Help with blood results

Help with blood results

Hi Havent been on here for a while but I wondered if someone be kind and have a look at these results for me, I had a total thyroidectomy about 7 years ago and havent felt well since even though thyroxin has been changed a few times over these years, but now it looks like the levels are within normal limits but I still feel tired, not sleeping gained weight aching joints etc. maybe I need to take suppliments not sure what to do next, any help most welcome.

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  • Hello LindyB59

    Looking at your last set of blood tests your B12 and folate have reduced. Also there is no test for vitamin D which looks as though it was low last time although no range is given. Levothyroxine works best when your vitamin levels are optimal so B12 needs to be in the upper part of the range.

    If you supplement B12, methylcobalamin is the most absorbable form and you should take a good B multivitamin to keep all the B's balanced. B multivitamin will have folate which should help to raise folate levels. Have you got your latest vitamin D blood test because if not, I'd check what your level is now considering the other levels have reduced. Hopefully someone else will be along soon to comment on your iron levels.

    Your antibodies are low which is a good thing. I sleep a lot better since I optimised vitamin B12 and folate. I've also found, even though I don't have antibodies a low dose of selenium seems to help. I take magnesium malate before bedtime as it seems to be calming.

  • I don't know why, if someone has had a thyroidectomy, they do not add some T3 to T4. Your FT3 could be higher and levothyroxine (T4) has no receptor cells. It has to convert to T3 and we need optimum to feel well. Also research has shown the most feel better with a combination of T4/T3.

  • Low vitamin D can lead to poor sleep and low B vitamins as result

    You may find adding T3 is necessary

    You could email Louise Thyroid UK for list of recommended thyroid specialists- there are T3 friendly ones on list

  • your B12 is woefully low and maybe why your not converting enough t4 into t3




    vit d3

    all need to be at least halfway in their ranges if your body is to be able to convert t4 into t3

    do you take any other meds ?

  • Hi thanks for replying, im only taking garlic capsules which ive taken for years. I was on d3 but they made me feel sick so gp was happy for me to stop them!

    I clearly need to stop feeling sorry for myself and get me some supplements.

    Thanks again.

  • Actually before you start taking B12 I urge you to go to your GP and request he tests Intrinsic Factor as your B12 is so low it could well mean you have Pernicous anaemia

    this masks as hypothyroid despite you being treated for hypo

    its autoimmune and often goes hand in hand

  • I will definitely get an appointment thanks.

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