I've got the results for over the past couple of years for my labs concerning possible thyroid related issues.
A couple of months ago
T4 Free [0.75-1.54 ng/dL]1.16 ng/dL
TSH [0.47-4.68 mIU/L] 1.55 mIU/L
Hgb A1c [4.0-5.9 %] 5.1 %
WBC [4.8-10.8 x10(3)/mcL]4.5 x10(3)/mcL
RBC [4.70-6.10 x10(6)/mcL 5.22 x10(6)/mcL
Neutro Auto [50.0-75.0 %] 48.3 %
Mono Auto [3.0-10.0 %]11.5 %
ADH<1.0 pg/mL 1
T3 Total [76-181 ng/dL]81 ng/dL 2
Earlier read outs for TSH
The reason for all of this is that about a few years ago, I started noticing that my skin, face body was drying out. My skin gets so dry sometimes that it stings and I am in pain when I have to shave my face, or get a hair cut. I will wake up in the morning with healthy hairs on my pillow and eventually everywhere in my bedroom all over my dresser, sheets, etc. My pubic hair and armpit hair has been following the same pattern. It made me nervous because I knew something was wrong.
I haven't been able to go back any farther than what I have posted concerning TSH, since this health system has only recently started an online health portal. Point is that the common thread that I'm seeing here is that my Vit D has been low. Earlier this year, I went on a 50,000 unit prescription dosage of Vit D. A week after the first dosage, I felt great. I was fine up till the 4th out of 8 dosages I was supposed to take weekly. I started to have trouble sleeping, I would get really warm in the middle of the night and wake up with sweats. Even after stopping the tablets altogether, for about two weeks, I had trouble sleeping. Eventually it subsided. When I asked why that was happening, my doc couldn't even give me an answer, she just sidestepped my question. All she told me was that my Vit D levels were too low and to take the 2500 Unit over the counter version.
In the meantime though, I've been prone to severe cases of constipation things like, if I eat food that is too heavy in carbs or sugars (pasta, pizza, even enchilladas) I will dehydrate immensely after eating and feel like I want to fall asleep. Even after just a single portion. If I have something like orange juice, one of my hands will get scaly between my fingers and start to peel. Drinking water really doesn't help at all.
I was then given a Glucose Tolerance test, which apparently startled my doctor.
My blood was drawn 4 times over the course of three hours. Here are the results.
Glu 1/2 Hr [65.0-140.0 mg/dL]153.0 mg/dL
Glu 1 Hr [65.0-140.0 mg/dL]117.0 mg/dL
Glu 2 Hr [65-140 mg/dL] 79 mg/dL
Glu 3 Hr [65-140 mg/dL] 34 mg/dL 1
Not sure what to make of all of this. I've heard that you can't just suddenly be hypoglycemic, but that there would have to be a direct cause. Is this true? Is there a connection between your body's glycose levels and a potential endocrine/hormone issue?