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Blood Test Results

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.

emoticon -- According to both my scale and the doctor's scale I lost 1.5 pounds since last week!!!!

Daily Goals:
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2) Exercise at least 10 minutes. emoticon 51 min (treadmill, 2 SP videos)
3) Eat at least 3 freggies a day.. emoticon 5 servings
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  • v MOM4407
    Glad you got the results of the blood test. Now at least you are getting some answers to the questions you have been having.
    1284 days ago
  • v CATETAL
    Seriously consider a sleep study... I have severe sleep apnea and think I actually had it somewhat even before my menopausal weight gain. My CPAP machine is my best friend... I sleep so good, am rested, it is awesome. Working in an ICU, I see also too many of the long term effects of untreated sleep apnea. Enlarged heart and high pressures in your vessels that carry blood through your lungs. Neither are good things to have problems with. Just food for thought...(pun) Have a great day. !! emoticon
    1284 days ago
  • v BESTSUSIEYET
    I sure feel better now that my thyroid levels are good! Since adequate REM sleep is so critical to appetite control, I wish you'd do the sleep study. You work so hard to form healthy habits, I wouldn't dismiss this possible hindrance. God bless you as you pray for wisdom in making health decisions, my friend!
    1284 days ago
  • v NBARNES
    Sounds like you're at least on the right path to finding the solution. Hang in there!

    1284 days ago
  • v HEALTHYGRAMMY49
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    I like that your are making informed decisions about your health. I agree about going the healthier, slower route of weight loss rather than taking appetite suppressants. You're doing a fabulous job. Keep up the great work.
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    1285 days ago
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  • v KALISWALKER
    You must be relieved to have the results but still push for what you think you need. I hope you get your energy back soon.
    1285 days ago
  • v READYBETTY
    I have hypothyroidism and it will make you very tired without medication. You'll probably will continue to have some blood test to test your levels until what you're taking is at the right dose to be in range. I get my blood tested annually and have been taking the same dose for decades. With proper treatment this should make a big difference in how you feel.
    1285 days ago
  • v KOOKYKATHIE
    Great ! Way to go! You had a weight loss.

    it is so frustrating trying to figure out your body and what the Dr. is saying.

    Testing all 3 aspects of the Thyroid is good and the most accurate. It's nice that he gave you the natural form of Thyroid.

    Most Dr's are agreeing now that we have a Vit. D deficiency and should take up to 5,000 IU.

    I don't like to be sounding like a Dr. because I am not. Just sharing my experiences trying to figure out the health issue.

    I'm curious? What are your symptoms that he thinks it's sleep apnea? I don't have any symptoms but that's what my Dr. thinks, too.

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    I don't know why this posted twice!!!
    1285 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/16/2013 11:41:23 PM
  • v KOOKYKATHIE
    Great ! Way to go! You had a weight loss.

    it is so frustrating trying to figure out your body and what the Dr. is saying.

    Testing all 3 aspects of the Thyroid is good and the most accurate. It's nice that he gave you the natural form of Thyroid.

    Most Dr's are agreeing now that we have a Vit. D deficiency and should take up to 5,000 IU.

    I don't like to be sounding like a Dr. because I am not. Just sharing my experiences trying to figure out the health issue.

    I'm curious? What are your symptoms that he thinks it's sleep apnea? I don't have any symptoms but that's what my Dr. thinks, too.

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    1285 days ago
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