I am 47 and suffer with PCOS, am perimenopausal with osteopenia in my hip. I finally went on HRT last august and have gained a stone in weight. In the last few years i have been steadily gaining weight. I have had some privately blood tests with blue horizon as i am seeing a consultant next week for alternative hrt treatment. i have many symptoms of an under active thyroid and suffer with a little stress and severe lack of sleep from working two night shifts a week. The results show i am serum folate deficient and have been told to see my doctor.
Last June my
TSH - 0.94
Feb blood tests:
TSH 0.68. 0.27-4.20 MIU/L
T4 Total 94.6 66-181 nmol/L new range
Free T4 13.40. 12.0-22.0 pmoI/L
Free T3 4.32 3.1-6.8 pmoI/L
Anti-thyroidperoxidase abs 29.6 0.27-4.20 kIU/L
Anti-thyroglobulin 18. <115 kU/L
hs-CRP 1.28. <5.0 mg/L
Ferritin 49.1 13-150. Ug/L new range
vit D (25 OH) 71 deficient <25 nmol/L
Consider reducing dose >175
Vit b12 267 Deficient <145 Pmol/L new range
Insufficient 145 - 250
Consider reducing dose >569
Serum folate 7.75 8.83-60.8 nmol/L
Are my thyroid tests on the low side?? I'm also thinking i need to go back and see the endocrinologist regarding my PCOS which isn't presently being treated. Blue horizon says symptoms of low folate include fatigue/ mild sensation changes/depression or lead to megaloblastic anaemia! (Where red blood cells are characteristically large!)
To be honest I feel all my symptoms could be linked to pcos, Peru menopause, thyroid and this low folate!
Any advice welcome.