OK, Here’s an update…
I’ve did the ELISA test for Lyme antibodies, which was negative. Reading up, this test is only 50-60% accurate and the Western Blot test is a much better test. Not sure if Ill get it or not.
I also finally got my Cortisol test done (waiting for results by mail) but when the nurse called me, it was in the middle of the normal range. It was done at 8am.
I had an issue with my prescription, so I’ve been off of HRT for about 14 days. After about 5 days, I got my script situation fixed and I thought I would experiment. After 8 days my fingers started to feel better and some of the brain fog stuff has been better. There’s been a few days that I felt pretty good. There must of been a sweet spot in there. I’m not sure if I’ve “restarted” or my system likes more E2 than the 25, my last test showed. However, I’ve yet to verify if it was the sensitive test, although the range would indicate it was and some of my old aces and pains have come back.
I went to a rheumatologist, he put me through a series of tests, results are attached below the nurse said everything looked normal except my vitamin D and prescribed me a “megadose” of 50,000 IUs of D2 once per week. This surprised me since I do take 5,000 IUs of D3 5 days a week typically. I had ran out the weeks leading up to the Rheumatologist visit. I usually take 10K IUs of D3 5 days / week in the winter.
Still convinced I may have a thyroid issue because of the soreness around my neck (again, I had a CT scan in october 2015 and an MRI in march of 2016, drs have said my thyroid has looked fine). Some times it feels like I have a tight turtle neck on. My last Thyroid panel was pretty good (see thread above for results). I started to think perhaps parathyroid? I’m surprised PTH is not included in a complete Thyroid panel. I read up on it, and typically high calcium is an indication. I looked at my last 3 calcium tests, all three labcorp:
2012 - 9.7 (Range 8.7 - 10.2)
2013 - 9.6
2/2016 - 10.0
3/2016 - 9.6
When I was reading the info sheet from my D2 prescription, it mentions parathyroid a lot. Thought that was interesting. I’ve read d3 is better for you that d2, not sure if its the same thing.
Anything jump out to anyone? Should I start the clomid/Adex back up targeting a higher E2 number? Maybe I’m an over-responder Think I should get my parathyroid checked? Anyone with some insight in the D2 vs D3?
-Tenderness at the base of my neck / tendon and muscle area
-Pain in my adams apple / area
Edit - Added labs and tagged @KSman