I have felt horrible for over a year and gained approximately 25lbs in a 3 month span. The weight has stopped piling on but I still feel fatigued, sore, cold and just plain BLAH!
I finally got my Dr. to order labwork.
My Ferritin came back as 3 ug/L (11-307ug/L)
My TSH was 1.89 mIU/L (0.34-5.60 mIU/L)
FT4 - 8 pmol/L (8-21 pmol/L)
She did not do a FT3
She started me on ferrous gluconate because my iron stores are obviously low but because my thyroid fell between this labs reference ranges, she didn't seem concerned.
I work in a Dr. office and the lab we use has a reference range of 10-21 pmol/L for FT4.
She is attributing all of my symptoms to my low iron. My hemoglobin was normal but several of my other CBC values were off including MCH and MCV, which would again, confirm the iron deficiency.
Should I push for further testing of FT3 and a repeat of my FT4? I've been on the iron for a few weeks and have felt no difference.
Any similar experience? Should I find someone to give a second opinion? she has been my family Dr. for over a decade and I want to trust her judgement but still feel like there is more to it.