New here...Help with Medichecks blood test results please

New here...Help with Medichecks blood test results please

Hello, this is my first post here although I have been reading a lot since I joined.

I have just received my blood test results from Medichecks and I was hoping that someone could give me an opinion.

I am advised that my thyroid is normal, but I am vitamin d deficient and low on vitamin b12 and folate. I am not on any medication.

I was convinced that I had a thyroid problem as I have had exhaustion, depression, weight gain (7 stone in the last two years), recurrent infections etc. I was previously on sertraline 200mg but I came off that in January 2017 as I felt it was making things worse. My GP says that all my symptoms are psychosomatic due to my mental health issues. However, I don't really think I have mental health issues anymore and I am sure I haven't imagined my weight gain!

My symptoms started after a really bad bout of flu. I was bedridden for two weeks and I have never been right since. I used to be a fitness instructor but I have had to give that up as any sort of exercise makes me ill now. I am starting to wonder if it is all in my mind. Could vitamin deficiencies really be causing all my problems?

I would appreciate any advice or thoughts on my test results.

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  • Welcome to the forum, Kaete.

    TSH 2.83 indicates your thyroid is beginning to struggle to produce hormone but FT4 and FT3 are currently okay. NHS won't usually diagnose hypothyroidism until either TSH is over range or FT4 is below range.

    Thyroid antibodies are negative for autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimoto's).

    thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/diagno...

    Your GP is wrong to say your symptoms are psychosomatic. Vitamin deficiencies can make one extremely unwell. B12 deficiency used to be fatal until the early 20th century! Perhaps you should consider finding a doctor with less attitude and better clinical skills.

    Vitamin B12 and folate are deficient. Please go to healthunlocked.com/pasoc for advice how to deal with these.

    Vitamin D is severely deficient. My GP prescribed daily loading doses of 40,000iu ProD3 x 14 days followed by 2,000iu daily x 8 weeks which raised vitD from <10 to 107. If your GP prescribes 800iu please come back to the forum for advice as the dose will be inadequate.

    cks.nice.org.uk/vitamin-d-d...

    Ferritin is optimal halfway through range. You can raise ferritin by supplementing iron. Take 1,000mg vitamin C with each tablet to aid absorption and minimise constipation.

    CRP is a non-specific inflammation marker. A good GP would do a full blood count to see whether there are reasons for high CRP.

  • That is all really helpful. Thank you so much for taking the time to reply!

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