I am new to this site and I am desperate to find some answers.
I am almost 42 years old and am female.
I am 'borderline' hypothyroid according to my GP.
I have type 2 diabetes, which is not very well controlled despite me taking an injection of 1.2 of Victoza every morning.
I eat a healthy diabetic diet and I am still unable to keep my bloods under 10. The diabetic consultant will not put me on insulin as it will probably make me gain weight and she wants me to lose weight as this will help my blood sugar controls. My bloods go up after eating almost anything which in turn makes me fall asleep.
I also have Crohns disease. I have had lots of blood tests done recently however I do not know how to interpret the results.
I am grossly over weight. I belong to a slimming group and eat very little due to taking Victoza as it reduces your appetite, however I rarely lose any weight. I have very little body hair and I have lost the outer third of my eyebrows. I have terrible night sweats (I'm not menopausal according to my GP). My maternal grandmother and aunt also have thyroid issues. My other maternal aunt is also 'borderline' hypothyroid.
I have high blood pressure. I currently take simvastatin at night.
I also have heavy menstrual periods of which they are irregular. I have already had one endometrial ablation of the womb in order to combat the problem.
I am now not sure what else to write however please feel free to guide me in the right direction as I feel as though I am going round in circles!
Any help or advice would be very welcomed as sometimes I fell desperate! I also have depression
OBESE> HEALTHY EATING> NO WEIGHT LOSS> HIGH BLOOD SUGARS>TIRED>NO MOTIVATION> OBESE>HEALTHY EATING>NO WEIGHT LOSS>HIGH BLOOD SUGARS>
Etc etc etc
Test results from 7/12/2012
Intrinsic factor antibody = 1.8U/ml (0.0-6.0)
Serum folate = 4.3ng/ml
Serum vitamin B12 = 397ng/L
Red blood cell distribution width = 13.8%
Basophil count = 0 10*9/L
Haematocrit = 0.344L/L
Lymphocyte count = 2 10*9/L (0.5-4.0)
Total white cell count = 9 10*9/L (4.0-11.0)
Necleated red blood cell count = 0 10*9 (0.0-0.0-)
Red blood cell (RBC) count = 3.9 10*12 (2.81-6.49)
Mean platelet volume = 8fL
Platelet count = 376 10*9/L (150-400)
Neutrophil count = 6.1 10*9/L (2.2-8.0)
Monocyte count = 0.6 10*9/L (0.1-1.1)
Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) = 88fl
Mean corpusc. Hb. cons (MCHC) = 328g/L
Mean corpusc. haemoglobin (MCH) = 28.9 pg
Heamoglobin estimation = 113g/L
Eosinophil count = 0.3 10*9/L (0.0-0.4)
Test results from 31/10/2012
Thyroid peroxidase antibody level = 21 IU/ml (0-34)
GFR calculated abbreviated MDRD = 163mL/min Original result 163mL/min/1.73m2 ()
Total cholesterol: HDL ratio = 3.5
Serum globulin = 34g/L
Fasting serum fasting glucose level = 9.8mmol/L High fluoride preserved specimen used for glucose analysis
Serum urea level = 2.3mmol/L Low
Serum triglycerides = 4.27mmol/L
Serum total protein = 72g/L
Serum sodium = 136mmol/L
Serum potassium = 4.6mmol/L
Calculated LDL cholesterol level = NA
Serum HDL cholesterol level = 1.31mmol/L
Serum gamma-glutamyl transferase level - 21 IU/L (8-45)
Serum creatinine =45 umol/L Low
Serum creatine kinase level = 32 IU/L (23-142)
Serum cholestrol = 4.6 mmol/L
Serum total bilirubin level = 5umol/L
ALT/SGPT serum level = 29IU/L (10-50)
Serum alkaline phosphatase = 141 IU/L High (25-100)
Serum albumin = 38g/L
Test results from 4/10/2012
Serum free T4 level = 11.6pmol/L
Serum C reactive protein level = 30mg/L High
Serum TSH level =2.07mU/L (0.27-4.20)