So my mum's results came back as suspected showing deficiencies. My mum has never eaten properly although she has made some progress in this since I made her go gluten free a month or so ago and has more of an appetite - just a bit too late unfortunately. Both myself and daughter are diagnosed with NCGS and NHS have stated genetic. A couple of months ago, her eyes went puffy so forced her to finally go get some blood tests and her tsh came back around 11 and low T4 so they started her on 25mcg T4 which by the looks of her results below, is enough for now and will hopefully improve a little more with deficiencies corrected. She's obviously not a bad converter like me. I will ensure that she gets this monitored as is likely to need more soon considering her antibodies.
She's clearly Folate deficient and Vit D deficient and I will go along with her to her next appointment to make sure she's medicated properly for these but I'm not sure if will treat her B12. I think she really needs it though and although her ferritin seems okay, I want to get a proper iron panel done as I don't believe for one second that her iron can be okay based on her previous diet and this can mask enlarged cells associated with B12/folate deficiency and her MCV was already on the higher side at 98 (shouldn't go over 100). I will make sure she supplements B12 if no luck with the doc but I would rather try and get her injections. Is there anything that might help me persuade her doc do you think?
She's always had bad memory and slowed movements/thinking and am thinking these levels have prob been like this for many many decades if not worse as finally getting her to eat better.
I also want to get her iodine tested as pretty certain this will be low and probably everything else but what additional checks do you think I should get. I'm thinking calcium levels is a must but any others for now as we can't afford too many blood tests so want to do the most important.
THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE 0.33 mIU/L 0.27 - 4.20
FREE THYROXINE 17.73 pmol/L 12.00 - 22.00
TOTAL THYROXINE(T4) 124.2 nmol/L 59.00 - 154.00
FREE T3 5.25 pmol/L 3.10 - 6.80
Thyroid AntibodiesTHYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODY 34.820 IU/mL 0.00 - 115.00
THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBODIES*533.1 IU/mL 0.00-34.00
VITAMIN B12 177 pmol/L 140.00 - 724.00
FOLATE (SERUM) *2.2 ug/L 2.91 - 50.0025
OH VITAMIN D *20.89 nmol/L 50.00 - 200.00
Inflammation MarkerCRP - HIGH SENSITIVITY 3.4 mg/l 0.00 - 5.00
Iron Status FERRITIN 111 ug/L 13.00 - 150.00
Thanks for any additional advice in finally getting my mum's health sorted