Re: Should I be alarmed?
Hi Eve; I'm not a doctor and just started learning about this stuff based on my own situation about 2 weeks ago (less actually). But I'll try to help.
No, I would not be alarmed. I would see your doctor to have him/her interpret this for you though. I stayed away from the doctor for more than 10 yrs, thinking I was healthy (I do take my kids to the doctor though)... but now that I got my own crazy test results (mine are alarming) and the diagnoses that are coming from them, I see that I should have gone to the doctor for a routine physical at least every couple of years and this might not have turned into such a big deal (I now have to have surgery but my blood levels are so dangerously low that it's dangerous but I can't avoid the surgery or that would be dangerous too bla bla bla). This should have been caught years ago and it's my fault for avoiding the doctor.
I'm wondering since your levels don't look 'that' low to me, could it be your thyroid? I don't recognize some of your numbers, maybe some of those are thyroid and I don't know how to interpret them. Doesn't a thyroid problem cause fatigue and weight gain?
Sorry I couldn't be of more help. I do think that you could have a doctor interpret them for you though - either through a routine visit, or maybe make a copy for your doctor and ask if they can look over your numbers and if you could have a quick consult rather than a full blown office visit since you don't have insurance? I don't know if they do that or not.
Last edited by teri579; 05-11-2011 at 04:40 AM.