Hi, I've posted a couple of times now and am still in the process of being diagnosed (all my blood results are in my first post healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...
In summary, my TSH is ok, free T4 & free T3 are both right at the bottom of range and I have anaemia and folic acid deficiency. I'm still waiting for blood results for pituitary function tests (should get them tomorrow).
In the meantime I have been taking 3 x 200mg ferrous sulfate tabs a day with 1 x 5mg tab of folic acid for about 5-6 weeks to combat the anaemia.
In the last 10 days or so I've been suffering chest pains, lightheadedness and breathlessness. And last night it even woke me up in the middle of the night along with a bout of heart palpitations. My blood pressure has also gone up quite a lot. I normally have very low blood pressure (100-110/70), it's currently 134/76 (measured at home). I should add that I'm not a particularly anxious person, in fact I'm quite chilled, so I don't think it's worry.
I'm seeing my doctor tomorrow to get the results of the pituitary blood tests and am going to bring up the chest/blood pressure issues. Is it likely to be the iron tablets? This is the first time I've ever had to take them (I'm 51) so it's not something I'm used to.
Any advice would be gratefully received so I can go to my doctor prepared.