Here is my updated bloodwork from 5/10
Cholesterol, Total 171 ( 125-200 mg/dl )
HDL Cholesterol 47 ( >or= 40 mg/dl )
Triglycerides 33 ( <150 mg/dl )
LDL-Cholesterol 108 ( <130 mg/dl )
Glucose 95 ( 65-99 mg/dl )
Creatinine 1.0( 0.78 Ã?Â¢Ã??Ã?? 1.34 mg/dl )
UREA Nitrogen (BUN) 21 (7-25 mg/dl )
Sodium 140 ( 135-146 mmol/L )
Potassium 4.4 ( 3.5-5.3 mmol/L )
Chloride 102 ( 98-110 mmol/L )
Carbon Dioxide 26 ( 21-33 mmol/L )
Calcium 9.6 ( 8.6-10.2 mg/dl )
Protein, total 7.4 ( 6.2-8.3 g/dl )
Albumin 4.6 ( 3.6-5.1 g/dl )
Globulin 2.8 ( 2.1-3.7 g/dl )
Bilirubin, total 0.4 ( 0.2-1.2 mg/dl )
Alkaline Phosphate 62 ( 40-115 U/L )
AST 21 ( 10-40 U/L )
ALT 19 ( 9-60 U/L )
Hemoglobin A1c 5.5 ( <5.7% of total Hgb )
Vitamin D, 25-OH, TOTAL 79 (30-100 ng/ml)
Creatine Kinase, total 130 ( 44-196 U/L )
TSH, 3rd Gen. 1.5 ( 0.40-4.50 Miu/L )
T4, Free 1.32 ( 0.8-1.8 ng/dl)
T3, Free 3.5 ( 2.3-4.2 pg/Ml )
Thyroglobulin Antibodies <20 ( <20 IU/ml )
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies 10 ( <35 IU/ml)
Dihydrotesterone 49 ( 25-75 ng/dl)
Vitamin B12 725 ( 200-1100 pg/ml )
White Blood Cell 4.7 ( 3.8-10.8 thousand/ul )
Red Blood Cell 4.91( 4.20-5.80 million/ul )
Hemoglobin 15.3 ( 13.2-17.1 g/dl )
Hematocrit 44 ( 38.5-50.0% )
MCV 90 ( 80-100 fl )
MCH 31 ( 27-33 pg )
MCHC 34 ( 32-36 g/dl )
RDW 13.6 (11-15% )
Platelet Count 383 ( 140-400 thousand/ul )
Absolute Neutrophils 2 ( 1.8-7.8 )
Absolute Lymphocytes 2.1 ( 0.7- 4.5 )
Absolute Monocytes 0.5 ( 0.1 - 1.0 )
Absolute Eosinophils 0.1 ( 0.0 - 0.4 )
Absolute Basophils 0.1 ( 0.0 - 0.2 )
Neutrophils 43 ( % )
Lymphocytes 44 ( % )
Monocytes 10 ( % )
Eosinophils 2 ( % )
Basophils 1 ( % )
Iron and Total Iron
Iron, Total 52 ( 45-170 mcg/dl )
Iron binding capacity 400 ( 250-425 mcg/dl )
% Saturation 13 L ( 20-50% CALC )
Ferritin 21 ( 20-380 ng/ml )
DHEA Sulfate 56 ( 45-345 mcg/dl )
Estradiol 35 ( 13-54 pg/ml)
FSH 1.6 ( 1.6-8 miu/ml )
LH 4.8 ( 1.5-9.3 miu/ml )
Progesterone <0.5 ( <1.4 ng/ml )
PSA, Total 1.7 ( < or = 4 ng/ml )
Testosterone, Total, LC/MS/MS 716 ( 250-1100 ng/dl)
Free Testosterone 89.5 ( 35-155 pg/ml )
Insulin <2 (<17 uIU/mL)
Overall for the past couple of weeks I have felt the most fatigued and stressed than I ever have. There have been no big life changes or any reason to be stressed. With what I have learned it seems these symptoms along with the low cortisol, low body temps sure sounds like Adrenal Fatigue?
In getting my bloodwork results this week I gave my Dr. one more shot in working with me on these issues. But again - he was hesitant to achnowledge any type of hormone/thyroid issues. So I will be working with the Compound Pharmacy moving forward and with a Dr. they reccomened. I have an appt. this week to discuss a further course of action.
My current Supplementaion is as follows:
Vitamin D3 - 5000iu/day
Vitamin C - 2000mg/day
Drenamin (Adrenal Support)
Cataplex B (Adrenal Support)
Reacted Zinc - 54mg/day
DHEA - 25mg/day
Iodine w/Kelp - 150 mcg/day
HCL w/Pepsin - only at dinner to aid with digestion.
I have yet to begin using Isocort that was mentioned by PureChance, But have read alot about it and it seems to be highly reccomended by many. I will discuss at my appoitment this week.
I did the sea salt test and did feel a big rush. I have read on a few Adrenal Fatigue websites where they reccomend drinking a glass of water each day containing some Sea Salt.
Should I increase my Iodine supplementation?
Estradiol of 35 looks to be within range???
DHEA and Ferratin are even lower than the previous test results which is concerning.
DHEA Supplementaion - Should I increase dosage to 50mg/day? I have been taking 25mg/day for 1.5 months.
Diet - I eat healthy foods but have always had a severe lack of appitite. This coupled with my issues of feeling bloated after eating meals has resulted in not eating as often as I should. Using the HCL has certainly helped but I only have used it at dinner since its my biggest meal of the day. . I have read that the dosage should be determined by how much you can take without feeling a burning sensation. Then take one less pill. My current dosage is 1000 mg (4 pills) and I have yet to feel a burning sensation but have not increased the dosage. Should I increase and can/should I take it at other times of the day? For example drinking a protein shake instantly gets me bloated.
I realize theres alot of info & questions here but I’ll appreciate any feedback. Thanks