Hi so my appointment yesterday went well. The doctor increased my levothyroxine to 75mcg from 50mcg then a retest in 6-8 weeks and apologised for my results being so bad and said “they must have slipped through the net”. I said that wasn’t good enough and I have insisted my thyroid results are checked more thoroughly next time.
I also asked for more investigation into my ferritin being so low despite taking 3 ferrous fumarate a day and she said the most likely thing is either because I am still hypothyroid or that I am not absorbing the iron tablets so she has referred me for an iron infusion to be done at haematology and is testing me for coeliac
I told her I wasn’t happy with my previous doctor telling me my folate level was below range with no prescription for folic acid and I said what is the point of having reference ranges if doctors don’t use them. She agreed and prescribed me folic acid to take once a day
The doctor has tested me for pernicious anaemia and started me on B12 loading doses, also given loading dose for vitamin D which will be 300,000iu weekly and then maintenance dose of 800iu every day after this.
Hope this all sounds ok?