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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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.

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

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


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!

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!

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

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