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Old 06-21-2012, 10:40 AM   #1
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Lab results? Anyone else with similar symptoms?

Some background: I went to m OB/GYN because I have been having very irregular periods for over a year. They were increasing in length between (lowest of 30 days to now I have not had a period in 90 days). I am 25 years old, have one child (2 years), 5'4 and weigh about 170 #. I have been increasingly tired (I can sleep for over 12 hrs and will not wake up if I am not woken up some times), joints hurt, I am having increased difficulty remembering things and formulating sentences, significant weight gain (20# in 3 months for no apparent reason), breaking out with acne, hair thinning...
My doctor sent me to have labs done. Here are the results (they were fasting also)
Glucose 86 mg/dL
Insulin 36.2 mU/L
Free T4 0.9 ng/dL
Free T3 2.9 pg/mL
TSH 6.3
Testosterone 68
DHEA-sulfate 152
FSH 3.6
Prolactin 7.0
LH 17.2
Estradiol 36.1

He wants me to see an endocrinologist. I have an appointment in 2 weeks but I am feeling worse and worse every day. Should I try to get a sooner appt? What could these results mean? Diabetes, hypothyroidism (both run in my family.) He wants me to start a med called Provera to bring on the period so I can start birth control also...

 
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Re: Lab results? Anyone else with similar symptoms?

It would be helpful to have the normal lab ranges included with your results, but with your TSH high and your T4, T3 on low side, it looks like hypothyroidism, and that certainly fits with your symptoms. This can be treated easily with thyroid replacement, and once stabilized on the right dose, you should feel much better and be able to lose the weight. I can't comment on the other hormones without range references. Your sugar level is normal. Call and see if you can get in sooner into a cancellation spot with the endo.

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