Hello, I've got hashimotos (diagnosed march 2020). I started speaking to a functional medical practitioner in April and so she told me to stop taking floradix then and also to start eating meat and fish ideally as I needed to give up gluten and dairy.
So I only take supplements she has suggested none of which contain iron. My recent vitamin tests were fine:
B12 518 Ng/l
Vit d 170 nmol
Folate 14.2 ug/l
I've been supplementing vit d based on it being too low in march so expected it to be higher this time. Also take a liquid multivitamin recommended by my fmp which has boosted my b12 up from 392 back in march.
I just got my iron results and they are quite high. I'm going to call my gp tomorrow but just wanted to see if anyone here had experience of this. I don't eat excessive amounts of anything really because I gain weight just by looking at food these days. I just have three small meals with as much of it veg as I can and then meat or fish for dinner.
I was taking floradix at recommended dose before April because I had some nasty viruses at one time - no doubt because of hashimotos - and my boss said it had helped her a lot.
I was just wondering if it's feasible my iron was sky high in April and it takes ages to get out the system, or if I maybe need to think about the fact I have a condition that means I always have excess iron. Which seems scary but apparently that can lead to hypothyroidism too..
Iron 31.1 umol/l
Total binding capacity was normal
Transferrin saturation 57%
Ferritin 204 ug/l
Thanks for reading x