Hello, I was hoping to get some insight from the Paleo World into my recent results. Background: 27yo M, Athlete 2 practices a day, low energy/depression/poor sleep due to anxiety, paleo(not strict) for a year, before that vegan/raw vegan for 3 years, no meds
HEMATOLOGY Hb 150 g/L Hct 0,47 L/L WBC 5.4 X10*9/L RBC 5.02 X10*12/L MCV 93 fl MCH 30 pg MCHC 321 g/L RandomDistributionWidth 12 %CV Platelets 194 X10**9/L
Neutrophils 2.8 X10*9/L Lymphocytes 2.1 X10*9/L Monocytes 0.4 X10*9/L Eosinophils 0.1 X10*9/L Basophils 0.0 X10**9/L
BIOCHEMISTRY FBS 4.4 mmol/L Cr 103 umol/L eGFR 75 ml/min/1.73m*2
CHOL 5.82 mmol/L TG 0.69 mmol/L HDL 1.88 mmol/L LDL 3.63 mmol/L
ALP 67 U/L CK 349 U/L
ALT 15 U/L Ferritin 74 ug/L TSH 3.92 mIU/L B12 467 pmol/L
Bioavailable Testosterone - TO FOLLOW - should have it this week.
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on August 07, 2012
at 02:38 AM
AG Im sorry you are dealing with anxiety and depression.
Knowing your Free Testosterone level will be useful for sure.
Some of your lab values don't make sense to me since the units are different than what I am used to however I do wonder about your thyroid. Your TSH is a bit on the high end of normal (I think) not positive but pretty sure its in range but slightly high). That may or may not be a problem but since you have two common symptoms of low thyroid and your TSH is a bit high-ish - I personally think you should have Free T4 and Free T3 checked.
Do you have other symptoms of low thyroid besides low energy, depression and anxiety. I know these can be from many things but they are VERY common with low thyroid.
Dry skin Losing hair inability to lose weight and or slow metabolism Tendency toward constipation Brain fog, poor memory There are many many others too.
on August 07, 2012
at 03:19 AM
I'm not an expert but I can say speak from my experience..If I ate the amount of sugar and carbs you eat, which you said are 4-6 pieces of fruit a day, 1-2 sweet potatoes, chocolate I would need to sleep 12 hours instead of 7 hours and would be depressed and sluggish as well. I'd recommend doing a strict paleo diet for a couple of months, limiting carbs and sugar (fruit max 2 a day) and see how you feel. Sugar and carbs really affect my mood, sleep and digestion. Even having more than 1 serving of root vegetables. It might be worth a shot to cut them out and see if it makes a difference.