It takes an average of six years for a fibromyalgia diagnosis... or it used to. I think it's a bit better now, since awareness is increasing...
As for those lab tests... IF I understand it correctly, all lab results ranges are subject to change as technology and research improves, but different labs use different ways of coming up with their results, so it depends on the lab you use... confused yet? LOL
I asked the lab techs about it because I saw different results on some other tests, too... one was low and one said normal, two different doctors, same test and same time frame--but the doctors each had their own labs. The techs told me that though the TSH level "norm" is in actuality the same, the scale used may be different because that is dependent on the process used for the testing... and they are the ones who said every lab was different...
...now I MYSELF chose the lab at the local Franciscan hospital (they use PacLab) and I take all my doctors' requests there, so at least its the same scale each time! LOL The only exception is my oncologist-- she has her own lab, true, but no one else runs those particular tests, so I'm safe! LOL
For some reason, my endo didn't order the TSH levels this last time... so I'm not sure what the range is on theirs. Pity, you've got me curious now! LOL
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL
Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called t
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