Cholesterol and thyroid stuff

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

I just got my results back from my labs! I'm so excited! My thyroid levels are totally normal now, TSH at 1.5! (It was over 100 before!).

In addition, my cholesterol is totally awesome now! A thyroid imbalance can make you have high cholesterol, so I'm sure this is mostly from fixing that, but it might also have something to do with exercise and stuff. Anyway, here's the breakdown:

Total cholesterol:
Before: 254
After: 160 - woo hoo!

Before: 66
After: 65

HDL (good cholesterol):
Before: 61
After: 60

LDL (bad cholesterol):
Before: 180 - yikes!
After: 87 - woo hoo!!!

The doc wanted to put me on cholesterol meds and I'm like no, let's see how my thyroid meds and my new exercise program work. And they sure did!!!
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  • 2BACPA
    OMG, that is great news. Great job and keep up the good work.
    3601 days ago
    WOW - great results. I'm glad the thyroid meds worked for you. Keep up the good work with eating right and exercising.
    3602 days ago
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