I posted a question in November asking for help. I am 58 diagnosed with the above three years ago. Since then I have exhibited the following:
Falling hair; 6 stone weight gain; lethargy; sleeplessness; pain in feet ankles knees hips to such an extent I cannot walk for more than 10 minutes without resting; breathlessness;
I have intermittent diarrhea and then constipation; I feel 78 not 58. No energy and could literally lie in bed the whole day! I'd like to say sleep but that eludes me too. I sleep fitfully really just cat napping. My symptoms are also clouded by menopause. I was perimenopausal for three years in my early 40s then on HRT for 15 years. Came off that when I started on the levothyroxine. Also suffering with carpal tunnel very badly in one wrist less severe in other wrist.
When I posted back in November everyone needed to see blood results. After two unsuccessful attempts the surgery finally got some blood from my very poor veins (another new development - never used to have this problem before) last week so here goes with the test results. If anyone can help interpret them I'd be soooo grateful!
Full blood count.(424)
Haemoglobin concentration 14.1 g/XL (12 - 15)
Total white blood count 6.0 10*9/L (4 - 10)
Platelet count - observation. 240 10*9/L (150 -400)
Haematocrit 43% (36.0 -46)
Red blood cell count 5.04 10*12/L (3.8 - 4.8)
Mean cell volume 86fL (83 a 101.0)
Mean cell haemoglobin level 28.0 pg (27 - 32)
Neutrophil count 3.38 10*9 g/L (1.8 -7.4)
Lymphocyte count 1.93 10*9/L (1.1 -3.5)
Monocytes count 0.49 10*9/L (0.21 - 0.92)
Eosinophil count - observation 0.13 10*9/L (0.02 - 0.67)
Basophils count (42L) 0.02 10*9/L (0.0 - 0.13)
Erythrocytes sedimentation rate 20 mm/ h (1.0 - 19.0)
Still awaiting wheat and lactose intolernce tests to arrive plus vitamin d deficiency which I did suffer from for two years but a locum stopped prescribing them as he felt I was now fine!
Are any of these results helpful in ascertaining my problem?
Currently taking 75mcg of levothyroxine. 80 mg omeprazole and 300 mg of ranitidine daily due to severe acid reflux.
Thanks in advance to everyone