Okay, Hackers...I need your sleuthing!
So on the good side, my cholesterol numbers were much better than in the past. My LDL dropped about 40 points, so my breakdown looks like this now:
HDL: 57 LDL: 123 Trigs: 73
Yes, my HDL could be higher, but it's better than 50, so I'll take it for now, as I'm a work in progress.
My TSH went up to 3.29, with Free T3 at 3.34pg/mL and Free T4 at 1.25 ng/dL. That wasn't great.
Now for the crazy stuff: my blood glucose was at 82 (at 12 hours fast), but my insulin was at 17.5. My hemoglobin was 15.3 and hemaocrit was at 44.4, but my ferritin was 15, at the low end of the range.
What is going on???
asked byHeather_4 (384)
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on March 27, 2012
at 08:42 PM
One really interesting thing I find with folks is that there can be bloodwork numbers that defy rationalization - and that is because they are a SNAPSHOT of where you are RIGHT NOW - and if your body is in the middle of some change, they can reflect that change - but it won't make sense on a logical level.
Is your body detoxing anything? When was the last time you ate any crap (sugar, refined flour, alcohol, things that don't work for you...)? Are you going through any hormonal change? Been dehydrated lately? There are so many factors...
Bloodwork numbers fluctuate depending on the state of your body - and if you're really going to be into following the numbers, then have a couple more panels done over a few weeks and compare them.
on March 27, 2012
at 11:04 PM
Nothing real crazy, maybe a little unusual. Mid normal glucose with high normal insulin. You may have some insulin resistance causing it to be at the high end. You said you are a work in progress. Give it some time. There can also be some day to day fluctuation in either. See what happens with more progress and your next test.
Ferritin is a measure of stored iron. Your hemoglobin and hematocrit should be normal unless the ferritin is low.