get back on the B12. It is a water soluble vitamin. I don't believe a slightly high level would be a problem for menstruation or anything else, and you obviously feel better on it.
I'd like to know your actual numbers for the other tests. Once I have these (with the reference range) then we can better comment on your situation.
It will be Monday at the earliest before I get the information. The doctor's office is closed on weekends and the idiot receptionist has been given me the run around on my records.
This is the same receptionist that continuously tried to get me to take a later doctor's appointment despite the fact that I ran out of my Levo on the 25th. Called in several hours before my appointment (25th at 1:45pm was on my card), found out the idiot had me down for the 1st.
Thanks for the advise on the B12 though. I've been considering that myself, even if I cut the pills in half for a while.
I agree that we need the sample results and reference ranges in order to comment fully.
I also agree that you should get back on the vitamin B12. Like Sally said, it's water soluble and not likely to do harm.
When do you go back to see the endo who raised your med dosage? Maybe you should think about relying on him to make sure you get the proper testing and get your thyroid med. Otherwise, you might want to think about finding a different pcp.
Unforuantely, since I graduated from college, I lost my insurance, lost my job, and had to move back home. So I can't go to the Endo any longer. As for the PCP, I am seeing a different one, but since they work at the same general place not sure that's helping any.
Once I get the results I'll post them.
Don't stress on not having an endo. A good doctor that knows thyroid certainly can help you without being an endo persay.
The labs would be more helpful to know and not just normal for an answer.
With you having to really struggle with no insurance my advice for you would be to definately research your community for a doctor willing to test the right levels for this condition. You'll be wasting your money with some if they won't treat - or run those free labs.
BTW - I don't have insurance right now either. My care I have won't take insurance. I spend less now getting this right care than I did when I had "cadilac insurance".
Thanks for the advice. I'm still waiting on my records.
I'm looking into another doctor if they try to pull the same crap in April when I go back that they did the other day. Or if the records look fishy. Only problems are that the 3 doctors offices near me are sort of co-op things. When I get my records I may find that I'm simply over reacting.
Been feeling better during the days. Still have symptoms, but milder. Main complains now are no period and excessive sleeping.
Finally got my records so bear with me. I'm going to include 3 data sets of lab results. One from my recent visit, one from my April visit with the Endo, and the last CBC I had.
Sorry this is so lengthy. >> Denotes high and low values.
Results from Labs 10/19/10
Iron Bind. Cap. (TIBC) 328 ug/dL 250-450
UIBC 275 ug/dL 150-375
Iron, Serum 53 ug/dL 35-155
Iron Saturation 16 % 15-55
>>Vitamin B12 1246 pg/mL 211-946
Folate (Folic Acid), serum >19.9 ng/mL >3.0
Prolactin 14 ng/dL 4.8-23.3
Ferritin, Serum 46 ng/dL 13-150
Total Protein 7.9 g/dL 6.4-8.2
Albumin 3.9 g/dl 3.4-5.0
ALK. Phos. 110 U/L 50-160
ALT(SGPT) 56 U/L 25-60
AST(SGOT) 22 U/L 15-37
Total Bilirubin 0.30 mg/dL 0-1
Direct Bilirubin 0.10 mg/dL 0-0.3
>>Cholesterol 240 mg/dL 0-200
Triglycerides 162 mg/dL 30-200
HDL 46 mg/dL 35-60
>>LDL(Calculated) 162 CALC 5-99
HDL RISK FACTOR 5.2
Free T4 1.00 ng/DL 0.60-1.50
TSH 1.56 MCIU/mL 0.34-4.82
Results from Labs 4/22/10 (note:: TSH low but Endo said Syn to Levo switch may help)
Free T4 1.33 ng/dL 0.93-1.70
TSH, 3rd generation 0.033 uIU/mL 0.27-4.20
T3, Total 1.2 ng/dL 0.8-2.0
Prolactin 11.3 ng/mL 3.4-24.1
* Ultrasound noted thyroid as mildly multinodular goiter
Results from Labs 8/7/09 (before seeing Endo and Hashimoto diagnosis. MCV always low ranging from 80-83)
>>WBC 11.5 X10^3/uL 5.0-10.2
RBC 5.14 X10^6/uL 4.00-5.50
HGB 14.2 g/dL 12-15
HCT 41.3 % 37-47
>>MCV 80 fL 86-102
MCH 28 pg 27-31
MCHC 34 g/dL 33-37
PLT 303 X10^3/uL 130-424
>>Neut# 7.4 X10^3/uL 2.0-6.9
Lymph# 2.8 X10^3/uL 1.5-8.5
>>Mono# 1.0 X10^3/uL 0.0-0.9
Eos# 0.2 X10^3/uL 0.0-0.7
Mono # 0.0 X10^3/uL 0.0-0.2
Neut% 64.5 % 50-70
Lymph% 24.7 % 20-50
Mono% 9 % 0-12
Baso% 0.2 % 0-2.5
Eos % 1.6% 0-7
Again sorry it's so long. I have several more questions/comments since getting my records.
1. Why is the only advise that a doctor gives an overweight/obese person is to be more
active and cut back on the soda? At 16, I weighed 156lbs was 5 ft tall had basketball 5 out of 7 days( running at least 2 miles a day), softball during the off season at the same 5 out of 7 days( running the same amount) and only had one 20 oz soda a week.
2. Should I be worried that what I thought was a slightly high B12 level was actually ~300 pg/mL over the range?
3. What is C-peptide and what does a history of normal to high levels mean?
Never mind on the high peptide thing. I figured out why the results were high that day.