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Was diagnosed with b12 deficiency on April this year ,having gained lots of weight and still no surge of energy visited doc again thyroid test was abnormal tsh level 5 4 was 2.4 in April Retested again down to 4.2 which is considered normal range .2-4,5 Do I have a thyroid problem ? Feeling down having no energy muscle spasms and overweigh Mum had pa and underactive thyroid Regards Isy

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For full Thyroid evaluation you need TSH, FT4 and FT3 plus both TPO and TG thyroid antibodies tested. Also extremely important to test vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12

Is your B12 actually Pernicious Anaemia or just low levels? PA is autoimmune so if you have one autoimmune thyroid disease another is more likely.

Low vitamin levels are extremely common, especially if Thyroid antibodies are raised

Ask GP to test both TPO and TG thyroid disease and vitamins

All thyroid blood tests should ideally be done as early as possible in morning and fasting. This gives highest TSH, lowest FT4 and most consistent results. (Patient to patient tip, best not mentioned to GP or phlebotomist)

Private tests are available. Thousands on here forced to do this as NHS often refuses to test FT3 or antibodies or vitamins

Medichecks Thyroid plus ultra vitamin or Blue Horizon Thyroid plus eleven are the most popular choice. DIY finger prick test or option to pay extra for private blood draw. Both companies often have special offers, Medichecks usually have offers on Thursdays, Blue Horizon its more random

If antibodies are high this is Hashimoto's, (also known by medics here in UK more commonly as autoimmune thyroid disease).

About 90% of all hypothyroidism in Uk is due to Hashimoto's.

Low vitamins are especially common with Hashimoto's. Food intolerances are very common too, especially gluten. So it's important to get TPO and TG thyroid antibodies tested at least once .

Link about thyroid blood tests

Link about antibodies and Hashimoto's

List of hypothyroid symptoms

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