Hi, I'm sorry I don't have a thyroid condition but this seems to be the only good place for discussing blood results? :/
I have a couple of long-term health conditions including brittle asthma, and cluster headaches.
Since about a year ago now, I've had mild anaemia. My most recent results, from a couple of weeks ago, are as follows with the normal range in parentheses:
Total white cell count: 12.7x10^9 (4.0-11.1)
MCV: 75.1 (76-100)
MCH: 23.1 (27-32)
MCHC: 308 (310-360)
RBC distribution width: 15.8% (10-15%)
Neutrophil count: 8.6x10^9 (2.0-7.5)
microcytic RBCs: 9.8% (0-2.1%)
% hypochromic cells: 9.9% (0-2.1%)
It has steadily gotten slightly worse, with things which were previously in range now being out of range, and things which were out of range being further out.
I do have ferrous sulfate tablets but they didn't really do much if anything, and actually made me far more tired and gave me GI issues :/ I take it periodically but always with the same results. I haven't mentioned this to my doc: I am aware I need to but I keep forgetting 😅
I've just been to the hospital to have serum ferritin, B12, D3, folate, and coeliac screen blood tests done to investigate further. I had a B12 deficiency at birth and a severe D3 deficiency some years ago but both resolved with treatment and the past few checks, my D3 levels have actually been high..could they be related?
Sorry this was so long and I'm sorry it's not thyroid-related but really what I'm wondering about is why the iron supplements make me even more tired than the anaemia?