I'm new to this site and have gained so much information it's amazing.
I'm a 50 yr old lady diagnosed with Graves disease at 20. I had a subtotal thyroidectomy at 22 then radioactive Iodine at 27.
I have been taking Levothyroxine in varying doses ever since.
I am currently taking 75mcg Levo daily (at night).
My main issues which have been going on for ages are constant tiredness and fatigue, no energy/motivation, aching muscles, brain fog, forgetfulness and mild depression.
My father passed away just over 12 months ago which was quite stressful and I'm still trying to deal with his estate.
I saw my gp in October as I thought maybe the thyroxine needed adjusting or perhaps vitamin deficiency, he requested the routine blood tests fbc biochem liver panel renal panel which all came back normal. I haven't got a copy of the printed results to post on here.
He only requested TSH not the full thyroid panel (result 2.2 range 0.27-4.20)
he said the thyroid medication is great at 75mcg daily as TSH is in the middle of the range so no need to check T4 or T3.
When I suggested I get vitamin D, B12 & folate checked he said perhaps take a supplement to help with the tiredness as its very doubtful you'll be deficient!
This prompted me to get a private blood test as I don't want to take supplements if I don't need them, but there must be something not right for me to be feeling so crappy all the time!
I've attached the results from the private blood test which came today. I followed advice on this forum and didn't take Levo on the evening. The blood was a finger prick test taken at 08.00 and was a fasting sample.
I think I would benefit from vitamin D, B12 and folate supplementation if so which would be the best brand and how much to take.
I also think my T3 is a bit low but it is within in the normal range.
Could there be a link between the low vitamins, high ferritin and lowish T3?
Hopefully it's something I can put right myself without having to bother the GP
Sorry for the long post.
Any advice on these results will be gratefully received😊