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Old 04-09-2009, 05:03 PM   #1
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Question Don't know where to turn with my results..Need insight..

Hi everyone. I need help interpreting my lab results. A little background; I am 28 years old, female, mother of 2; non smoker, slightly overweight..(who isnt according to those charts)

I have had several «Hypothyroid» symptoms since the birth of my second child 4 years ago, I have been getting worse as the time goes on. I have terrible brain fog, I used to be smart, now I feel sluggish and less alert. I have lost so much hair, my once thick curly locks have become a short pixie cut due to lack of hair; my period is regular but I never know if it will be a 3 day light period or a 7 day insanly heavy one. Last month my breasts grew 2 cup sizes and were tender and sore for 8 days. Doctor said might me estrogen levels.

I am so exhausted.. I have to come home on lunch to nap in order to make it through the day. It takes forever to fall asleep at night and I wake up almost every hour and struggle to get back to sleep. I am dizzy, nauseated and suffer from almost daily headaches.

I have been put on anti-depressants because of my symptoms...so now because I dont know what else to do, I am taking anti-depressants.. (PS : no change) Taking them for almost 4 years now.. and they just keep upping the dosage.

So here are the «normal» results.. These are my third set of results in the last year... all of which pretty much remain the same other than my TSH that keeps getting lower?!... My first results were 3.8; second was 2.9 and this time it is 1.2. (doctors range is 0.35-5)..

Here is the whole thing..
Thank you in advance to anyone who might be able to shed some light and guide me in the right direction.

HEMOGLOBIN 121 (120-160) G/L
HEMATOCRIT 0.37 (0.35-0.45)
WBC 5.3 (4.0-11.0)
RBC 4.21 (4.0-5.10)
MCV 87.9 (80-100)
MCHC 327 (305-360)
RDW 13.5 (11.5-14.5)
PLATELET COUNT 302(150-400)

NEUTS 3.1 (2.0-7.5)
LYMPH 1.8 (1.0-3.5)
MONO 0.3 (0.2-1.0)
EOS 0.1 (0.0-0.2)
BASO 0.0 (0.0-0.2)

TSH 1.28 (0.35-5.0)

PROGESTERONE 6 nmol/L (no scale)?
TOTAL PROLACTIN 10 ug/L (no scale)?

Again, thank you to anyone who took the time to look these over.
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Old 04-10-2009, 05:16 PM   #2
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Re: Don't know where to turn with my results..Need insight..

My first question would be are you seeing an endocrinologist? This is the type of doctor to evaluate your thyroid test results. A TSH is not going to give a complete picture of thyroid health. You need additional blood work. A regular internist or primary care physcian normally do not interpreting these results correctly. What seems normal to them may not be normal to an endocrinologist.
You bring up an interesting clue and that is that your TSH is falling. This information itself should give your doctor enough reason to refer you to an endocrinologist. The other type of doctor you may want to research is a rheumotolgist to insure that you do not have an auto-immune disorder.

Good luck and let us know how you are feeling.

 
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