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help with labs please (docs appt tomorrow to discuss them)

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Old 10-06-2008, 06:47 PM   #1
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help with labs please (docs appt tomorrow to discuss them)

Vit B12 266 (160-950)
serum chol 188 (120-200)
HDL 40
Trigylceride 126 (30-130)
LDL 123 (0-100)H
tsh 1.10 (0.27-4.62)
free t4 0.66 (0.87-1.51)L
T3 TOTAL 88( 80-200)
SODIUM 136 (136-147)
POTASSIUM 4.3 (3.5-5.0)
GLucose 50 (70-99) L

bun 7 (9-22) L

cortisol 8am 11.7 (8.7-22.4)
fsh 13.11 (3.5-12.5)
LH 6.91 (2.4-12.6) follicular phase I think at the time

these labs were drawn while on 2 grains of armour , he did call and upped me an additional 1/4 grain . He also thought my last level looked good when my free t4 was 1.0 with the range of 0.87-1.51. so I don't think he's into optimized levels just in the norm. I will talk to him about that aspect tomorrow. I am a little concerned about the glucose being low and the cholestrol being up . I seemed to be feeling so much better on the armour now I feel like Im back to square one . I am having the leg pains again, also I feel the joint pains in my hands again, and also the heart palps have been pretty bad especially at night. I have also had a few episodes of while laying in bed it feels like the bed is rocking back and forth. In addition to the tightness and pains in my legs I have pitting edema in my left leg again .
any input would be great!

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Old 10-06-2008, 07:14 PM   #2
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Re: help with labs please (docs appt tomorrow to discuss them)

You B12 is suboptimal. you could do with some B12 supplementation.

Your Ft4 levels and T3 levels are suboptimal. You need an increase in thyroid supplementation. Both T4 and T3. Your TSH is bing suppressed by the Armour and you need to go by your FTs not TSH now. You are VERY hypothyroid.

The low glucose could be a sign of reactive hypoglycemia or hypoglycemic. You need your blood sugar issues looked into.

You should look into magnesium levels, but I think your low thyroid hormone is responsible for a lot of your issues. Do not let your MD put off a med increase because of your TSH. Your FTs are screaming for supplementation. As far as the palpatations, are you on a beta-blocker. Even a mild one like pindolol? It might be beneficial to start one if you are nto on one.

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Old 10-06-2008, 08:24 PM   #3
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Re: help with labs please (docs appt tomorrow to discuss them)

I agree....... I was on 3 Grains of Armour and my t3 and t4 still wasn't where it should be.

Also I would ask your Doctor for a 2 hour glucose and 2 hour Insulin test...a 2hour is really the only accurate test to determine blood sugar issues..A fasting just does not tell the entire story. Low blood sugar sometimes is a sign of elevated insulin. My fasting insulin was great but my 2 hour was sky high.....I am now on Janumet for Insulin Resistance.

I kept blaming my hypothyroidism for all my symptoms and then found out I had severe insulin resistance......made me tired and achy......the symptoms can be similar.......I have always had low blood sugar and never knew exactly what it could mean....... I would get it checked..

Good Luck......Oleander

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