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Jenny--A very good endo told me that low vit. d, ferritin and b12 levels can be associated with hypothyroid and that these low levels may be due to poor intestinal absorption of nutrients. I didn't have a b12 deficiency because I have supplemented daily with 1000mcg sublingual b12 for quite a few years. That endo also checked other vitamin/nutrient levels and some others like zinc were borderline low.

If you look on the net you can easily find other reasons for low ferritin including internal bleeding or dietary.

So do you have hashimto's? I do. It is an autoimmune condition which results in the destruction of the thyroid by tpo antibodies. Were your tpo antibodies tested?

Prior to getting my thryoid, ferritin and vit d levels right....I would have aches in my body, some intense aches in legs at night, and a myriad of other symptoms.

I think it is hard though to say that the low ferritin level is just due to thyroid levels being off...because I am quite certain that even if you get your thyroid levels right, your ferritin level will not return to a good level.( In my case , I didn't eat red meat or chicken for some 20yrs. so I also think that had a great deal to do with my low ferritin level.)

In any event, I can completely understand that you would not feel good. I do think though there is a lot that you can do to feel better. I also think that taking a probiotic daily is very helpful as well as daily exercise. I think you can turn things around it will just take a bit of effort and time.
Azuree
[QUOTE=azuree;4747402]Jenny--A very good endo told me that low vit. d, ferritin and b12 levels can be associated with hypothyroid and that these low levels may be due to poor intestinal absorption of nutrients. I didn't have a b12 deficiency because I have supplemented daily with 1000mcg sublingual b12 for quite a few years. That endo also checked other vitamin/nutrient levels and some others like zinc were borderline low.

If you look on the net you can easily find other reasons for low ferritin including internal bleeding or dietary.

So do you have hashimto's? I do. It is an autoimmune condition which results in the destruction of the thyroid by tpo antibodies. Were your tpo antibodies tested?

Prior to getting my thryoid, ferritin and vit d levels right....I would have aches in my body, some intense aches in legs at night, and a myriad of other symptoms.

I think it is hard though to say that the low ferritin level is just due to thyroid levels being off...because I am quite certain that even if you get your thyroid levels right, your ferritin level will not return to a good level.( In my case , I didn't eat red meat or chicken for some 20yrs. so I also think that had a great deal to do with my low ferritin level.)

In any event, I can completely understand that you would not feel good. I do think though there is a lot that you can do to feel better. I also think that taking a probiotic daily is very helpful as well as daily exercise. I think you can turn things around it will just take a bit of effort and time.
Azuree[/QUOTE]

Yes, I do have Hashimotos and they did test my tpo antibodies and they were off the charts at >1000. My calcium, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium, b12(b12 was 794 and normal is >200) were all normal. I also take a b12 supplement and have been for the past 2 years, before all of my symptoms started. I have not had my zinc level tested.





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