« on: January 16, 2014, 07:13:05 am »
I have been browsing (found the site during a Google search somehow) and have found the info to be great. I am mostly interested in Adrenal and Thyroid function as well as Inflammation.
I am concerned with those areas as I have most of the symptoms of metabolic syndrome besides the Triglycerides which are normal. I had blood work taken 6 months ago, but unfortunately...I neglected to FAST. So, much of the results may or may not be correct. I just did two sets of recent blood work through.
The first one was just Thyroid Bloodwork, my results:
TSH: 4.95 (.450-4.50)
T4: 6.2 (4.5-12.0)
FT4: 1.18 (.82-1.77)
Reverse T3: 13.7 (9.2-24.1)
T3: 117 (71-180)
FT3: 3.8 (2.0-4.4)
The 2nd is a very comprehensive blood test that was ordered by my doctor. I should have those results in 2 weeks and will post them up then. If it's anything like my last blood work, there will be FLAGS in several places. I have also ordered Cortisol/DHEA Saliva test online and should have those results in about 2 weeks as well.
A few months ago, I did Saliva Cortisol/DHEA test, my results:
Cortisol Morning: 8
Cortisol Noon: 3.45
Cortisol Evening: 1.50
Cortisol Night: 1.14
A couple of things from my last blood work (again, it wasn't fasted so not sure how accurate some of the numbers are) stood out. Insulin was EXTREMELY high and Glucose was high (of course...it wasn't fasted). HDL was quite low. LDL was slightly high. TSH was high, but not as high as the recent test (4.63 instead of the 4.95 that it is now). In contrast, T4, FT4 and T3 were all lower in this recent test. Ferritin was EXTREMELY high...more than double what is normal (it was 316). My ALT/GPT was high (57). I am usually on doctor prescribed TRT, but he had me go off (take a break) so that I might feel better than I was. While OFF TRT (immediately after a run of Clomid and HCG), my numbers were:
Free Testosterone: 12.74
My blood pressure has been an issue for years and I, unfortunately, let it go for years until I did anything about it. I've tried a couple of types over the last few months, but my last reading was 179/111....way too high. I have just picked up Benicar 20mg tablets and I think this should do the trick...hopefully. There is research about this type that shows that it's one of the best BP meds for those suffering with Metabolic Syndrome/Insulin Resistance/Inflammation. Hopefully my body will tolerate it and that my BP will lower...
Anyway, that's it for now. I'll have more Blood Work and Saliva Cortisol/DHEA tests in 2 weeks. Thanks for all the great info and glad to be a part of this forum:)