My LAB results
- 04-18-2007, 02:47 PM
My LAB results
symptoms: fatigue, severe ED/PE and many other sexual related problems, anxiety, slightly depression, can gain muscle fairly easily, but always have a bloated stomach that i cant seem to get rid of
cause: probably due to a life time of poor eating habits and abusing OTC supplements along with drugs/alcohol during high school years.
I just started 25mcg of Synthyroid 4 days ago.
total T : 400 (241-827)
Serum T : 361 (241-827)
Prolactin: 10.3 (2.1 - 17.1)
Estradiol: 13 (0 - 53)
LH: 2.0 (1.5 - 9.3)
FSH: 4.2 (1.4 - 18.1)
Dhea Salvia - 7.2 (2 - 23)
morning cortisol - 9.2 (3.7 - 9.5)
TSH - 7.2 (.4 - 5.5)
thyroid antibodies - positive > hashmotos
FT4 - 1.2 (.8 - 1.8)
i will be finding out day/night cortisol along with FT3 and i should be getting results back tommorow for Total, FRee T
- 04-18-2007, 03:27 PM
04-18-2007, 03:43 PM
Looks like first thing to get control of.
this is probably the last TSH test that you want to spend mony on
Usually Armour thyroid is a way to go not Syntroid.
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You may keep my little table as a reference on FreeT3 levels.
Usually you aim for top 1/3 (3.8)
3.825 <--FT3 start of upper 25%
3.667 <--FT3 start of upper 33%
3.350 <--FT3 start of upper 50%
68.42 <--my current 2.9 puts me %% from the top =100-(2.9-2.3)/(4.2-2.3)*100
21.05 <-- 3.8 would put me %% from the top =100-(3.8-2.3)/(4.2-2.3)*100
04-18-2007, 03:46 PM
is my hypothyroidism causing most of my "problems"
my T looks so low for someone of my age.
it seems i'lll know how my adrenals are when i get my cortisol results back, but my DHEA seemed a bit low?
i had to spend money on my test b/c my doctor "LH, FSH is for women, Free T3 is out of date, ARmour is dangerous and outdated, your testosterone looks fine"
04-18-2007, 04:02 PM
04-18-2007, 04:20 PM
04-19-2007, 10:04 AM
free T was 15.45pg/ml / 4.28%, thats a high percent...
interesting how my Total is low but free seems to be ok?
i may set up an appt. with dr. shippen, his office is only 5 miles from me. but i dont know if i need anything like that yet?
04-19-2007, 06:11 PM
04-19-2007, 09:21 PM
well, im trying but dr. shippen doesnt deal with insurance, it could be extremely expensive, plus my low T could be solved with some cortisol and armour?
is dr. shippen good with thyroid and adrenal problems as well, is so then i would consider making an appt. ?
04-20-2007, 08:47 AM
04-20-2007, 09:13 AM
04-20-2007, 10:57 AM
pardon my ignorance/stupidity.... doesnt deal with insurance??
what the frig is that, clearly different than in canada...it seems he(or anyone) may get more patients if they "deal" with insurance??
why woudnt they?
04-20-2007, 11:50 AM
i guess you just have to send the bill into your insurance, then hoping they'll cover it
anyone here see dr. shippen before and can varify????
04-20-2007, 12:27 PM
04-20-2007, 04:06 PM
It isn't incrediably expensive. Just initially. The initial few doctor visits are expensive, but from what i hear after everything is straightened out appointments/bloodwork are only a few per year.
Actual costs of drugs are still covered with insurance, even if DR involved doesnt accept insurance, he writes scripts, you can get drugs anywhere at pharmacy.
04-21-2007, 12:03 PM
04-21-2007, 12:08 PM
A lot of it is covered by insurance. It's just that you have to pay the doc up front and submit your own claim to your insurance. A lot of health plans cover the labs, which are the biggest bite. If you have to pay out of pocket, the labs for the initial evaluation can cost thousands.
Dr. John, when he knows that somebody is paying out-of pocket for labs does everything he can to keep the lab expenses down.
04-22-2007, 06:51 AM
04-22-2007, 10:56 AM
04-22-2007, 11:39 AM
well i got an appointment with Dr. Shippen. im looking forward to seeing what all the hype is about : )
04-22-2007, 11:54 AM
04-22-2007, 12:00 PM
yes i will be paying out of my pocket intially, but im hoping my insurance will cover a large percent of the bill i will send to them. i believe the first office visit is 525$
04-22-2007, 12:57 PM
Which works for steroid hormones. You can also get a thyroid panel from the urine but there is an additional charge over the $225. He still needs blood work for chemistry, CBC, peptide hormones, etc. Even with the 24 hour urine, you are still looking at several hundred in bloodwork.
04-22-2007, 01:16 PM
04-22-2007, 01:22 PM
04-22-2007, 01:46 PM
Good luck with Dr. Shippen. When is your appt? Let us know if you got your insurance to cover it or not. I would be curios. The more I read the more I think I may need to go see DR. John or Shippin. I will see what KU Med says first.
04-22-2007, 02:05 PM
04-26-2007, 03:57 PM
im currently taking like vitmin C, E, Zinc, Mag, MSM, adrenal extracts
im on 1/2 grain armour
Salvia/Blood SPOT ZRT RESULTS
TSH: 3.9 uU/ml (.5 – 3.0)
TPO: 1826 lU/ml (0-150)
FT4: 3.6 ng/dL (0.7 – 2.5)
FT3: 3.6 pg/ml (2.5 – 6.5)
Cortisol Morning 8.6 ng/ml ( 3.7 – 9.5)
Cortisol Noon 1.0 ng/ml (1.2 – 3.0)
Cortisol Evening 1.9 ng/ml ( 0.6 – 1.9)
Cortisol Night 0.6 ng/ml (0.4 – 1.0)
DHEA 13.7 ng/ml (2 – 23)
Progesterone 64 ng/ml (12-100)
what you think i need todo?
how do these results effect my blood work from above?
04-26-2007, 05:47 PM
Different rules probably apply.
Just mathematics for FreeT3:
FT3: 3.6 pg/ml (2.5 – 6.5)
You are at the bottom 27.5% long way up.
You are not even in top half.
You want to be at 5.5pg/ml and then look around for other things, like what is the FreeT4 level (currently high).
Again, I am not sure how the saliva works.
The numbers are just mathematics.
5.5 <--FT3 start of upper 25%
5.2 <--FT3 start of upper 33%
4.5 <--FT3 start of upper 50%
04-26-2007, 09:32 PM
should i be taking armour?
what causing my beat testosterone levels?
how do i increase my T levels, not have ED?
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