Wonky blood test results

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by kat211, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. kat211

    kat211 New Member

    So, I am waiting for a call from my pcp b/c my blood test results came in yesterday and I have a problem with them. My triglycerides came back as being high and the nurse who left the message told me the dr wanted me to stop eating fast, fried, and fatty foods to get the numbers down. Ok, that is all well and good, but I do not eat fast, fried, or fatty foods. In fact, I was told by the nutritionist at my pcp office that I eat better than she does! I have also greatly reduced my meat intake to 3 -3oz servings a week and very rarely eat red meat. The only carbs I usually have are my morning bowl of oatmeal with nuts and blueberries. I also don't eat sugar. I have to go to the market 2 times a week just to make sure we have enough fresh fruits and veggies. I am a bit concerned now.

    I had to look up what triglycerides were, and I'm worried about my thyroid now. Of course this would explain the 60lbs I have put on in the past 11 months. Any suggestions? Any advice or things I should ask my dr about? I know some have talked about armour on here, but what is that really?

    Uggh, if it isn't one thing it's another.

  2. Juloo

    Juloo Member

    I like how your doctor's nurse assumed that your problem was your diet. You will need to be very specific with your doctor about your situation and have your doctor open his mind to other possibilities. I wouldn't stress about it, though.

    One time my fasting blood sugar came back at 47. (Normal is...what, 70-90?) Nobody called me. It was only me, requesting a copy of the results, who saw the number. I called the doctor's office and was put through to his nurse who told me, "You need to be more careful with your insulin dosing -- you're taking too much."

    That's all well and good, but I am not diabetic, nor am I taking insulin.

    After I told her that, she didn't know what to say, and suggested I schedule an appointment. Then I had an A1c test that came back fine (showing I did not have high blood sugar within the past several months). Then...nothing.

    Apparently I didn't fit their 'easy fix' profile, so that was as far as they could take me.

    I figured out on my own that I have reactive hypoglycemia, and now I make sure I have a small snack every 2 hours, so I don't get dips like that.

    We're just not easily defined -- you sound like you have a great handle on your eating. Make sure your doctor has the background to address other issues, not just order tests, but know what to do about the results. I would definitely educate myself on cholesterol issues, especially around the issue of thyroid -- and especially if you've gained 60 lbs! Do some research on specific thyroid tests that catch a wider range of deficiencies. Who knows, thyroid meds might be just what you need.

    Let us know what happens.
    [This Message was Edited on 07/30/2010]
  3. kat211

    kat211 New Member

    My drs office is usually really good about calling back to. I think the new nurse who took my call put me at the bottom of the pile b/c she was upset with me for getting short with her and telling her I wanted to talk to the dr and not her b/c she didn't know my history and kept telling me it had to be my fat filled diet. If i could have smacked her through the phone I would have.

    Well, it looks like I have the weekend to do some research to present to my dr to prove it isn't my diet and to see what else she will do b/f I have to go to yet another specialist. I'm already seeing 5 different docs, not including the lady Dr, so I don't really want to add another. That and I have more medical professionals in my phone book than friends.

    I'll let y'all know what happens on Monday. If you have anymore suggestions or resources feel free to let me know.

    Jamin, thanks, I briefly checked out that site and I will be looking at it in more depth tomorrow.