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.
Oh and my baby boys are doing great and are so freeking CUTE!!!! I love kitties!!!