Okay, been sickly for about 8 years, but all tests were always "normal". Found this latest endo and he did some new tests, but he signed off as everything is "normal", so I got them to fax me the results and i see a few things SO not normal.
My Globulin is just ever so slightly low as my A/G Ratio is ever so slightly high, but these things may not mean anything so I didn't bring them up to the doctor's office when I called to chew them out.
My Thyroglobulin AB (not sure what that even is) was a 74M (at least it looks like it says "M") and the ref range says it should be under 20 IU or ML and the lab marks it as out of range as well.
TSI appears normal at 98, ref range is less or equal to 125.
My Vitamin D was 17, given supps, and retested as 44, well into the normal range now.
My AM Cortisol was a .8 and flagged as LOW by the lab, though the dr disregarded this entirely somehow. I took some pill the night before, I think it was some type of steriod and took the test at 8am exactly the following morning. The ref range given was 6.7 - 22.6 mcg/dL.
I can barely get outta bed in the mornings before 11 or noon-ish. I am in constant pain, worse in mornings. I cannot get to sleep at night. And I can sleep 24 hours if I want and never feel like I slept at all.
During my first pregnancy in 2001, I gained about 50 lbs in my third trimester and no one seemed to care. Found out YEARS later that this was NOT normal. Normal deliver of baby. Left by the father three months after birth and had a real stressful job. I got fired from it in 2003, January. At that time, I started to have a "spreading pain" that seems to travel from joint to joint, usually taking over my body for a day or two. Exhausted all the time, gaining more weight. I got a little better in 2005, got married, having a good life despite being tired all the time and in pain. Labs are still all normal at this point. By now, I am smoking up to 4 packs a day and don't know why I can't seem to go ten freaking minutes without needing to light up.
Got pregnant in 2006, healthy delivery in 2007, April. Had gallstones 2007 August and had the gallbladder removed. Got worse, gained a crapload of weight. Saw my first endo who said I was insulin resistant, put me on metformin 1000 mg daily. Lost about 60 lbs, but the med's effect plateus and I cannot lose any weight past 239 lbs on meds alone. slight exertion hurts and my muscles are too weak. I walk as much as I can despite the pain, just to try to have SOME form of exercise. I quit smoking near cold turkey, which I still cannot believe being that I was so addicted. Energy boosts and I began to have good days and bad days. Good days start a day before or the day of the start of my monthly cycle. I am a zombie any other day of the month.
No one seems to understand how bad off I am. These mood swings, I can't handle the simple stress of misplacing my car keys, etc. Skin irritations and boils, my weight, my joints and muscles, sleep, I feel I am better off dead sometimes, like I am not worth saving. The doctors do not care, why should I think I'm important enough to cure. I get suicidal now, but I try to hide this fact because they will only want to give me head meds and then I'll never get fixed. Help, anyone??