Vitamin and mineral results

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I have been told I am to live with my symptoms of hypothyroid which are crippling tiredness, joint pain, pins and needles in feet, upset bowels, headaches, breathlessness. Is this likely how it's going to be for me from now on? Diagnosed iron deficient 2013 (no longer taking iron), folate deficient 2016 (taking folic acid) and vitamin D deficient 2013 (taking 800iu because I did not get on with the vitamin D and K2)

Thankyou

FERRITIN 44 (15 - 150)

FOLATE 2.2 (2.5 - 19.5)

VITAMIN B12 197 (190 - 900)

VITAMIN D TOTAL 46.3 (25 - 50 VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY. SUPPLEMENTATION IS INDICATED)

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FERRITIN 44 (15 - 150)

Diagnosed iron deficient 2013 (no longer taking iron)

Are you still iron deficient? Are you being monitored? Some haematologists say when ferritin falls below 50 the patient should be referred back to them and an iron infusion repeated (if given originally).

For thyroid hormone to work (that's our own as well as replacement hormone) ferritin needs to be at least 70, preferably half way through range. You might want to ask your GP to do an iron panel as ferritin on it's own isn't enough.

However, you can help raise your level by eating liver regularly, maximum 200g per week due to it's high Vit A content, and including lots of iron rich foods in your diet apjcn.nhri.org.tw/server/in...

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FOLATE 2.2 (2.5 - 19.5) VITAMIN B12 197 (190 - 900) folate deficient 2016 (taking folic acid)

Is this your latest folate result after being on folic acid for some time? If so you need to ask your GP why you're still deficient.

Also, were you checked for signs of B12 deficiency as your level is so low? You can do that here b12deficiency.info/signs-an... Be aware that taking folic acid can mask signs of B12 deficiency so you may have to think back.

You should post these results on the Pernicious Anaemia Society forum for further advice healthunlocked.com/pasoc and include your ferritin and iron deficiency information and any signs of B12 deficiency you may be experiencing or have in the past.

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VITAMIN D TOTAL 46.3 (25 - 50 VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY. SUPPLEMENTATION IS INDICATED)

vitamin D deficient 2013 (taking 800iu because I did not get on with the vitamin D and K2)

It will take forever to raise your level with 800iu. That's just a very small maintenance dose for someone with a decent level already. You need 5000iu daily then retest in 3 months. As you are Hashi's, for better absorption you would be better off using an oral spray such as Better You.

There are important cofactors needed when taking D3

vitamindcouncil.org/about-v...

D3 aids absorption of calcium from food and K2-MK7 directs the calcium to bones and teeth where it is needed and away from arteries and soft tissues where it can be deposited and cause problems.

D3 and K2 are fat soluble so should be taken with the fattiest meal of the day, D3 four hours away from thyroid meds.

Magnesium helps D3 to work and comes in different forms, check to see which would suit you best and as it's calming it's best taken in the evening, four hours away from thyroid meds

naturalnews.com/046401_magn...

Check out the other cofactors too.

You may have not got on with D3 and K2 before due to it maybe being the wrong form/fillers in tablets or capsules, etc. Better You also do a D3/K2 combined spray.

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Thanks I am still iron deficient and monitored every 3 months. That is my most recent result on folic acid and not checked for B12 deficiency signs. I do take the D3 and K2 by Better You and I had a metallic taste in my mouth

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I am still iron deficient and monitored every 3 months.

Why aren't you having treatment?

That is my most recent result on folic acid and not checked for B12 deficiency signs

You should post on the PA forum as suggested.

I do take the D3 and K2 by Better You and I had a metallic taste in my mouth

Have you tried any other form of D3? Softgels - Doctors Best have only two ingredients - D3 and olive oil for absorption. Maybe you need a supplement with as few ingredients as possible. It could be something synthetic in the spray that is giving you the metallic taste.

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Strange metallic taste in mouth, number 52 in the list of vitamin B12 deficiency in this link.

blog.vitasciences.com/vitam...

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