 20.00
Ferritin 148 ug/L range 30 - 400
Vitamin D and Free T4 have been tested but no results yet.
Severe fatigue has been the main symptom, along with bad headaches. 18 months ago he started to suffer from tingling in his hands, plus numbness. In time this progressed on to his feet and up his legs and he now has some pain in his heels when walking. He has been diagnosed with migraines, carpal tunnel and plantar fasciitis. He also has night sweats and joint pain.
We will consider NDT once we have the T4 result and have a clearer picture, but for the moment would like to start supplementing the vitamins needed, especially B12 and folate. Would appreciate any help you can give on what we should buy - I am feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the information out there. Thanks.