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hyperthorid..Dr's visit to request b12 test!

...I'm going to see my gp tommorrow...I was diagnosed as being hyperthyorid...levels "normalised" so consultant stopped all Meds 3 months ago ...I had a check up on 3rd Aug 17 consultant said again levels are "normal" after another 3 months if no change he will discharge me...I replied that's good my levels are"in the normal range" but I feel terrible depressed anxious palpitations etc...he said that's life we all get anxious ...I left consequently I visited my gp last week who again said yes I've seen yr results you are normal...said I have stress and gave me beta blockers....I am a little more clued up now having been on this forum so I'm going back tommorrow to request more tests b12 and vitamin d tests...I'm guessing he.ll say nope and I. ll have to pay private!! should I ask to be tested for anything else

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Rachs79,

Normal is a very broad range. It's a good idea to ask for your results and ranges so you know exactly what your levels are.

Ferritin and vitamin D are usually advised but even if they're low I doubt they will cause anxiety.

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As Clutter suggests, get a print-out from the surgery of your results with the ranges and put on a new post.

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Ferritin - Folate - VitD - B12 are the usual tests suggested. Very low B12 could be causing some of your symptoms.

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Marz

thanks I will ask for them to be tested..I want to make sure I have everything tested and it's not thyorid related before I have to say yes I'm depressed and having some kind of meltdown !!:( I want to avoid all antidepressants if I can help it!

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Agree with the others. Get your test results 'normal' could mean anything. It might be normal for the woman down the road but not normal for you. You want optimal.

I will say that I was hyper - Graves - and after I stopped my block and replaced and was signed off it took my body a while to get used to feeling 'normal'. I think it was because I'd bern ill for so long, it took me an awful long time before anyone would accept that I wasn't well and by the time it was recognised I was on my knees and feeling terribly ill. Eventually I realised that my body felt a lot better, so I think it can take your body a while to get used to not being hyper. Hope that makes sense. I'd still get your B12, vitamin D, ferritin and floats checked out. I use Blue Horizons because their Thyroid 11 also does antibodies and T3 - simply never managed to get my hospital to test that, so I did it myself!

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thankyou I will look at blue horizons for the tests if my gp says no to tests tomorrow

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