Ok so I did wind up fasting (no coffee until 4:00 this afternoon!) and saw my second Endo this morning at 9:45. I had sent a fax outlining my symptoms along with my previous bloodwork. Dr did test for testing metabolic rate and it showed that I have been eating 430 calories LESS than what I burn, so Dr said for what I eat, I should be 145 pounds, not the 193 I weighed in at today. He knows from this test that I am not to blame for my weight; there is something metabolic going on! Hallelujah! I've been vindicated! Feel like telling my idiot GP to screw off for saying I should "eat less and hit the gym." This Dr says that would do NOTHING since I'm already eating like I'm on a diet! Nurse Practitioner also thinks my Anti-TPO Results from last Endo's blood work was borderline (result was 8 and reference range was <9) so they are thinking it may be Hashi's. NP said if it was borderline in December it should be out of range now. Dr also thinks it could be pre-diabetes (dysmetabolism syndrome) or insulin resistance, which I don't believe at all, but I went for the 2 hour glucose tolerance test to rule that out anyway. That's when they did 6 different blood panels; unfortunately it was 1:25 PM when it was taken, but I didn't have any control over that. These are the tests:
1. thyroid (TSH, FT3, T3 UPTAKE, FT4, Anti-TPO, Anti-TBG, Calcitonin),
2. VitD25-OH and B-12
Dr said both were low last time and are probably responsible for a lot of the symptoms I've been experiencing. He said he never wants my Vit D that low again (19 one time and 22 another time - reference range 30-100). Unlike my idiot GP who told me to take 2,000 IU a day, he has prescribed VitD2 1.25 MG (50,000 Units) brand name Calciferol, Drisdol. One pill a week until I get into the ideal range. He said B-12 being low (was 240 - reference range 200-1100) was indicative of thyroid problem. Again, my idiot GP said my B-12 was FINE, since it was not below the range. UUGH!
3. HBA1C and CPEPTIDE
4. Cortisol and ACTH
5. Sex hormones: LH, FSH, Estrogen, Testosterone (free and total), DHEA and Prolactin
6. PTH and Calcium
Lab says results will be back on Friday... guess we'll see! Next Endo appt is 4/18 to discuss results and possible treatment.
So, anyone had a Anti-TPO result that was borderline the first time it was tested -- then what happened the 2nd time? Did your numbers skyrocket? Did they just barely go up? Or what??
Thanks for your input!