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Blood results possible underactive thyroid?

abichesh101
abichesh101
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Some of my results are on the higher side of normal, Is that ok as lab always puts normal no action. I know these results may indicate underactive thyroid bit the other results I wasn't sure of.

My anti-ttg is 0.9

T4 level 13.4

THS level 5.64

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Abichesh101,

TSH 5.64 is usually over range. Do you have a diagnosis of hypothyroidism and are you taking Levothyroxine?

Can you post the lab ref ranges for anti-tTg and T4?

B12 330 is in a bit of a grey area. It could be fine or it could be deficient. If you have many of the symptoms in b12deficiency.info/signs-an... go to healthunlocked.com/pasoc for advice. If not, you can supplement 1,000mcg methylcobalamin to raise B12.

Folate is very low in range. I would supplement folic acid or methylfolate for 3-4 months and eat more leafy green veg to raise folate.

Ferritin is a bit low but your red blood cell count excludes iron deficiency anaemia. Ferritin >70 to halfway through range is optimal. You can supplement iron with 1,000mg vitamin C to raise ferritin. Retest in 4-6 months and take iron 4 hours away from Levothyroxine.

The rest of your results are within range (normal).

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abichesh101
abichesh101
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Lab reference for anti g is (0.10-3.90U/ml

And T4 range (12.00-22.00pmol/L

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abichesh101
abichesh101
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I've had symptoms ibd symptoms for nearly 15years with 2 abscesses and now waiting for third op on a fistula. But past 2 years I've had new symptoms. Itchy skin, feeling cold alot,heart palpitations, feeling extremely tired alot, muscle aches, nausea. I just feel so fed up with it now.

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Abichesh101,

tTg 0.9 is negative for Coeliac Disease. However, non-coeliac gluten-sensitivity (NCGS) is fairly common so it may be worth trying 100% gluten-free diet for 3-4 weeks to see if your IBD symptoms improve.

T4 13.4 is low in range. You haven't said whether you are taking Levothyroxine?

Have you had vitamin D tested?

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abichesh101
abichesh101
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No not taking levothyroxine. No don't think I've had that tested

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Abichesh101,

TSH 5.64 is over range and T4 13.4 is low in range. Ask your GP to prescribe Levothyroxine. 50mcg would be a good starting dose. See cks.nice.org.uk/hypothyroid...

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abichesh101
abichesh101
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They won't do anything until 3 months when I get tested again

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Abichesh101,

They may want to rule out non-thyroidal illness such as a virus or infection elevating TSH.

Arrange your next blood test early in the morning when TSH is highest and fast (water only) as TSH drops after eating and drinking.

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abichesh101
abichesh101
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This last test was done inthe eve.

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Abichesh101,

TSH would have been higher had you tested early in the morning.

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