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    Old 11-11-2004, 11:26 AM   #1
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    I got my lab report in! I could use your opinion please.

    T3, Free 2.27 range (2.20 - 4.00) ~ I gather, I'm LOW?
    Thyroxine, Free 1.21 range (.80 - 2.00)
    Triidothyronine T3 90 range (60-181)
    Anti ~ Thy Perox 5.3 range 0.0 to 2.0
    T3, Reverse 248 range 90 to 350
    Thyrogobulin 73.2 range .5 to 43.0
    Thyrogobulin Ab 1.2 range 0.0 to 2.0
    Thyroxine T4 7.6 range 4.5 - 10.9
    Thyroid Stim. Horm. 1.98 range .35 - 5.50


    Cortisol 12.1 range AM 4.3 - 22.40
    PM 3.09 - 16.66

    Estradiol 138 Females: Normally menstrating
    Lutal Phase 22 - 256
    Follicular Phase 19-247
    Midcycle 36-571
    (I was in the lutal phase)

    Hemoglobin A1C 5.3 Range 4.0-6.0

    Insulin 18.6 range 3.0 - 23.0 (fasting)

    Lipid Profile
    Cholesterol H 226 range below 220 Desirable
    200-239 Borderline high
    240 and above High

    Cholesterol, HDL 44 Normals below 40 Higher risk
    40 - 60 desirable

    Cholesterol LDL H 154 LDL NORMALS: below 100 Optimal
    100-129 Near to above optimal
    130-159 Borderline high
    160-189 High
    190- above Very High

    Chol/HDL Ratio H 5.1 Range 5.0

    Triglycerides 139 Normal 150 or below
    150-199 Borderline high
    above 199 High

    Progesterone 7.16 Normally menstrating
    Follicular Phase .015-14.0
    Luteal Phase 3.34-25.56
    Mid Luteal Phase 4.44-2803

    Testosterone 51 Female range over age 18 years 14-76

    DHES, Sulfate 312 reference range 61-337
    Estrone 110 range0-250

    Renal Function Panel

    Glucose 92 range 65-110
    Bun (Urea N) 13 range 7-17
    Creatinine .9 range .7-1.2
    calcium 9.2 range 8.4-10.2
    albumin 4.0 range 3.5-5.0
    phosphorus Inorg 3.2 range 2.5-4.5
    NA (sodium) 137 range 137-146
    K (potassium) 4.4 range 3.6-5.0
    Chloride 103 range 98-107
    CO2 26 range 22-30


    Thank you in advance.

    I just turned ALL of my paper work and labs now into the compounding pharmacy and they will have something ready in two to three weeks.

    My guess is that I'm not medicated enough...and needed the T3 (cytomel) for sure? but I have no real clue?

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    Old 11-11-2004, 11:47 AM   #2
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    Re: I got my lab report in! I could use your opinion please.

    T3, Free 2.27 range (2.20 - 4.00) ~ I gather, I'm LOW? Yes, very low and needs attention
    Thyroxine, Free 1.21 range (.80 - 2.00) also lowish
    Triidothyronine T3 90 range (60-181) also lowish
    Anti ~ Thy Perox 5.3 range 0.0 to 2.0 Elevated--needs attention
    Thyrogobulin Ab 1.2 range 0.0 to 2.0 zero woud be better, but this isn't bad. It still bears watching, though
    Thyroid Stim. Horm. 1.98 range .35 - 5.50 A little high for my taste for someone on meds
    Cortisol 12.1 range AM 4.3 - 22.40 PM 3.09 - 16.66
    what time was this done? If morning, I would like to see it higher, if afternoon it isn't too bad


    I have other totals for hormones and triglycerides...but I'm mostly interested in what you guys think of this?

    Your other hormones and especially cholesterol and triglycerides might be interesting to see.

    I just turned ALL of my paper work and labs now into the compounding pharmacy and they will have something ready in two to three weeks.

    I am looking forward to what they have to say about all of this, too...

    My guess is that I'm not medicated enough...and needed the T3 (cytomel) for sure?[/QUOTE]

    Hmmm....maybe you need Cytomel, maybe you don't. Are you taking any Selenium? If you are selenium deficient, your liver can't adequately convert T4 to T3, so the T3 scores WOULD be low, and Selenium also helps combat the TPO antibodies, as well.
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    Old 11-11-2004, 11:53 AM   #3
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    Re: I got my lab report in! I could use your opinion please.

    MEEP? I added the FULL lab results! SORRY ~ you answered toooooooooo fast! lol

    Yes, I do take Selenium, high potency, along with Chromium Poctolenate (spelling sucks!), GNC woman's multi vitamin (without iron or iodine), B 12, Fish Oil, and potassium. Does that help?

    Only on synthyroid 100 mc...the yellow pill.

    25 Hydroclorizade (water pill that I screwed up the spelling..lol)

    And Glucophage XR for prediabetic.

    Hormone tests where taken in the morning around 10:15

    Thyroid tests where taken at 8:22

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    Old 11-11-2004, 12:20 PM   #4
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    Re: I got my lab report in! I could use your opinion please.

    OK, here are the rest.


    Estradiol 138 Females: Normally menstrating
    Lutal Phase 22 - 256
    Follicular Phase 19-247
    Midcycle 36-571
    (I was in the lutal phase)
    lookd good to me, but I am not a specialist in this area. Compared to your Progesterone, I think it is a little high

    Lipid Profile
    Cholesterol H 226 range below 220 Desirable
    200-239 Borderline high
    240 and above High

    Cholesterol, HDL 44 Normals below 40 Higher risk
    40 - 60 desirable

    Cholesterol LDL H 154 LDL NORMALS: below 100 Optimal
    100-129 Near to above optimal
    130-159 Borderline high
    160-189 High
    190- above Very High

    Chol/HDL Ratio H 5.1 Range 5.0

    Triglycerides 139 Normal 150 or below
    150-199 Borderline high
    above 199 High

    Your lipid profile looks typical for an under-treated hypo patient, to me.

    Progesterone 7.16 Normally menstrating
    Follicular Phase .015-14.0
    Luteal Phase 3.34-25.56
    Mid Luteal Phase 4.44-2803
    This is low-normal, no matter how you slice it. You might look into using a good progesterone cream to balance it with your Estrogen, better.

    Testosterone 51 Female range over age 18 years 14-76 looks good

    DHES, Sulfate 312 reference range 61-337 good. are you supplementing with DHEA?
    Estrone 110 range0-250 a naturally occuring estrogen

    Renal Function Panel

    Glucose 92 range 65-110 looks good
    Bun (Urea N) 13 range 7-17 looks good
    Creatinine .9 range .7-1.2 looks good
    calcium 9.2 range 8.4-10.2 looks good
    albumin 4.0 range 3.5-5.0 looks good
    phosphorus Inorg 3.2 range 2.5-4.5 looks good
    NA (sodium) 137 range 137-146 Very low. Quit ignoring your salt cravings!!! a teaspoon of table salt a day would actually help you unless you have high blood pressure. Table salt is Sodium Chloride... You need some in your diet, despite all the hype about low-sodium this and low-sodium that.
    K (potassium) 4.4 range 3.6-5.0 looks good
    Chloride 103 range 98-107 A little low... look at the Sodium test
    CO2 26 range 22-30 looks good
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    Old 11-11-2004, 12:41 PM   #5
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    Re: I got my lab report in! I could use your opinion please.

    Thank You Meep!!!!!

    Would you GUESS that I've been ON progesterone cream for the past 5 months? LOL But, it's over the counter, from a health food store, a good health food store...but I feel the pharmacy grade stuff will truely be what I need!

    My Lipid panel...looks like I'm under medicated too, huh? I was sure I was...but? I've never been "WELL" in my opinion to know how well I can feel?

    No, I'm not supplimenting with DHEA...I would of if I knew to! LOL I'm sure of it! but, I will definitely "sit tight" until I get on this compounding meds. they ask for all of your suppliments so I wouldn't want to add or take away.

    I get to have MMMMMMMMMORREEE SALT!!!!!!!! Oh, COOL! lol I don't actually pay close attention to that...nor "low fat" nor "low carb" I just TRY to eat decent, that is when I'm TRYING to lose....but for the last 2 months, I've been AWFUL! But, after this weekend, I'm back "on program" because I want to get this all leveled out and on my way ASAP. My blood pressure is normally low or normal.

    You might want to check my post above your post...you may not have seen my additions about the suppliments I take...I edited it too! lol

    Can you see WHY I was having difficultly losing weight? I DO! I just KNEW IT TOO....but, she wouldn't give me these tests...basically because they don't mean anything! I'm not going to VENT...but I wanna!

    Meep? My elevated Anti Thy Perox numbers....what causes that?

    and low T3, why do some convert and some don't? What, if you know, would I relate to it NOT doing this, meaning, how would I notice that finally I am?

    From "what I hear" from someone who just started (I heard through her mother) that the thyroid medicine is a patch...for better absorption. I can't hardly wait. But, then again, you guys KNOW THAT! lol

    I just truely believe this is really the way we all need to be attended too! I will give you full details! PROMISE!

    When I handed in my paperwork and labs I asked for a ball park cost per month...and she said, "More then likely between $45 -$65" and I have to pay for it up front, because currently they don't directly deal with my insurance, but hopefully soon will. I pay and get reimbursed...so it'll be either 80/20 or 60/40. IF they deal with each other it will just be a $20 copay!

    Plus the $65 initical fee with the Pharmacist for an hour or more first visit. Every follow up visit there after is no charge. I'm not YET seeing a down side to this?

     
    Old 11-11-2004, 01:02 PM   #6
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    Re: I got my lab report in! I could use your opinion please.

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    Originally Posted by LynnHan
    Would you GUESS that I've been ON progesterone cream for the past 5 months? LOL But, it's over the counter, from a health food store, a good health food store...but I feel the pharmacy grade stuff will truely be what I need!
    At least you know you are on the right track, right? :-)

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    My Lipid panel...looks like I'm under medicated too, huh? I was sure I was...but? I've never been "WELL" in my opinion to know how well I can feel?
    I am not a doctor, but.... It is well-known that low thyroid=high cholesterol. Period.

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    No, I'm not supplimenting with DHEA...I would of if I knew to! LOL I'm sure of it!
    NO!!! Do NOT take DHEA. In your case, it is high in the normal range, and you dont' need more.

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    I get to have MMMMMMMMMORREEE SALT!!!!!!!! Oh, COOL!
    Tes, and watch all your friends and family freak out wehn you load up the salt at mealtime! It is fun. I drink aoubt a half-gallon of water a day and add a teaspoon of salt to my half-gallon container. You should se the looks on faces when I get caught doing that!


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    You might want to check my post above your post...you may not have seen my additions about the suppliments I take...I edited it too! lol
    OOPS! Too late! LOL

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    Can you see WHY I was having difficultly losing weight? I DO! I just KNEW IT TOO....but, she wouldn't give me these tests...basically because they don't mean anything! I'm not going to VENT...but I wanna!
    Come on, now no need to hold back a vent on account of me! Yes, I see why you woudl have difficulty losing weight. It is readily apparent to me.

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    My elevated Anti Thy Perox numbers....what causes that?
    antibodies are actively attacking your thyroid gland. Sometimes Selenium deficiency is a contributing factor, but not the reason for this.

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    and low T3, why do some convert and some don't? What, if you know, would I relate to it NOT doing this, meaning, how would I notice that finally I am?
    Contributors to low T3 conversion include selenium deficiency, selenium excess (surprised?), low carbing, liver problems, high alcohol consumption, regular intake of acetaminophen (Tylenol and other "aspirin free" pain relivers and many cold remedies), and consumption of many other meds that are primarily metabolized by the liver.

    You would notice improved T3 conversion by testing and by symptoms of hypothyroidism disappearing that didn't disappear by getting your T4 right. This varies from person to person.

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    From "what I hear" from someone who just started (I heard through her mother) that the thyroid medicine is a patch...for better absorption. I can't hardly wait. But, then again, you guys KNOW THAT! lol
    I haven't heard about a thyroid patch. I'll have to do some sleuthing and see what I can dig up!

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    I just truely believe this is really the way we all need to be attended too! I will give you full details! PROMISE!

    When I handed in my paperwork and labs I asked for a ball park cost per month...and she said, "More then likely between $45 -$65" and I have to pay for it up front, because currently they don't directly deal with my insurance, but hopefully soon will. I pay and get reimbursed...so it'll be either 80/20 or 60/40. IF they deal with each other it will just be a $20 copay!

    Plus the $65 initical fee with the Pharmacist for an hour or more first visit. Every follow up visit there after is no charge. I'm not YET seeing a down side to this?
    Not bad at all!
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    Old 11-11-2004, 04:39 PM   #7
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    Re: I got my lab report in! I could use your opinion please.

    I never knew high cholesterol = low thyroid! Meep! Honestly...you are so helpful and knowledgable! WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT YOU! I don't even want to think about it! lol

    Funny thing was, awhile ago, my Dr. wanted to put me on Advandia (or something like that, I'm so "exacting" here for you, aren't I? LOL) for my trigilcerides...And mind you, I'm was seeking her advise to LOSE weight...I mean at the weight I was/am I think THAT superceeds just about ALL of this medical stuff cholesterol/trigilcerides...but she prescribed it and told me that "it could put weight on you"...and of course...it didn't take long and it did. WELL...I just quit taking it within a few weeks and refused. I mean, what's worse? A "chance" of future heart problems...or TONS OF WEIGHT that will INSURE heart problems? How STUPID...give me something with a side effect like THAT! I told her so too! lol The next time we took my cholesterol it wasn't very bad....but still. Honestly, I swear they WANT us on pills to maintain some reason to continue to blindly follow their advise.

    But, here all this time...it could quite possibly be improved by JUST adjusting my meds. But, she doesn't KNOW THAT NOW DOES SHE!

    Honestly, I don't eat AWFUL (I have my moments) but seriously..it was/is so frustrating. They look at you like it's all your fault! Ok, NOW I'm VENTING! lol ~ It's just that it wasn't all my fault! ...and because they lack knowledge and don't seem to feel the need to gain it...I SUFFER...despite my best effort!

    I was just kidding on the DHEA supplement Meep! lol....it's just I'm SO GULLIABLE! LOL ~ side effect of enthusiasum and hope. lol

    Oh MEEP! You are cracking me up with the FUN of SALT WATER!!!!!!! Are you SERIOUS!! I'm SO GAME FOR THIS!!!! Ever eat a radish dipped in salt? I got onto salting watermelon and tomato's. Ever try that?

    This is so UNFAIR...because I've tried losing weight, like NO ONE ELSE I know and have done so sooooo consistantly (effort) and have constently dug in and found loads of enthusiasum to do so, despite going no where....and it was being undermedicated...and then even being switched to generics...which made me feel much WORSE! I just think it's such a shame, all of the waisted time....not to mention IF some Dr. would have "caught" this while I was younger, it would have saved me soooooooo much emotional depression and lack of self esteem. Makes me want to cry to even think about it. I'm positive my anxiety that I've just realised I've always felt in life, is very much connected to being hypo.

    I'm certainly NOT saying I'm not responsible for my own condition...but, a great deal of it was working againest ME forever! I just bought into, it's all my fault thinking.

    My thyroid is misshaped. "Most" look butterfly shape, not mine...It's top of it's wing is whacked off naturally. So, I'm sure this is a condition that truely HAS been the reasoning behind my entire life's worth of health related issues....toncils removed, PMS, strep throat..ect? I don't KNOW, but, I can see how it could? The Endro said NO, but, I say YES! lol I say, let's make ALL of my Dr's I've gone too while diagnosed hypo irrelivent! lol I'm fiesty today! lol

    I was always a very self conscious, inward girl...not shy (imagine that) but was contented with my own company and never feel like anyone understood me. Very deep....still waters type of thing. I'm sure it was a low grade of depression...but, I just entertained myself. Oh, again, I don't mean to carry on...but, I hope you can see me in the process of "connecting the dots" right now of my history dawning on me?

    I wonder Meep? Could I be getting too much Selenium? I mean I'm taking it as a suppliment (high potency) and I'm sure it's in my multivitamin? Maybe I should cut back on it? Or maybe I should just wait?

    About the "thyroid patch" this isn't by a "drug" company...it's made specifically by the compounding pharmacy. Some of the compounded meds come in a cream you apply topically, and some of it is a patch you wear for a week. They even make lollypops! I may ask for THEM! lol

    I would love it if you checked out a compounding pharmacy in your area, I think this would pique your interest! I've been VERY IMPRESSED thus far.

    Matter of fact, it's about all I can do to STOP myself from climbing up on thier nice big counter, sprawl myself on it like it's an scraficial alter and say "DO with me what you WISH!...I'm all yours!" ~ now THAT outta make a GREAT IMPRESSION with them, huh? LOL ~ I don't recommend this!...but it's fun to think about! lol ~ my husband only WISHES I'd act like this with HIM! lol ...poor guy. lol

    I didn't think the cost was bad either...in fact, it may be even cheaper...and even IF it's a bit more...if I'm WELL from it, and losing, and happy, it's worth every cent!

     
    Old 11-11-2004, 04:43 PM   #8
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    Honestly MEEP...I've just been too TIMID and self conscious about believing in what I've read! To timid with my health...well, the tide has turned! Maybe I'll finally find calm smooth waters ahead.

     
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    Re: I got my lab report in! I could use your opinion please.

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    I was just kidding on the DHEA supplement Meep! lol....it's just I'm SO GULLIABLE! LOL ~ side effect of enthusiasum and hope. lol
    Good! That's what I was hoping!

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    Oh MEEP! You are cracking me up with the FUN of SALT WATER!!!!!!! Are you SERIOUS!! I'm SO GAME FOR THIS!!!! Ever eat a radish dipped in salt? I got onto salting watermelon and tomato's. Ever try that?
    I am VERY serious about the salt water. My wife thinks I am a freak, too! I have tried radishes, onions and watermelon as well as raw potatoes dipped in salt. I am allergic to tomatoes and won't be trying that, though.

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    I wonder Meep? Could I be getting too much Selenium? I mean I'm taking it as a suppliment (high potency) and I'm sure it's in my multivitamin? Maybe I should cut back on it? Or maybe I should just wait?
    I would wait and see...

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    About the "thyroid patch" this isn't by a "drug" company...it's made specifically by the compounding pharmacy. Some of the compounded meds come in a cream you apply topically, and some of it is a patch you wear for a week. They even make lollypops! I may ask for THEM! lol
    Sounds like a great place! a candy store for us sick people!
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    Old 11-12-2004, 06:22 AM   #10
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    Re: I got my lab report in! I could use your opinion please.

    Meep...I'll get back to you when I get home on this, I've got questions for you....but we are leaving out of town in just a few minutes. I didn't want you to think I'm ignoring you.

    I think I'm truely onto something here with this whole compounding NHRT stuff....I'm still beside myself! lol

     
    Old 11-14-2004, 03:35 PM   #11
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    Alright Meep, I'm home. Did ya miss me! LOL (don't answer that!)

    Ok, Salt water....your "very serious" and...you've piqued my insterest. Why? How does it feel different? What does it do for you? How did you get onto this?

    Also, over this weekend, living in Ohio, it's getting colder, and I notice that THIS is when I get "sick" and it starts in my thyroid area of my throat, and causes me sinus like, thick throat hacking (sorry to be graffic) but, this is what FALL brings on for me. THIS is when the wheezing in my wind pipe starts, and ends up, if I don't pay attention into a FULL BLOW CHEST COLD that is MURDER!~ But, baring in MIND that I'm definitely "low" on my meds, and that that antibody test I took shows that my thyroid is being "attacked" well...this is adding up. Without a doubt...this is GOT to be related!

    SO (and don't be alarmed)...I took it upon myself to increase my meds...I figured, I'm in a "learning" curve here...and I wanted to SEE if I can hold off this darn chest cold. I KNOW it's thyroid related....and I haven't just "caught" something.

    So, here's what I did. I took extra synthroid in the evening, when it's at it's worst for the day....and guess what, it's HELPING fend it off. I can FEEL it helping!

    Now, I'm NOT suggesting this for anyone else....I'm just so frustrated that perhaps all along I've been undermedicated...and not "understanding" just how thyroid meds work, or in my case, don't work, or aren't being prescribed ENOUGH!

    I'm in this "inbetween" stage of waiting for the new compounding pharmacy to get mine ready to go...so I'm going to slightly "experiment" with my synthroid....to see IF I can't fend this off!

    I JUST HATE GETTING SICK like I do in the winter! Hypodude, I think you relate IF you happen to read this, YES?

     
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    Re: I got my lab report in! I could use your opinion please.

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    Alright Meep, I'm home. Did ya miss me! LOL (don't answer that!)


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    Ok, Salt water....your "very serious" and...you've piqued my insterest. Why? How does it feel different? What does it do for you? How did you get onto this?
    I got the idea for the salt water from the Adrenal Fatigue: 21st Century Stress Syndrome book. It mentions the sodium/potassium results liek you have and liek I had, adn I actually felt a littel more stable and clear headed. when I added the salt. Not a definitive difference that I could put a finger on, but just a sense of feeling better.

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    Also, over this weekend, living in Ohio, it's getting colder, and I notice that THIS is when I get "sick" and it starts in my thyroid area of my throat, and causes me sinus like, thick throat hacking (sorry to be graffic) but, this is what FALL brings on for me. THIS is when the wheezing in my wind pipe starts, and ends up, if I don't pay attention into a FULL BLOW CHEST COLD that is MURDER!~ But, baring in MIND that I'm definitely "low" on my meds, and that that antibody test I took shows that my thyroid is being "attacked" well...this is adding up. Without a doubt...this is GOT to be related!
    It is a well-known fact that colder weather raises our need for thyroid hormone. It requires a higher metabolism to fuel our bodies and keep them warm, thus more thyroid hormone is needed. If our thyroid gland can't keep up or the meds aren't enough, our health will suffer.


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    SO (and don't be alarmed)...I took it upon myself to increase my meds...I figured, I'm in a "learning" curve here...and I wanted to SEE if I can hold off this darn chest cold. I KNOW it's thyroid related....and I haven't just "caught" something.

    So, here's what I did. I took extra synthroid in the evening, when it's at it's worst for the day....and guess what, it's HELPING fend it off. I can FEEL it helping!

    I can't condone changing your meds without discussing it with your doc, BUT I can't blame you for doing it, either. I am no saint, myself.

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    Now, I'm NOT suggesting this for anyone else....I'm just so frustrated that perhaps all along I've been undermedicated...and not "understanding" just how thyroid meds work, or in my case, don't work, or aren't being prescribed ENOUGH!

    I'm in this "inbetween" stage of waiting for the new compounding pharmacy to get mine ready to go...so I'm going to slightly "experiment" with my synthroid....to see IF I can't fend this off!

    I JUST HATE GETTING SICK like I do in the winter! Hypodude, I think you relate IF you happen to read this, YES?
    I can relate to being sick and tired of being sick and tired, too. LIke I have said before, "Been there, done that, got a closet full of T-shirts."
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    Old 11-14-2004, 06:18 PM   #13
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    Re: I got my lab report in! I could use your opinion please.

    Thanks MEEP! I hope you know how much I appreciate your repor (even IF I can't figure out how to spell it! lol) ~ must be my thyroid. lol

    I understand what you mean about "just a sense of feeling better" ~ I guess it comes with learning to be able to read what your body is trying to say...that you "pick up" on improvements or when your sliding backwards. I'll certainly give it a try, and let you know. I wonder, if salt water will HELP me with this thyroid attack that's trying to get going right now? It very well could? hum........

    I've been meaning to get that book....I just haven't had a chance, or get side tracked by OTHER books! lol

    Keeping ones self "clear headed" to sort through all of this is SO VITAL....or the words start to all just run together..and NOTHING GOES IN, or you can't consentrate long enough! SO PASS ME THE SALT DUDE! LOL

    You start telling me it's GOOD to have SUGAR too...and well....I'm ALL YOURS FOREVER! lol (oh...don't bother...I KNOW...it's not....sigh...a girl can DREAM can't she?)

    Yes, I agree...I'm not condoning my changing my meds either!...but, this is ONLY until I get, either past this....OR onto my new compounding meds. THEN I SWEAR ON A HOLY BIBLE THAT I SHALL NOOOOOOOOOOOOOTTT SELF MEDICATE! lol I mean...that IS after all, why I'm going to these more KNOWLEDGABLE PEOPLE to BEGIN WITH!

    You said "it's a well known fact, that cold winter increases the need for more medication" ~ well....MEEP....ah.....UNTIL YOU...I never knew this. OR at least until YOU did it "stick" in my brain(understand?) lol Just like the "well known" fact about my high cholesterol/hypo business! I now KNOW...so? Does this make me a secret society member now too? lol Do we have a secret handshake or something? lol

    Any other "well known" gems that you need to let me in on? LOL I'd really just LIKE TO KNOW what I don't.

    Hey, just today I got a book about the TRUTH about Pills and how we are being so heavily marketed too...and how UNADVANCED we are medically because of how "big business" it is to just call old medications something NEW and market it to us at a higher price. I'm telling you MEEP...I'm just about FREAK OUT of my mind about this! BUT...it makes so much sense!!!!!

    I'll get the exact name of it tomorrow for you if you don't alread have it.

    I'm just getting the MOST interesting library built up these days! Who nees romance novels....we have a WORLD TO SAVE! lol

     
    Old 12-12-2004, 06:15 PM   #14
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    Re: I got my lab report in! I could use your opinion please.

    Updating this thread to keep a record for myself. MEEP? If your out there, and you read this....feel free to help me understand what they suggested, if you have time!

    This was the recommendation from the CPounding Pharmacist to my current Dr. (She only allowed #1 and #2 to be compounded for me! )

    Dr. XXXXX, We may want to consider the following therapy based on Lynn's current labs, symptoms and goals:

    1. Progesterone 10mg
    Pregnenolone 10mg (sp?)
    Maltrexone 2 mg/ 0.5 ml Axive SA gel ( I can't read the writing well?)

    2. Progesterone 100mg Sr caps ~ QD days 15-28 of cycle.

    3. Metformin 25mg
    Vitamin D2 1000 IU/ ml Axive SA gel

    4. LD ~ Cys Capsule ~ Folic Acid 1 mg, Vit B-6 4 mg, Vit B-12 0.5 mg, Betaine 50mg, Lipsic Acid 100mg ~ po BID

    5. Magnesium Glyeinate 600mc po QHS

    6. Triiodo ~ L~ Thyroine 7.5 (something) PR caps Q12 Titrate up by 1 capsule Q12 7 days toa max of 4 caps Q12

    Thank you.

    (This is preprinted at the bottom of this list)

    Please note: If you should have any questions concerning the suggested therapy for this patient, please contact our compounding pharmacist. If you should concur with some or all of these suggested therapies, please indicate which ones and then sign this sheet and fax it back to our lab. Only with your authorization will we put up the prescriptions for this patient. Thank you.

    I posted this recommendation also on the thread about thyroid/permenopause that Lucy had started...but I wanted to keep a "copy" of this on this thread as a result of my original blood tests that resulted in these recommendations.

    Meep or anyone? Do you know what #6 is?

    I'd appreciate any feedback. Thanks!
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