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gemini 123, that is a long list of symptems, but it's good to have them noted down. They could be moslty to do with low ferretin or a combination of ferretin and something else.

I have often read on the thyroid board that once people began taking medication their various aches and pains stopped, but then i've heard similar statements from people with low ferretin and also with those who had very low Vit D and began taking supplements. The problem is that so many symptoms cross over and any number of health problems can share very similar symptoms.

The thing is to find out how many illnesses within reason share your main symptoms and start asking doctors for testing. You have likely already read that alongside ferretin it's a good idea to have things like B12, vitamin D, zinc, iodine, folate, thyroid panel (TSH, Free T3, Free T4, thyroid antibodies) tested. Even hormone balances can cause a lot of symptoms eg: excess estrogen and testosterone or lack of. Sometimes some women have symptoms due to insufficient progesterone. Once hormones are back in order a lot of symptoms can disappear. All hormone testing is best done in the morning. If you are getting an iodine test, it's best done as a urine test as it's more accurate than a blood test.
[QUOTE=Audrey-B;3879177]gemini 123, that is a long list of symptems, but it's good to have them noted down. They could be moslty to do with low ferretin or a combination of ferretin and something else.

I have often read on the thyroid board that once people began taking medication their various aches and pains stopped, but then i've heard similar statements from people with low ferretin and also with those who had very low Vit D and began taking supplements. The problem is that so many symptoms cross over and any number of health problems can share very similar symptoms.

The thing is to find out how many illnesses within reason share your main symptoms and start asking doctors for testing. You have likely already read that alongside ferretin it's a good idea to have things like B12, vitamin D, zinc, iodine, folate, thyroid panel (TSH, Free T3, Free T4, thyroid antibodies) tested. Even hormone balances can cause a lot of symptoms eg: excess estrogen and testosterone or lack of. Sometimes some women have symptoms due to insufficient progesterone. Once hormones are back in order a lot of symptoms can disappear. All hormone testing is best done in the morning. If you are getting an iodine test, it's best done as a urine test as it's more accurate than a blood test.[/QUOTE]

Thanks Audrey
I have a doctors appointment on monday, I have felt awful over the last two weeks so i need to get something done about it.

From the guidance i have had here i thought i would ask for further blood tests - perhaps hormone and full thyroid test and vitamins then go from there because at the moment i cannot lead a full normal life like i want to.
I want to have enough energy to go riding and take the kids out and generally have fun and this is getting in my way.





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