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  • The doctor explained my main problem was that I lacked iron, which could be treated with special supplement tablets. However, I was borderline on a number of the other test results and my TSH level was quite high, indicating hypothyroidism.

    “We’re just going to ignore that now and check it again in three months.’ she said “On the off chance it might get better by itself, but that’s probably also why you’ve been feeling so exhausted”

    “So if it doesn't get better all by itself I'll more than likely still feel excessively tired like this, even when my iron is alright?”


    I understood they had to be certain, but was less than amused at the prospect of feeling exhausted for another three months.

    “Great!” I smiled ironically, “Wonderful.”

    “At least I’m not short of irony.” I added as an aside.

    “Actually you are, very low, but I'm going to give you some pills for that now.”

    I blinked and with raised eyebrows accepted the sincerely proffered prescription.
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