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Old 04-09-2009, 05:05 PM   #1
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Question Dont know where to turn with results.. any ideas?!

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 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, 10:38 AM   #2
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Re: Dont know where to turn with results.. any ideas?!

your counts all seem to be within the normal limits.
about the not being able to sleep at night i would suggest not taking that afternoon nap,
as tired as you may feel, try skipping it so you will be tired at night and be able to fall asleep. i suggest you go to the gynecologist and discuss your symptoms with hin maybe he will be able to do more thorough tests on hormone levels and perhaps get you some answers. why the anti depressents? do you feel depressed? why is it that everyone pops these pills so easily? they are bad for you, unless you also suffer from depression then those pills are not the solution.

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Re: Dont know where to turn with results.. any ideas?!

Did you ever get an ultrasound of your thyroid? Your T4 and T3 levels? See your GYN or get a new endocrinologist.

Postpartum Thyroiditis usually resolves by itself a few years but in some cases it can permanently damage the thyroid.

I agree with Fufu, if you're not clinically depressed those pills may only add to your problems with their own side effects like - drowsiness, insomnia, dizziness and headaches. **Never stop taking antidepressants suddenly though, you must be weaned off slowly or you'll go through physical withdrawal. Not a fun experience, it could land you in the hospital.

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