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Chronic fatigue, tiredness, general "out of it" feeling, back/flank pain, GERD, IBS, migraine headaches, palpitations, waking from sleep with racing heart, low vitamin d levels, ferritin level of 14, TSH fluctuations; what could this be?

Chronic fatigue, tiredness, general "out of it" feeling, back/flank pain, GERD, IBS, migraine headaches, palpitations, waking from sleep with racing heart, low vitamin d levels, ferritin level of 14, TSH fluctuations; what could this be?

Multiple issues that: you seem to be addressing w/doctors. Stay in touch w/them. Also, consider a Micronutrient panel to see the nutritional status of your body. Spectracell lab in Texas has an excellent one. Check out their website. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Roberts
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Ferritin (Definition)

Ferritin is protein complex that binds iron and controls iron levels inside all of our cells. Low levels in the serum is a useful marker of iron deficiency. Macrophages are cells that contain large amounts of ferritin, and this that helps them scavenge RBC at sites of old hemorrhage. High serum ferritin levels occurs from macrophage activation and is a ...Read more


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My serum ferritin is 6.1 ng/ml - is that low? My hair is thinning really fast could that be the cause? Tsh anti-TPO normal

My serum ferritin is 6.1 ng/ml - is that low? My hair is thinning really fast could that be the cause? Tsh anti-TPO normal

Ferritin and hair: It's been found that in women when ferritin is under 50, they tend to shed hair, so 6.1 is definitely low. Please see your doctor about diagnosis for why you may be losing iron and for possible iron supplementation, don't do it yourself. Taking too much iron may be damaging to your liver and other organs. Iron intake should be monitored by a doctor. There are also many iron rich foods. ...Read more

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Low RBC (4.3), high MCV (95), low platlets (190) high mpv (13.5). B12/iron ok+ ferritin high 270 ng/ml. Tsh - 2.5, suffering from fatigue spells..

Low RBC (4.3), high MCV (95), low platlets (190) high mpv (13.5). B12/iron ok+ ferritin high 270 ng/ml. Tsh - 2.5, suffering from fatigue spells..

What is the: Hemoglobin (hgb)? None of the values you are reporting are significantly abnormal. Need the whole clinical and lab picture to sort this out. ...Read more

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TSH of 3.34, low iron and ferritin, pretty low iodine. T3 (liothyronine) and T4 on low end of lab normal. Mild symptoms of hypothyroid. Do I need meds?

TSH of 3.34, low iron and ferritin, pretty low iodine. T3 (liothyronine) and T4 on low end of lab normal. Mild symptoms of hypothyroid. Do I need meds?

Yes, iron: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, given your TSH value you probably do not need thyroid medication. However, you are iron deficient and should take oral iron supplement and multivitamins. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Having nausea, fatigue, dry skin, etc. Had thyroid test TSH 4.290& T4 1.15 & ferritin 5, hemoglobin 9.6, vitamin d 11. Would low dose thyroid med help?

Having nausea, fatigue, dry skin, etc. Had thyroid test TSH 4.290& T4 1.15 & ferritin 5, hemoglobin 9.6, vitamin d 11. Would low dose thyroid med help?

Anemia and vitamin: D deficiency. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, you are deficient in iron and vitamin D and likely deficient in other nutrients as well. It is imperative that you see your doctor for a thorough evaluation. In meantime - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Chronic fatigue, tiredness, general "out of it" feeling, back/flank pain, GERD, IBS, migraine headaches, palpitations, waking from sleep with racing heart, low vitamin d levels, ferritin level of 14, TSH fluctuations; what could this be?

Multiple issues that: you seem to be addressing w/doctors. Stay in touch w/them. Also, consider a Micronutrient panel to see the nutritional status of your body. Spectracell lab in Texas has an excellent one. Check out their website. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hb=12.1 g/dl .Ferritin=11.25 ng/ml .Vitamin D=30.2 ng/ml . FT4=0.86 ng/dl .TSH=1.10 uUI/ml .Anti TPO=425.00 IU/ml .Is that gd? If not what's the cure?

Hb=12.1 g/dl .Ferritin=11.25 ng/ml .Vitamin D=30.2 ng/ml . FT4=0.86 ng/dl .TSH=1.10 uUI/ml .Anti TPO=425.00 IU/ml .Is that gd? If not what's the cure?

No cure, see doctor: You appear to have a case of anemia and just borderline on vitamin D level (I usually like to see level between 60-80 even though 30 is said to be at the lower end of the normal range ). The positive anti-TPO suggests that you are at a higher risk than average in developing an autoimmune disease particularly on the thyroid. See your doctor re. these issues. ...Read more

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I have a TSH 2.209, Free T4 of 0.72, Ferritin level of 23, and Vit. D of 20, calcium 8.9. Tired, no energy, achy. PCP says all is normal :/?

I have a TSH 2.209, Free T4 of 0.72, Ferritin level of 23, and Vit. D of 20, calcium 8.9.  Tired, no energy, achy.  PCP says all is normal :/?

Vit D not ideal: Your thyroid, calcium, and ferritin levels are okay, but we would like to see the Vit D level above 30. You should be on a Vit D supplement to do this. However, it is unlikely to make you feel less tired. Tiredness is a very tough symptom to find a cause, as it is a subjective symptom that has thousands of different possible causes. A good diet, exercise, good sleep practices should help ...Read more

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TSH, T3, (liothyronine) T4 & ferritin levels perfectly in range, yet hair falling and thinning for the past 9 months or so. I'm only 25 yrs old. What to do next?

TSH, T3, (liothyronine) T4 &  ferritin levels perfectly in range, yet hair falling and thinning for the past 9 months or so. I'm only 25 yrs old. What to do next?

See a dermatologist : oK, it's not due to thyroid disease or iron deficiency, but something ain't right. This is an everyday problem for dermatologist. See one. ...Read more

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TSH-4.26, FT3-2.34, FT4-1.03, Ferritin-46 (up from 11), Vit D- 40 (lil change aftr 5000IU supple for 4 mnths). Tired, fatigue, Headach, lower leg pain?

TSH-4.26, FT3-2.34, FT4-1.03, Ferritin-46 (up from 11), Vit D- 40 (lil change aftr 5000IU supple for 4 mnths). Tired, fatigue, Headach, lower leg pain?

Your lab values: appears to me wnl except ft3 little elevated and ft4 is little low. TSH appears to be on the high normal side. So, getting close to mild hypthyroidism with this values. Still it is hard to explain your symptoms with this thyroid lab values. Some other causes may need to be looked for such as sleep apnea, liver or kidney problems even anemia. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (Definition)

A TSH test measures the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. TSH is produced by the pituitary gland and tells the thyroid gland to make and release the hormones thyroxine ...Read more