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Old 05-15-2008, 04:34 PM   #6
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Re: Can someone tell me what my blood test numbers reveal?

[QUOTE=mkgbrook;3533149]The labs look off. Did you make a typo? We need lab ranges and lab values to tell you where you are in the normal range and if you are close to optimal.

The TSH is nothing to be worried about because you are on a T3 supplement regime. The T4 looks low. I am not even going to speculate on the Ft3. Normal range is 230 - 4 20. But some labs use 2.3-4.2. If you are 0.4.. you are seriously in need of further testing and a LOT of T3 if you are at 4.. you are pushing hyperT and need to cut back on the Armour and add T4 supplementation to get your Ft3 and Ft4 levels in line. Without your ranges and a clear posting of your numbers we can not help you.

MG- New blood work....any thoughts

Today, due to my recent tests I have started to increase my hydrocortisone from 20 mg in the am since I was about 16. Now 31 and started taking 20 mg in the am and 10 mg in the afternoon for about a week. After talking to her about severe stress I am under she has now instructed me to take 60 mg a day(3 times a day) for 3 days and then to call her on Monday. Although in reference to my thyroid (I had it radioactivly removed and was hyper then hypo after the removal) I have had amazing results with Armour thyroid has given me a 30 day supply until she figures out my addisons disease meds...i.e. Florinef and Cortef after that she says she wants to put me on what I call "the devils drug"synthroid so I won't be seeing her much longer but I wanted someone other than the dumb doctors out there to take a look at my blood work since all I seemed to get was a pat on the head and an up in my hydro.....any thoughts?

COMP METABOLIC PANEL, BL

GLUCOSE 92 60-99 MG/DL
SODIUM 141 133-145 MEQ/L
POTASSIUM 3.8 3.5-5.3 MEQ/L
CHLORIDE 106 98-108 MEQ/L
CO2 23 23-32 MEQ/L
BUN 8 7-23 MG/DL
CREATININE 0.6 0.5-1.2 MG/DL
TOTAL PROTEIN 6.3 6.1-7.9 GM/DL
ALBUMIN 4.0 3.5-5.5 GM/DL
CALCIUM 9.3 8.5-10.3 MG/DL
BILIRUBIN TOTAL 0.6 0.1-1.4 MG/DL
ALK PHOSPHATASE 63 0-115 IU/L
SGOT 22 0-41 IU/L
SGPT 16 0-54 IU/L

Component Your Value Standard Range
CORTISOL SERUM 6.0 - UG/DL
Cortisol Reference Ranges:
AM sample (7-9 AM) 8.7 - 22.4 UG/DL
P.S. this was not an am/pm test!! It was taken at 11 am.....how can they do an am/pm test? I've heard of people being in the hospital all day getting blood tested to get the exact levels?
PM sample (4-6 PM) 2.0 - 9.9 UG/DL

ASSAY THYROID STIM HORMONE
TSH <0.004 0.350-5.500 uU/ML

ASSAY, FREE THYROXINE
FREE T4 1.08 0.71-1.81 NG/DL

TRIIODOTHYRONINE TOTAL ASSAY, TT-3
T3 TOTAL 2.32 0.67-1.99 NG/ML

VITAMIN D-25 HYDROXY., BL
VIT D, 25-HYDROXY 46 32-100 NG/ML

Notes recorded by Romy J Block on 05/14/2008 at 4:02 PM
Vitamin D levels are normal
TSH/total t3 is still slightly high on Armour thyroid - we will make no changes at present and discuss more at the next visit.

cortisol is low with increased ACTH c/w her Addison's.

Her labs are not c/w celiac disease or premature menopause.

Please let the patient know.
Is she feeling better on the increased hydrocortisone