I posted a bit ago seeking guidance about thryroid testing. I just read a copy of my results (I had asked for a copy of ALL blood test results but only got this blurb)--TSH 0.450-4.500 1.790, 7/22/2010. Do not have a clue what this means. Meanwhile, I have more blood work (fasting) the following week. A day or 2 later I get a call telling me that I need to go on cholesterol lowering drugs (I refused--I need to figure out how to do this without another wretched drug) and that my VIT D levels are very low and need to take 2,000 iu's of VIT D. I immediately stopped taking VIT D 3 after I had the high calcium result. But then I began the VIT D 3 after I was told that I had low VIT D. With 1,000 iu's in my multi and the extra 2,000 I addede by capsule I am now taking 3,000 iu's of VIT D 3. BUT--Is D 3 the same as VIT D without a number on the end? Another number I got was 17.2 for Cortisol. The nurse said this is normal. Anyhow, all of this is done hurriedly on the phone--no lab orders and no lab results on paper except the thyroid test. I will be sending a fax to my dr's office requesting everything on paper. I just cannot manage my thoughts on these things when relying on memory. I am feeling frustrated, confused, overwhelmed and disheartened. I cannot figure out how I am ever going to gain just a bit of control over my healthcare when the providers do such a poor job of helping and already low functioning human being. I asked for the various tests Jaminhealth suggested in regard to thyroid. It is clear that, while the dr. said she was requesting all of these tests, only one test was done. The same test they have done for years and years. So, anyone know about the difference between VIT D and VIT D-3? One more thing, my pharmacy does not carry the VIT D. Thanks in advance to all who respond.