Diagnosed hypothyroid in Feb or March this year, have had problems with carpal tunnel, pins and needles, tinnitus anosmia fatigue depression constipation brain fog memory weight gain etc for more than a dozen years, probably twice that long actually
I asked GP for tests for vitamin levels and antibodies to see if there is owt I can do to help the levothyroxine work. Doc did most of blood tests I requested, but I really wanted both antibody ones 😔 to see whether it is hashimoto's or not.
Serum vitamin B12 level 397 ng/l [ 197 - 771 ]
Serum folate level 4.8 ng/ml [ 2 - 18.7 ]
Serum ferritin level 81 ng/ml [ 13 - 150 ]
Serum total 25-hydroxy vitamin D level 39 nmol/L [levels should be >75 nmol/L at all times. Levels 50-75 are probably suboptimal, long term may lead to clinical effects. Consider safe sun exposure, diet, supplement. Levels 25-50 indicate deficiency, supplementation is indicated. Levels >25 suggest severe deficiency-may need pharmacological preparations...]
I requested both the antibody tests, but only this one was done
Serum thyroid perioxidase antibody concentration 17 kU/L [ <34 ]
Please could any of you wonderful experts by experience help with whether I need to buy supplements and if I do, then which ones and when would be best to take them , please?
Thank you in anticipation