So, yesterday I found out that the second test came back that my TSH and T4 levels were completely different than the first test (within normal range according to endo). But my Vitamin D was low so they told me to take Vitamin D and recheck in 2 months.
So, now I think I need a 3rd test?? Both tests were done by the exact same laboratory. My primary doctor told me I could just wait until May 3rd when I have an appointment with a different doctor for something else because they'll be doing bloodwork.
I'm so worried, though. I'm 5'8" tall and keep losing weight. I'm down to about 118 pounds, the last 10 or so pounds which I have lost in the last 3 months (the rest was gradual over a few years). I eat like a cow, typical daily intake:
- 2 egg omelette with cheese or fast food meal for breakfast
- snack: piece of cheese and crackers
- lunch: sandwich and chips or fries
- snack: chips or granola bar
- dinner: regular dinner
- snack: whatever, if I'm up late I might make a pizza an can easily eat close to a whole one if its a Totinos or a half one if its a Tombstone
Yes, I know I need to eat more fruits and veggies
. For fluids I drink soda (way too much soda lol). Diet soda. And I love sweets, but I try not to eat too many since they're empty calories but usually I'll eat a cookie or candy or something sweet during the day.
I feel great. My energy level is fine. I have other symptoms of hyperthyroidism but all of them could also be attributable to other things because to be irritable anxious and insomnia is normal for me.
I should note they took my cholesterol test and wanted to frame it and I didn't realize I was supposed to fast b/c noone told me and I had fast food that morning: which I understand cholesterol tests to be a big indicator of weight loss as well.
In any event, my next appointment on May 3rd is not with an endocrinologist but he's a good doctor so hopefully he will be able to point me in a good direction and I can keep eating enough that I don't lose any critical muscle (you can see every bone in my body and I have no breast tissue or butt padding left).
I guess feeling healthy is most important as long as I can keep from losing more weight while they figure out what on earth is wrong with me.
- PCP said TSH was low & T4 was high
- Endo said TSH was normal and T4 was high
TSH tested at 0.63 in first test
- Endo said TSH was normal and T4 was normal
I'm a 40 year old female. Anyone else has thoughts shoot 'em my way please.