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Test results from blue horizon help


I have received my test which look ok but im still feeling terrible.Sore joints headaches, brain fog mental healht suffering the worst. hot an cold parts of my body. Im waiting my doc to ring back but im still considering a private endo:


hs-CRP 0.86 <5.0 mg/L

Ferritin 68.2 13 - 150 ug/L

Thyroid Function

TSH 1.22 0.27 - 4.20 mIU/L

T4 Total 104.0 66 - 181 nmol/L

Free T4 21.30 12.0 - 22.0 pmol/L

Free T3 4.44 3.1 - 6.8 pmol/L


Anti-Thyroidperoxidase abs 15.9 <34 kIU/L

Anti-Thyroglobulin Abs 10 <115 kU/L


Vitamin D (25 OH) L 36 Deficient <25 nmol/L

Insufficient 25 - 50

Consider reducing dose >175

Vitamin B12 357 Deficient <145 pmol/L

Insufficient 145 - 250

Consider reducing dose >569

Serum Folate 23.10 8.83 - 60.8 nmol/L

7 Replies

Well you have very very low vitamin D, which often causes terrible joint pain

Vitamin D should be near, or just over 100nmol. Are you supplementing at all?

Better You vitamin D mouth spray is good as avoids poor gut function

Perhaps try 2000-3000iu daily

Retesting twice yearly via vitamindtest.org.uk £29

Vitamin B12 is also pretty low. Anything under 500 can cause symptoms


Supplementing a good vitamin B complex that also contains folate, not folic acid daily will help improve. It will help increase folate levels too.

If you have symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency then you may need sublingual B12 lozenges as well

If you are taking vitamin B complex, or any supplements containing biotin, remember to stop these 3-5 days before any blood tests, as biotin can falsely affect test results



Suggest you only start one supplement at a time. Starting with vitamin D.

Read up SeasideSusie detailed supplements advice too on why we also need magnesium and vitamin K2 Mk7 as well when taking vitamin D

Selenium supplements can help improve conversion too

Strictly gluten free diet helps many too, not just Hashimoto's patients

Or you may have Hashimoto's despite no antibodies (more common than realised apparently)

Your FT3 is too low. Improving vitamins may help improve conversion.

But if FT3 remains low after you get vitamins much better, then you are likely to benefit from addition of small dose of T3

Tradoc in reply to SlowDragon

Cant find anyway of getting t3

SlowDragonAdministrator in reply to Tradoc

You need to see T3 friendly endo or self medicate

But essential to improve low vitamins FIRST

Would also recommend trying strictly gluten free diet first too


Email Dionne at Thyroid Uk for list of recommended thyroid specialists, some are T3 free


Professor Toft recent article saying, T3 may be necessary for many



Link about Hashimoto's, but no antibodies


Tradoc in reply to SlowDragon

any thoughts on NDT instead of my 100 levo?

SlowDragonAdministrator in reply to Tradoc

You need to get vitamins optimal first before considering T3 or NDT

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