My most recent blood work is from 10-08-2005:
Iron, B12, & Folate from 11-05-2004: http://plaza.ufl.edu/tomblin/running/iron%20-%20b12%20-%20folate%2010-29-2004.gif
CBC 10-29-2004: http://plaza.ufl.edu/tomblin/running/bloodwork%2010-29-2004.gif
Blood Work 10-15-2004: http://plaza.ufl.edu/tomblin/running/bloodwork%2010-15-2004.gif
Hemocrit values from the 3 records I have are: 37.4%, 39.8%, and 42.5%. Can?t help you with the rest of the tests, my doctor doesn?t seem interested in running anymore. He thinks the problem is depression, while he maybe right, I believe depression is a side-effect of the problems, not the cause.
I first went to my doctor in October 2004 complaining about constant hunger, thirst, frequent urination, lack of energy / concentration. After running blood work he didn?t see anything interesting. Most interesting to me, WBC, RBC, and Platelet count were all below the reference range. Triglycerides came back at 60, with cholesterol at 121 (HDL 55).
Two weeks later I repeated the CBC. Again, low WBC, RBC, Hemoglobin, Hemacrit, etc. Did an iron, b12/folate panel a week later, if anything B12 came back high because I?d been taking a B12 supplement.
In March 2005 he finally talked me into trying anti-depressants. Sure I was depressed, I felt like shit, was lethargic & couldn?t concentrate. This is also when I took up lifting, which is one of the only things that brings joy and pleasure into my life. Before that I was an underweight endurance athlete. I?ve given up running for the most part because of constant injuries. I still ride, which I refuse to give up, in 2005 I logged 4300 miles.
So far I?ve tried Prozac, Lexapro, Wellbutrin, & Effexor, they have helped somewhat but each one I?ve had to quit due to side effects. I gained 40 lbs on Lexapro: http://plaza.ufl.edu/tomblin/running/ssri-snri.jpg during which I was lifting, unfortunately all the gains visually were fat. For 10 weeks straight I gained ? lb / day. My strength went up almost nil during the time. Ended up going from an extremely man-arexic 135 lbs to a still man-arexic170 lbs with a little belly & bitch tits.
My problems all date back to Christmas 2003. I got a Tantia Bodyfat scale for Christmas and started weighing myself & recording my weight. At first it was a source of amusement, then it got me to start eating healthier, taking better care of myself. For the first 6 months in 2004 my weight was fairly steady in the 155 range. From that summer to March 2005 it had dropped down to 134 lbs. The weight loss wasn?t unexpected, I took up running in early 2004, ran a marathon in October. I was averaging around 35 miles a week running along with cycling.
March 2005 I was sick & tired of feeling like shit, so I started eating more. For the first month or two I started gaining slowly, but surely. Then I started gaining rapidly, which finally settling around 170 lbs: http://plaza.ufl.edu/tomblin/running/weight%202004%20-%202005.jpg For the past 5 months or so I?ve just been maintaining.
I realize the evil of my ways. I have paid for them in more ways than you can ever imagine. My health, school, family, finances, and relationships have all suffered.
The above is a little bit more than you needed to know, but it?ll let you know where I?m coming from. I just want to be healthy.
The question at hand is still: WTF is up with the constant thirst, frequent urination, and insatiable hunger?
What additional tests should I demand & why? I need to be better educated before I go back to the doctors.