Hi all, I’m so glad I’ve found this forum and I’m really hopeful that you’ll be able to help me. For info I’m a 32 year old female, 8 months postpartum with my second baby and have generally always been fit and healthy. Since having baby number 2 I’ve struggled with being really tired and shaky, feeling weak, losing lots of hair, dry skin, some stomach aches and variable bowel movements and just generally been quite anxious and struggling to sleep. On the recommendation of a friend I contacted the doctor to ask about a thyroid check. I had bloods taken with the following results:
Ferritin: 22 (15-200)
B12: 175 (200-883)
Folate: 4.4 (3.1-20)
Free T4: 12.1 (9.0 - 21.0)
From these a receptionist from the doctors called me to tell me I’m low on b12 and prescribed ferrous fumarate 3 times a day. I then had further bloods taken the following week which I don’t have results for as still to collect them but when I called they told me the doctor said no further action.
I’m still feeling pretty awful, I have a kind of electric feeling in my hands and feet particularly at night time, I’m still feeling weak and almost like I’m struggling to string words together, particularly as the day goes on. I’ve called back to request further bloods as my grandfather had pernicious anaemia and chrones and I have 2 cousins with coeliac disease all on the same side of the family. They can’t book me in for another 2 weeks so it’s still a waiting game.
From reading on here I’m not sure if my thyroid results suggest anything else going on so I hope someone with expertise can advise although I think I’ll need further tests done first, is that right? Is it right that I should be feeling like this with these levels or is this just new parent life catching up on me?
Thanks so much for any help you’re able to give.