I had blood work done earlier this week and today had an appointment with the primary doctor to review the labs. Over all I’m doing okay. Just a few tweaks here and there.
My A1C was 6.5 which means the diabetes medication is working. He was really please with this as he thought it was going to be higher. I actually did too, my morning BG is hovering around 160. He mentioned something about my liver kicking in at night and causing my sugar to go up. He also said that if I kept up the with the weight loss he could see me off these medications. That’s my goal.
My TSH (thyroid simulating hormone) was 0.01. Normal is between 0.3 – 3. So yeah, too much medicine. So we are cutting back on that. This could explain quite a few of my complaints. Always hot, sweating constantly, rapid heart beat, fatigue, dizziness and being unsteady. This also can effect swelling in my legs and feet. On water pills for that…don’t forget the potassium “horse pills” I have to take because I’m peeing all the time.
My Vitamin D was also low. Hmm…I get some sun, granted I don’t like to be out too long. (thyroid) I have been eating more veggies and like cheese so why is my vitamin d so low? He wants me to start taking 1000 units and go from there.
Oh, I also lost over 20lbs from my last visit 4 weeks ago. Lots of it is water, but it’s still weight. The overdosing of thyroid meds could be helping with that too.
Other than that, he was happy with how things are progressing. I did make an appointment with my endocrinologist to keep up with my Hashimoto’s thyroid and diabetes. I know that my thyroid likes to go up and down more than normal and I should have kept up with it. Bad Jeanne!
I’m hoping that over the next few months I can get some of the energy back and stability. Unfortunately, I know that with thyroid issues it can take up to 6 weeks before things settle in.