Hello, I am posting vitamin and mineral results for my daughter. She was diagnosed iron deficient 4 years ago - treated with iron infusion in 2016 but never fully resolved with continually low and sometimes below range MCV which coincides with periods and taking 1 iron tablet per day (used to be 3); vitamin D deficient 4 years ago; folate deficient 4 years ago and then again 1 year ago and possible B12 deficiency 1 year ago.
Her hips and ribs have a constant dull ache and it is making her short of breath.
She has gotten a very bad urine infection, this is her 3rd one this year.
She has constipation throughout the day.
Her period has come late and she gets knifelike pains when it's due.
She is tired throughout the day.
Eyebrow hairs dropping off her face and eyelashes malting under her eyes.
Face muscles twitching.
Dark circles under her eyes.
Getting dehydrated easily.
If anyone could advise I would be grateful. She wouldn't come on here in person because her partner has been playing down her symptoms saying they might be nothing untoward and this made her feel low and a hypochondriac but I don't think she is imagining anything.
Ferritin 47 (30 - 400) taking 1 iron tablet per day
MCV 78.3 (80 - 98)
MCHC 388 (310 - 350)
MCH 28.1 (28 - 32)
Haemoglobin 121 (115 - 150)
Haematocrit 0.44 (0.37 - 0.47)
Red blood count 4.43 (3.80 - 5.80)
White cell count 6.18 (4.00 - 11.00)
Platelets 254 (150 - 400)
Iron 9.9 (6.0 - 26.0)
Transferrin saturation % 16 (12 - 45)
Folate 2.38 (2.50 - 19.50) taking 5mg folic acid once a day
Vitamin B12 228 (190 - 900) before B12 injection, GP wants intrinsic factor antibodies repeated despite it coming back negative before
Vitamin D 36.6
(<25 severe deficiency
25 - 50 deficiency
50 - 75 suboptimal
>75 adequate) taking 800iu D3