I'm after a bit of help please. I have been struggling for a couple of years now with extreme tiredness which is getting worse and worse (so much so I sat down in my hotel room during a wedding in October during the day and have no recollection of falling asleep for two hours!). I've also struggled for years to lose weight and more recently, I have put on nearly two stone since the end of October despite not changing my diet and not eating anywhere close to the amount of calories I'm burning. I have constipation, sensitivity to the cold, stiff muscles, complete change in mood (easily irritated), and brittle nails.
I went to the GP back in August who took bloods and told me that everything was fine with my thyroid and put me on antidepressants stating that my mood could be making me tired. I have been going back every month for reviews and he is insisting it is "just depression". I'm at the point now where I am completely fed up and feel like I am being fobbed off and I have looked into private testing. I thought he had done all the testing so got a copy of my results from August from my GP to realise he has only tested TSH. It's making me feel like I'm a hypercondriact however I know in myself that there is something not right because I can feel myself getting progressively worse.
I am looking at two sets of tests, one being TSH, FT4, FT3, TT4, along with the two antibodies.
The other is all of the above as well as ferritin, folate, B12 and CRP. I have had all these done and just wondered the importance of these for diagnosis and whether they are worth having done?
My results in August were:
Ferritin: 53.4ug/L (13.0 - 300.0)
B12: 367ng/l (190 - 910)
Folate: 6.8ng/ml (3.3 - 99999.0)
CRP <4mg/L (0.0 - 10.0)
Would you recommend me having these tested again or shall I just be tested for the first lot?
Thank you for your help.