I’ve posted a few times on the site recently but I’ve just received my long-awaited medichecks results and I’d like some advice on where I turn next.
I posted my vitamin results yesterday but for sake of ease here they are again:
Vit D: 74 (25-162nmol/l)
Haemoglobin: 129 in Jan 18 (115-160g/l)
Ferritin: 22 (15-200ug/l)
Serum folate: 13.9 (2.8-20ug/l)
Vit B12: 424 (180-2000ng/l)
TSH from 4/18: 0.15 (0.2-4.5mu/l)
So, my ferritin is very low and others aren’t fabulous!
My thyroid panel is as in photo.
Add into the mix that I’m starting to realise I seem to get “flares” of IBS (happening just now) where my tummy is achey most of the day and bowel movements/wind become different to normal, my energy is just gone and my legs feel like they’re full of concrete. I had thought this was purely thyroid related but now I realise it might be more to do with the IBS. I’m trying to identify if anything dietary is causing this or if it’s just a symptom of all my metabolism being pants.
For anyone that wants a fuller picture, please read my profile. This whole thing started after a period of extreme stress last year so I suspect my adrenals are involved too. In fact I’ll post my cortisol results too!
Apologies for the long post, this forum is great, so many well informed peeps and I hope some can help as I feel like I’m going round in circles and I don’t know what to do next. TIA x
Edit: can’t add more photos... here’s my cortisol results from January.
Cortisol saliva waking: 8.35 (6-21 nm/l)
12 noon 1.590 (1.5-7.6nmol/l)
1600 hrs <1.5 (0.00-5.49nmol/l)
Before bed 10pm <1.5 (0.00-1.99 nmol/l)