I wonder if you’d mind casting an eye over my bloods please?
I seem to only be able to post one page, so will also type some results and attach page 2 separately, if I am able.
My thyroid results
FT4 16.8 (9-19)
TSH 0.004 (0.35-4.94)
FT3 4.2 (2.9-4.9)
I take 125mcg levo and 12.75 T3 daily. I didn’t take my meds for 3 days prior to my bloods and laid off my supplements for 2 weeks. They look okay to me, and I have symptoms of adrenal fatigue, but please correct me if I’m wrong!
Vitamin D 114, really pleased to bring this back to my highest after level 22, 5 years ago.
I am surprised to see such a low folate as I take 0.2mg folic acid every day, so would like some advice here please.
My ferritin is consistently lower than ideal despite me eating pate and other iron rich foods. I studied nutrition, so know what to eat, it just doesn’t seem to make a difference. Would really like some help with this please.
I take B12, so assume this result won’t be accurate.
I take all the supplements to support both thyroid and adrenal, and adrenal cocktails. Also LDN, just started CBD for sleep.
My main symptom is chronic insomnia, waking at 1-2am and being unable to get back off. I am therefore often fatigued.
Are my iron levels ok or should I be doing something to help these please? I eat red meat 3 times a week and liver pate regularly.
I see the endo tomorrow, which will no doubt be a complete waste of time like last time, but any insight would be most appreciated. Thank you.
Have you been tested for the MTHFR gene mutation?
no I haven’t. Would it be a good idea with my results?
It might be. Folate deficiency is a symptom, plus B12 deficiency and fatigue. Someone on here with actual medical training may know better than me, but that's the first thing that popped into my mind.
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worth a look. My B12 has never been too dire when I wasn’t supplementing, it’s more my ferritin that’s always low. The folate was a surprise seeing as I supplement.
I’ve had a Google and reading mixed reviews on that gene test. What is the general consensus on this forum please?
Do you find your insomnia worse during a full moon? Do you have joint pain or fibromyalgia type symptoms?
I did have joint pain when my vitamin D was 22, but that cleared when levels increased. However, I do have a stiff neck and always had painful shoulders, which specialists and physios never got to the bottom of.
I haven’t found my insomnia is worse during a full moon. I am consistently awake by 1-2am every single night for 20 years. It’s only because I’ve fairly recently found antihistamine helps me ‘sleep’ that I actually get some rest now. However, I am well aware that anything other than natural sleep is not the best, and I’d definitely rather not mask the symptoms, and would love to get to the bottom of the cause. Thank you for replying.
Hmm. Being awake consistently at that time usually suggests hormonal imbalance. It might be worth looking at yourself to see if you could have Lyme disease and any Lyme coinfections. LDN is helpful for these symptoms and in my case, being on it caused a delay in my diagnosis even though I was seeing an integrative doctor well versed in Lyme. Stiff neck and painful shoulders are common in Lyme along with a wide variety of pain and neurological symptoms. If you have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis or any other autoimmune conditions, it's worth considering "Lyme & Company".
Thank you. Is there a list of integrative doctors who specialise in Lyme please?
Someone also messaged me with a problem liver suggestion. Also, I’ve been told my low cortisol at night releases adrenaline at 1-2am.
It’s definitely not the menopause hormones that caused it when it commenced age 30, as I went on to have two children aged 37 and 41, and still have a consistent monthly cycle, although am presumably in the perimenopause stage now age 49. Your help is much appreciated, thank you.
You can search for a physician here:
Here is the lab many Lyme specialists use. They have informative blogs, too:
Book by a doctor who had chronic Lyme himself and now does nothing but treat it:
I have just looked up fibromyalgia symptoms and do actually have a lot of those issues! I have just been focusing on my insomnia because it’s so debilitating. Is there a test for fibromyalgia please?
I think fibromyalgia is more of a symptom checklist and a diagnosis you'd get when no other cause can be found. Check into Lyme. It's at epidemic levels here in the States and that's only from the strictest diagnostic and reporting guidelines. Many people with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, Lupus, MS, Parkinson's, etc actually have Lyme at the root of it all. You can look up the Horowitz Lyme Questionnaire online to see if it might be something you need to pursue. The standard testing isn't accurate, though, so you'd need a functional or integrative doctor to help you get specialized labs.