Ferritin 9 (20-160)
B12 247 (153-655)
25 Hydroxyvitamin D 26 (75-150)
Iron 7.6 (10.6-33.8)
Iron Saturation 0.09 (.13-.50)
Iron Binding 63 (24-61)
The hematologist has ordered iron infusions every 2 weeks for 6 weeks. But here's the rub - the hospital can turn me down because my hemoglobin is not below 10. And there's an iron shortage so they are reserving it for those truly anemic. If they refuse me, I can pay myself but it's very expensive and I am not working due to my health. I've been taking ferrous fumerate 2 and 3 times per day since November 2015 and my numbers don't move much. I had my ferritin up to 16 in march but it fell to 9 in April.
The endo put me on a prescription of 50,000 IU of vitamin D per week for 8 weeks, then said take 2,000 IU per day after that and retest vitamin D in 6 months. He also said to take 1,200 mcg B12 sublingual per day and 1 mg folic acid per day. The lab here no longer tests folate so he couldn't order that but says it goes hand in hand with b12.
I have an MRI for the adenoma on my pituitary at the end of the month to see if it's grown. Then we will talk about thyroid meds in July. He wants to see if my symptoms improve with the iron, if I can get it.
My last thyroid tests were in February
TSH 0.88 (.32-5.04)
Free T4 12.8 (10.6-19.7)
Free T3 3.52 (3.00-5.9)
The hematologist and endo are actually working together which is refreshing. I'm going to be frustrated if the hospital refuses the iron infusions because I feel like rubbish.