I am back with my mother's results from medicheck.
A brief history for anyone reading for the first time. My mum is 65yrs old, and is currently house-bound. She was diagnosed with Graves with a positive test for TRab antibodies in 2015. In the passed 18months she has suffered from three severe episodes, although she has not felt well since initial diagnosis due to bad fatigue. She became very unwell again right at the start of this year, with extreme fatigue, heart palpitations, heat intolerance, severe anxiety, depression, loss of appetite, brain fog, uncomfortable eyes, and just no real quality of life.
Her basal body temperature is low (between 35.5-36.6), which through personal experience I realise indicates hypo rather than hyper.
We are still awaiting the repeat of her TRab test, and also the cortisol saliva test.
I am at a bit of a loss, none of these look particularly bad? They were drawn on Feb 14th at 10am, on an empty stomach. Her current medication is 2.5mg of Carbimazole. She also takes letrozole daily. Her bloods actually appear better (her FT4 has risen quite a lot compared to where it was 10 days prior to this episode kicking in-blood draw from Dec 21st below)
Feb 14th- medichecks
TSH 1.95 mIU/L (0.27-4.2)
FT4 19 pmol/L (12-22)
FT3 5.18 pmol/L (3.1-6.8)
Thyroglobulin antibody 11.2 (<115 kU/L)
Thyroid Peroxidase antibodies <9 (<34 kIU/L)
Serum Folate 10.21 ug/L (>3.89)
Active B12 57.9 pmol/L (37.5-188)
25 OH Vit D 117 nmol/L (50-175)
Ferritin 88.1 ug/L (13-150)
Iron-Serum 24.93 umol/L (5.8-34.5)
T.I.B.C. 47.13 umol/L (45-75)
U.I.B.C. 22.2 umol/L (24.2-70.1) LOW
Transferrin Saturation 52.9% (20-50%) HIGH
CRP High Sensitivity 0.41 mg/L (<5)
Dec 21st - NHS
TSH 1.74 mIU/L (0.55-4.78)
Free T4 13.4 pmol/L (11.5-22.7)
Ferritin 51ng/mL (30-480)
Sodium 141 mmol/L (133-146)
Potassium 4.4 mmol/L (3.5-5.3)
Chloride 107 mmol/L (95-108)
Urea 4.7 mmo/L (2.5-7.8)
Creatinine 58 umol/L (44-71)
eGRF >90 mL/min/1.73m^2
Bilirubin 9umol/L (<21)
Alk. Phos. 41 U/L (30-130)
ALT 24 U/L (10-49)
Albumin 45 g/L (35-50)
FBC all in range except:
RBC: 5.02 10^12/L (3.80-4.80) High
HCT: 0.464 (0.360-0.460) High
MCHC: 313 g/L (315-345) Low
Thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to give me their thoughts.