I finally bit the bullet and paid for some private testing after the Lab kept refusing to do anything requested by my GP aside from TSH.
I've just had my results back and was hoping someone knowledgeable on here might be able to confirm/contradict the comments made by the private GP?
Results received today are as follows:
TSH: 2.14 (0.27-4.20)
Free Thyroxine: 14.3 (12.00-22.00)
Total T4: 99.3 (59-154)
Free T3: 4.54 (3.10-6.80)
Thyroglobulin Antibody: 13.600 (0.00-115.0)
TPA: 11.8 (0.00-34.00)
Active B12: 60.3 (25.10-165.00)
Folate Serum: 3.36 (2.91-50.00)
25 OH Vit D: *33.4 (50.00-200.00) (Insufficient)
CRP: *15.7 (0.00-5.00)
Ferritin: 33.3 (13.00-150.00)
The GP comments, paraphrased in places, are as follows:
"TSH, T4 and T3, are all normal, which suggest healthy thyroid function. Antibodies, vitamin B12 and folate are normal.
Vit D levels are insufficient, suggest supplementing 20-25mcg per day for 12 weeks, then 10mcg per day.
CRP level is elevated, take a more aggressive approach to managing cardiovascular risk factors.
Ferritin is toward lower end of normal, which could cause fatigue, increase intake of green leafy veg and oranges. "
The tests were prompted by me reaching the end of my tether with feeling awful all the time. I feel absolutely exhausted at all times, to the point where I could cry most days. I am achy all the time, I can't lost weight (and can put it on just walking past a potato in asda), have a family history of thyroid problems, have intense brain fog/struggle to concentrate/remember things.....and the list goes on.
Is it wrong that I was hoping that this would come back with something obviously wrong? I am so desperate to feel better and no one seems to be able to help.