Hi, I just wanted to inquire regarding my mother's lab results.
Vitamin D <20 (75-150)
Ferritin <10 (15-247)
RDW 15.8 (11.5-14.5)
B12 199 (153-655)
TSH 3.82 (0.32-5.04)
She is deficient in Vitamin D and Iron, low in B12, and the TSH needs to be lower.
The doctor was in a rush and prescribed her 150mg Feramax iron pills and told her to take one a day, or two a day if she wishes, along with 500mg of Vitamin C daily for absorption. Is 150-300mg a good dose for iron deficiency?
The doctor told her to take 1000mg of Vitamin D daily which is way too little, but I will ask the doctor next week for a prescription of 50,000 D3 a week for two months which is what I had taken myself to raise my levels. I will also advise my mother to self-supplement B12 2500mg daily along with a Thorne B-Complex. In a couple months reducing to 10,000 D3 a week and 1000mg B12 should be good.
While the TSH is high I think it's best if my mother gets retested for her deficiencies in two months after supplementation. At that time I will ask the doctor to run a full thyroid panel including T3, T4, and antibodies. But yes while from personal experience I have a good idea on how much to supplement I've never had a problem with iron so thought I'd ask you kind people for advise on that.