My GP has done a plethora of blood tests for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ("it seems as though it's more than your thyroid2 !!) When I phoned for my results the receptionist/computer said nothing was wrong. I now have a print out and see a coulple of 'below limits' noted. I am hoping one of you lovely folk could give me your thoughts.
I increased my levo about 2 weeks ago (from 75/100mcg alt days to 100mcg daily), and wasn't expecting them to be tested again so soon. (I still feel very fatigued) I am on prescribed iron (poor ferritin around 48) and self supplementing with Vits D, K, C folate plus magnesium. was told to stop B12 as in upper range previous test.
Test was taken early morning and fasting. I was a little dehydrated as it became difficult to get enough blood.
Serum TSH 0.52 mu/L (0.35-3.5)
Serum free T4 12pmol/L (8.0- 21.00)
Serum free triiodothyronine 3.4pmol/L (3.8-6.0) below reference range limit
Red Blood Cell Count 5.8 10*12/L (3.8 -4.8) above high reference limit.
also flagged as below range was Mean Cell Volume 81 fL (83 -101)
I don't really understand Mean Cell Volume... can understand RBC being raised as was dehydrated.
With many thanks