Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bloodwork Results and New Findings

My NaPro doctor called me this morning with the results of my Blood Work. Praise be to God! Atleast I have a diagnosis.

TSH - 3.13 which means I have an underactive Thyroid. Also my Free T3 levels were low at 2.6. She is putting me on Armour Thyroid. No wonder I had low BBTs for the last 2 years I was charting but none of my doctors would treat me based on my BBT. I was gaining weight easily and feeling sluggish & tired. Not to mention hair loss, dry skin and other symptoms. My Free T4 levels were 1.26 which was within the normal limits.

My Vitamin D levels are extremely low at 10.4. It should have been atleast 32. I am supposed to start Prescription Vitamin D and then change to Vitamin D 5000 Units Over the Counter. Does Vitamin D cause Infertility/Miscarriage? I am so confused because during my last appt, my dr. insisted that Vitamins don't cause Infertility.

Thankfully, my Vitamin B12 levels were normal at 379.

I am still in shock. I feel sad and angry that all my previous bloodwork for TSH kept coming back normal and I wasn't treated. Could my thyroid issues have caused my miscarriages? How did I conceive if I had Thyroid problems? Given all these new findings, I consider myself lucky that I conceived. I don't know. I wish I had clear answers.

I am glad that I persuaded my NaPro dr to check my Thyroid hormones & Vitamins Levels!
I just hope these new medications along with the Clomid and Progesterone would give me a better chance. I am thankful to God for leading me to NaPro and all your blogs.

Low Progesterone
Late Ovulation
Underactive thyroid
Low Vitamin D
One Fallopian Tube...

Probably, it's times to become a patient of PPVI and get comprehensive NaPro Care.  

Lord, help me to accept your divine Will however hard it may be seem.

8 comments:

  1. That's great that you are getting some answers now. Yes, get to PPVI. The sooner the better.

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  2. Wow, your vitamin D is really low. Mine was low too when my Napr Dr tested it a year ago. He put me on prescription vitamin D (50,000 units once a wk) and after taking it for two months my levels barely went up. My endocrine dr gave me over the counter vitamin D3 which is the active form and that work much better. Some people have issues in converting it to the active form so you may want to look in to that. Sounds like you are on the way to recovery.

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  3. Hooray for answers!! You are going to feel so much better when you get that thyroid under control.

    ...and I'm kind of biased, but I'm all about PPVI. They are the best.

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  4. Getting a diagnosis can feel so freeing! I was so happy to hear about my PCOS. After years of feeling like something wasn't right, my suspicions were confirmed. Hope you can get in with PPVI.

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  5. It is so good to get answers even when you have to insist on getting certain tests and advocating for yourself. I don't know how your dr can insist on that about vits but every dr. is so different. Getting the right answers is the beginning of your healing.

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  6. Good thing they looked at the Free T3 and not just TSH! Hopefully you will warm up ;) Glad you have some answers and can start on supplements! Praying for your healing!

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  7. I'm so glad you're getting the answers you need!! Yes, thyroid issues can certainly play a role in miscarriage. And a good level of Vit D can improve your overall health, hence improving your fertility.

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  8. I'm glad you are now being treated for your thyroid! It is amazing how overlooked it can be. Hooray for being persuasive and getting the tests! For now ... you have ANSWERS!!! :)
    I will look into getting tested for my Vitamin D levels. That is really interesting - I know everything makes a difference in regard to fertility.

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