I collected these blood test results from GP surgery last week
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 25-50 indicate deficiency, supplementation is indicated...
Serum thyroid perioxidase antibody concentration 17 kU/L [ <34 ]
I did request both antibody tests, but I guess I was lucky to get one... 🤷🏼♀️
Saggyuk gave me very valuable advice on my thread which is (I hope) here healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...
This morning I received a text to contact the surgery, have just rung them, they said doctor said Vitamin D is low, which could be contributing to my tiredness, and suggested I make an appointment to see her. I now have appointment for next Wednesday.
When I requested these blood tests, I told the doc that all those levels need to be optimal for health and for the levothyroxine to work well, and explained why. I'm glad I remembered enough of what I've learnt from this forum 😊 She thanked me at the end of that appointment because she'd learned something from me.
Anyway, when I collected my results I'd assumed that my results wouldn't be low enough for NHS help, so I've ordered various supplements (vits D, B12 methyl cobalamin sublingual, K2MK7, C, Thorne basic B, ferrous fumarate, magnesium citrate)
Vitamin D 5000IU arrived this morning, the rest should be here by the end of the week, I think? My question is, do you think I should I start taking them before I see the doctor next week?
If I do supplement before GP appointment, should I wait until they all arrive, or start the Vit D today? If I remember correctly Vitamin D is the one that is best taken with the K2 and magnesium? Should I wait for those to arrive first?