Thank you for responding, I haven't had a chance to speak with her about them yet. I got the papers to take to the Neurologist and of course you know I had to look them over and start searching for answers before seeing the doc, lol.
So I don't have any reserve Iron, or very little. I've read that low ferritin could be related to thyroid. The doc must have thought it was important because the two previous blood panels didn't include that one. Maybe we have something to work with now, though.
Then this result on a blood test wouldn't necessarily be related to a tick borne illness?
Maybe doing something to help the thyroid could give me that energy boost and get my immune system back on track?
Anyone else have any input too. Thank you again.
Well I did some more research last night and found one thing that matches up with all low ferritin, low platelets, high hemoglobin and high iron--Hemolytic Anemia. I hope to God this isn't it.
Hemolytic Anemia is when red blood cells die off before they should, and in high numbers, causing anemia through die off of cells rather than lack of iron. It's related to autoimmune conditions and can also be caused by Lyme and some coinfections too. The iron and hemoglobin then enter into the bloodstream after cell die off causing high numbers, but at the same time the person is anemic so platelets and ferritin are low.
If it's mild, sometimes people don't even have symptoms. If it's advanced, it can be life threatening.
My thyroid numbers are normal, so it may be something with thyroid like symptoms and could even be affecting thyroid function in some way but might not be originating from the thyroid.