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Hi, I wrote a post a few hours ago but it for some reason won't let me edit/upload a photo therefore am creating a new question. Apologies for the crappy photo attached, but these are my recent blood test results dated 10th of January 2019 (see attached photo)

My previous results, dating back to 6th December 2018, are:

Full blood count normal aside from MCV 80 to (reduced).

Total lgE 62.5 kU/L (normal)

Specific lgE for Pru p 3 (LTP) negative

TPO antibodies significantly elevated (>1300 iu/ml)

TSH normal

Ferritin 6 micrograms/L (low, consistent with iron deficiency)

Could anyone tell me whether there are any differences? I haven't been yet diagnosed but am seeing a specialist in a few weeks due to my thyroid having swelled up and have only been knowledgeable of all of this for a few weeks as I was originally just being tested for allergies.

Thank you for any responses.

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What Specialist are you seeing? An Endocrinologist?

Haven't read all your blood tests yet but have you been told you have Hashimoto's Autoimmune Thyroiditis? Have you had an Ultrasound scan of your Thyroid yet? Could your GP arrange one so that you have results in time for the Specialist appointment?

What's happening about your Ferritin? Are you being seen in Haematology for any treatment? Are you experiencing heavy loss? Are you eating well? Drinking plenty fluids?

Edit:

Just read your results - It appears that the comment on your Thyroid results was written in ignorance of your December TPO result which was very HIGH.

I would ask for an urgent Ultrasound scan of your Thyroid. You also need Free T3 tested but, hopefully, the Endocrinologist will do that.

Don't wait 3 to 6 months for repeat Thyroid tests. You have a positive result which indicates Hashimoto's Autoimmune Thyroiditis. With Hashimoto's the regular Thyroid Function blood tests results can fluctuate and fall within the 'normal ' range (mine did) so are not reliable on their own.

You need treatment commenced asap - so if you are not seeing an Endocrinologist soon then I would ask gor an urgent referal. I would want Adrenals checked first- before starting on Levothyroxine.

Also ask your GP to test some more nutrients levels in paricular:

Vitamin D, Calcium,

B12

and Folate

You may have more deficiencies that need addressing urgently. If you have Vitamin D deficiency (likely) then ask for the Parathyroids to be scanned at the same time as your Thyroid.

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