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Blood test results: can anyone please help?

(8 Posts)
Jimjamjoos Mon 13-Jun-16 13:00:10

Hi. I finally got a copy of my blood test results. I've been told that everything is fine. Since October I struggled with depression, fatigue, insomnia...I'm taking 3000 vitamin d daily. Do I need to take anything else?

Hb 135 g/L
TSH 1.75 mU/L
B12 220ng/L
Ferritin 39 ug/L

Do these results look ok? Many thanks for looking.

Equiem89 Mon 13-Jun-16 13:04:04

Ferritin should be nearer 70 for optimum health

Jimjamjoos Mon 13-Jun-16 13:09:02

Thanks for the quick response. Do you know if I would need to take iron tablets to boost this? How long would it take? I'm a vegetarian.

plimsolls Mon 13-Jun-16 13:12:30

Your B12 is at the lower end of acceptable range. I guess different people's mileage may vary but I get "low B12" symptoms before I go under the threshold- the same may be true for you. My symptoms are low
mood, fatigue, confusion, just a general "not all there"ness.

Maybe try a B12 supplement or change to diet?

AveEldon Mon 13-Jun-16 13:15:09

Although probably in the normal range your B12 is low

Jimjamjoos Mon 13-Jun-16 13:41:59

Eeek just seen that my Triglycerides is 1.9. This really frightens me, but I'm glad I have that knowledge now.

Jimjamjoos Mon 13-Jun-16 20:08:42

Just bumping this. Does anyone know if the B12 spray is any good?

AveEldon Mon 13-Jun-16 20:30:19

I have heard that the sublingual lozenges are the best

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