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On 22 Feb I had blood test with NHS and it came back

free t4 - 10.5

TSH 5.30

Thyroid peroxidase ab 429

Vit D 66.6

Prior to that I had medichecks test in Jan which had

Free t4 as 4.01

TSH 64.3

Free t3 2.4

Vit D 51.2

And thyroid peroxidase ab 311

My GP on 5 March upped my levothyroxine to 100mg from 75 I was feeling tired all the time and still am. I can’t lose weight and in the last year have put on 3 stone.

I had latest test done this week and attach the results. Not sure why my iron is raised. I take Vit D supplements, selenium, zinc, magnesium, vit b12 and b6.

My ferritin is 153

My crp is 5.4

My thyroid perioxibase ab is 286

Pleased with my tsh but not sure the doctor would.

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SlowDragonAdministrator

Your thyroid results look pretty good now. With good conversion

It can take some time for everything to settle

As per last post

healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...

Have you had coeliac blood test yet?

Next step is to try strictly gluten free diet for 3-6 months

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Fergus883782 in reply to SlowDragon

No coeliac test is next on the list - I am pleased with thyroid results. Could high ferritin be from some of the supplements I’m taking

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SlowDragonAdministrator in reply to Fergus883782

The inflammation of Hashimoto's can cause high ferritin

What's the range on ferritin?

It doesn't necessarily mean iron is high too.

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Fergus883782 in reply to SlowDragon

The range is 13 - 150 so only just over

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SlowDragonAdministrator in reply to Fergus883782

My ferritin is always slightly high too

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Fergus883782 in reply to SlowDragon

Okay thanks

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Fergus883782 in reply to SlowDragon

I forgot to say thank you as when I went to docs in March I went armed with all the documents you had given me the links to.

I am trying to go gluten free but have to admit it’s hard

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SlowDragonAdministrator in reply to Fergus883782

You need to be on a high gluten diet for 6 weeks if going to do a Coeliac blood test

if you have already cut gluten out, it's probably not worth going back

Gluten free gets easier, once you get use to it!

B free gluten free bread is pretty good.

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Fergus883782 in reply to SlowDragon

Many thanks yes the bread I was struggling with as alit tastes like cardboard - Tesco do a nice gluten free muesli

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SlowDragonAdministrator in reply to Fergus883782

I make my own muesli ....it's delicious...everyone else pinches it

Dead easy

Tip bag of certified gluten free oats in large mixing bowl. Then add chopped dried fruit, seeds and nuts of your choice. Eg raisins, walnuts, Brazil's, sunflower, pumpkin, chia, linseed, figs, dates, apricots etc

Put in a jar. Makes about twenty servings

Serve with fresh blueberries, banana and if not dairy free, kefir or yoghurt

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SlowDragonAdministrator in reply to Fergus883782

Warburton's or M&S make "thins" -pretty good for sandwiches

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Fergus883782 in reply to SlowDragon

Thank you I will try them

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