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Friday, August 09, 2013

Last round of hormone testing to be done this weekend. I have the 24 hour saliva testing tomorrow as well as the redoing the estrogen and progesterone testing but on day 21 of my cycle like the test says to do. I am also doing an iodine testing. Once I get these done I should have a pretty good picture of what is going on and why I am still gaining weight, not sleeping though the night, foggy head, tank on empty, no interest in stuff and low libido despite having been doing the Leptin reset and cold thermogenisis for a while now.

I know my thyroid is still mucked up. Even with being on 90 mg of Armour, my RT3 to T3 ratio is about 11 (yikes) and Free T3 is 2.3, bottom of the limit. My iron and ferritin are less then optimal, my B12 is less then optimal, my D3 is less then optimal, my DHEA is less then optimal, my leptin is low, my C-reactive is higher, Creatine is below lower limit, my BUN is high and my ALP in the liver profile is low abnormal. I don’t just want to be within the limits, I want to be optimal

I do have to find a doctor to help me with this since the doctor who did all of these test apparently thinks that everything is “in spec” so nothing is wrong (I am a quality engineer so saying that something is fine even if it is at the bottom of the limit it so WRONG!!!!). It would have been nice if the doctor that did my test was able to take a look at all of them and see the big picture and how everything is related but he did not and honestly I really did expect that he would. Maybe once I get this all figured out I will make another appointment with him and share what I have learned with him. I think there is only so much a GP can know but if I can have him maybe try to take a look a the big picture and see that something is wrong, that would be a step in the right direction.

I will let everyone know what these next tests show and what I do when I get the puzzle almost complete.

Getting there.....

Oh and my baby boys are doing great and are so freeking CUTE!!!! I love kitties!!!
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

_NONNIE02 8/17/2013 3:40PM

    Been thinking of you! Been away for awhile, plus I was on a long road trip.

Felt terrible to hear of your health issues. UGH!!

Hopefully the answers will come soon! I also love the kitties. Super cute!

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KABOOPER 8/12/2013 1:21PM

    Hope you get the answers soon, being told your alright when you know your NOT is so frustrating.
Good luck

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JT_GMOTU 8/10/2013 12:14AM

    This is an area where a lot of us get VERY mixed coaching. Wishing you success in getting the information AND coaching you need.


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CINDYTW 8/9/2013 10:29PM

  Yeah you have to find someone who you can develop a relationship with too that you can say "hey, I don't feel right" and have them listen. My doc actually gives me lab slips to hold in case I feel off and I can go whenever I want to get my stuff checked. Whenever I have told her I feel off something HAS been wrong.

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-LINDA_S 8/9/2013 8:07PM

    Best of luck in figuring it all out! Love those kitties!

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FREEME1980 8/9/2013 5:17PM

    Wishing you well on finding answers and solutions. emoticon emoticon

Good to hear emoticon emoticon are adjusting well. They are cute!

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EXOTEC 8/9/2013 5:04PM

    You're so right to be "on point" with your own healthcare. I agree, you need to find a doctor who is a partner. Perhaps you could enlist an endocrinologist (who is more accustomed to seeing linked systems) or a reputable nutritionist. Really, even specialists are bombarded with so much new information it's virtually impossible to keep up. Much less a GP, with so many different systems to keep the pulse on.

I'm halfway disgusted with my T3, too. It's *half* of the posted reference range. Ugh. I picked up some iodine, and happened to mention it to my endocrinologist this morning ... he nearly jumped out of his chair. "Don't do it!" He cites and agrees with my earlier remark to him about having to fight my metabolism now because my body's trying to "save" me from the "famine." (I've been at this weight loss thing a long time!) Anyway... he says I'm "in starvation mode" and the iodine will just make it worse. Naturally.

Best of luck in finding a practitioner who can help you get your values in range.

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WOUBBIE 8/9/2013 4:12PM


If anyone could get to the bottom of this it's you!

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COOP9002 8/9/2013 2:51PM

    Sounds like you're right on course. Blessings.

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LISAINMS 8/9/2013 1:09PM

    You are your own best advocate. Keep digging!

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JKARLQ 8/9/2013 12:55PM


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