Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I saw my doctor this afternoon and got the blood test results. It came back with low thyroid. One thing I did appreciate he had checked T3, T4 and TSH. When you take the results of all 3 it shows low thyroid. If he had done just T4 it showed normal. He did give me a prescription for a natural thyroid which I liked.
My cortisol came back normal. But I am still considering having a saliva test done since many things I have read said that one blood test does not really show the daily levels of cortisol as it fluctuates all day. One place even said "it is important to correct adrenal burnout - if it is present - before you start to take any prescription form of thyroid hormone medication."
He still thinks my big problem is sleep apnea and wants me to do a sleep study. I don't think so. He also still recommends I take Suprenza (an appetite suppressant). I just don't want to go that route for losing weight.
A couple of other things he told me: take more vit D (it is still low) and to up my B12 shots to two times a month
He wants to see me in 6 weeks - I haven't decided what I want to do.
-- According to both my scale and the doctor's scale I lost 1.5 pounds since last week!!!!
1) Blog --
2) Exercise at least 10 minutes.
51 min (treadmill, 2 SP videos)
3) Eat at least 3 freggies a day..