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Old 05-18-2012, 07:55 AM   #1
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My counselor advised me to get my bloodwork done to be able to compare it when I lose my weight.
I got it back yesterday.
Under the heart and kidney functions, the BUN/Creatinine Ratio was high at 28. I did a little research and that can be high if on a high protein diet (I was on day 9 when my blood was drawn).
My total cholesterol went from 198(Sept 2010) to 172!
My Vitamin D was a little low as was my blood sugar at 62.
My biggest concern is my TSH was 4.75.
Could this indicate hypothyroidism? Could this be why I only lost 5 pounds over 6 weeks on WW the beginning of the year?
Do you think I should call the doctor? Would I see the gp or go to my son's endocrinologist (he has type 1 diabetes and Hashimoto's)?
I'll probably call her today and see what she thinks.
I felt horrible yesterday for the first time on the program (11 days in).
Headachey and blassee(if that's a word).....if I hadn't known better I would have thought I had drank too much wine the night before.
Hopefully I'll feel better today!
Have a good day all!
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:26 AM   #2
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My biggest concern is my TSH was 4.75.
Could this indicate hypothyroidism? Could this be why I only lost 5 pounds over 6 weeks on WW the beginning of the year?
Do you think I should call the doctor? Would I see the gp or go to my son's endocrinologist (he has type 1 diabetes and Hashimoto's)?
I'll probably call her today and see what she thinks.
I felt horrible yesterday for the first time on the program (11 days in).
Headachey and blassee(if that's a word).....if I hadn't known better I would have thought I had drank too much wine the night before.
Hopefully I'll feel better today!
Have a good day all!
Teresa
It absolutely indicates hypothyroidism. See your doctor...once you get your meds worked out you will find you feel better in many ways that you didn't realize you were feeling ill. It creeps up on you over time and before you know it you are living with a great deal of symptoms.

I am hypothyroid...suspected it last year and tried to address it with natural stuff...it just doesn't work. You will need the thyroid meds to help you. You will also want to consider going gluten free...the typical cause of hypothyroid is Hashimoto's disease and that has serious ties to gluten intolerance. I feel much MUCH better now that I have been off any gluten for the past six months and on my meds for about 9.

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It absolutely indicates hypothyroidism. See your doctor...once you get your meds worked out you will find you feel better in many ways that you didn't realize you were feeling ill. It creeps up on you over time and before you know it you are living with a great deal of symptoms.

I am hypothyroid...suspected it last year and tried to address it with natural stuff...it just doesn't work. You will need the thyroid meds to help you. You will also want to consider going gluten free...the typical cause of hypothyroid is Hashimoto's disease and that has serious ties to gluten intolerance. I feel much MUCH better now that I have been off any gluten for the past six months and on my meds for about 9.

Best of luck!
Thank you for the advice! I will call the doctor today! I think I have just gotten used to feeling how I feel....been working on my Master's degree the last 2 years along with working full time and have attributed a lot of how I have felt to stress.
Do you see a gp or an endo?
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Checking in with the Dr. never hurts. Voice your concerns to him and let him or her decided what's going on.
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Thank you for the advice! I will call the doctor today! I think I have just gotten used to feeling how I feel....been working on my Master's degree the last 2 years along with working full time and have attributed a lot of how I have felt to stress.
Do you see a gp or an endo?
I go to a nurse practitioner. A GP would be fine...if your GP feels you need to see an endo they will refer you. Take an honest hard look at all the things your body is telling you that are not what you think you should be dealing with and then discuss the symptoms as a whole with your doc. I have suffered constipation the majority of my life, have skin that thinks it is still a teenager, night sweats that started when I was 35, weight that would not come off despite a pretty healthy diet before IP, fatigue and my body thermostat seems to be broken...cold when I am up and overheating when I am laying down and severe joint pain in my elbows, wrists and hips. All those where the thyroid symptoms I was dealing with. Fortunately with meds and no gluten those symptoms are all gone for the most part. If I have gluten the constipation, acne and pain all come back within hours of the exposure and it takes a good day or more for it to work itself out after the gluten exposure...even on my thyroid meds.

Anyhow once you have seriously looked at all the things that your body is telling you talk candidly and honestly with your doc about it. Your blood results speak volumes but the info helps too.
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i wouldnt advise you NOT to see a doctor---> that said.....

ANYONE who is in a substantial deficit (likeIP) is going to have *false* low thyroid and other hormone values....... its a result of being in the deficit...... lower HR, COLDER all the time, etc, etc. So you need to make sure that your doctor KNOWS this before anything is decided regarding treatment

FYI- it is best to have these types of tests done once youve been eating in maitnenance for a minimum if 2 weeks

" Note: This is very important. Dieting down dramatically affects thyroid levels and lowers them even in healthy individuals. It is important that you are in a feed state for at least 2 weeks before getting a test, otherwise your results will be skewed." http://www.leighpeele.com/blood-test...ing-and-sanity
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One major epicenter of advise is to get the brand name product, not generic.
The generics don't have the consistancy that you need.

I was diagnosed 25 years ago with an endo, then a few years later switched to my gp for my yearly tests. Now I'm back with an endo. I figure it's his specialty. Also, my insurance doesn't require me to get a referral to see a specialist.
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