I saw a private doctor in February and have previously posted my blood test results from him and also NHS ones taken 2 weeks earlier. There was quite a big difference between the results.
The private doctor put me on adrenal support and also gave me a thyroid support supplement which he said was similar to NDT. I have also been taking a multi vitamin and D3 and K2, selenium and zinc supplements on his advice.
I am due to see the NHS endocrinologist on Tuesday so I did a blue horizon blood test before I go. I am somewhat stunned by the results:
CRP 3.0 (<5.0)
Ferritin H 170.5 (20-150)
TSH L 0.01 (0.27-4.20)
T4 total 141.2 (64.5-142.0)
Free T4 H 32.62 (12-22)
Free T3 H 8.10 (3.1-6.8)
Anti-Thyroidperoxidase Abs H 119.1 (<34)
Anti-Thyroglobulin Abs 17 (<115)
Vitamin D (25 OH) 72
Consider reducing dose >175
Vitamin B12 412
Consider reducing dose >725
Serum folate >45.400 (8.83-60.8)
The doctor's comments say that I am hyperthyroid and may have symptoms including weight loss, rapid heart rate, sweating, anxiety etc.
I am actually still suffering severe hypothyroid symptoms- extremely cold, weight gain, fatigue, achy legs etc. If I do any exercise I'm wiped out for 24 hours - nothing's changed.
They say high ferritin can be due to excess iron supplementation or could be due to inflammation or infection. There is quite a high dose of iron in my multi vitamin but also I had a bad tummy bug that I caught on holiday in Mexico in March which lasted 4 weeks. I had barely got over that when I had an IBS attack due to a reaction to quinoa. I've only just recovered from that, so I guess it probably is inflammation causing that.
Regarding the thyroid results, I've stopped all my medication except the adrenal support. I was taking 125mcg thyroxine but am thinking I should stop it for a few days to lower the T4.
What's really worrying me is that I am still hypothyroid even though my T3 is over range.
I have postponed my endocrinologist appointment as I need to sort this out before I see him. I can't contact the private doctor till Tuesday.