Hello! I'm a 29 year old female of healthy weight and activity levels. I have been paleo for nearly two years, and began seeing a functional medicine doc last year for acne, suspected leaky gut issues, etc. I just had my third round of blood work (done every 6 months), and am disappointed that certain things have gotten worse. I definitely feel like my immune system is overactive - earlier this year I all of a sudden was allergic to everything I put on my skin. I could not wear any makeup, and had to throw away everything I put on my face. Since then, I've done 1 month+ autoimmune protocol paleo and things have calmed way down. This was a couple months ago. Lately, my energy has been pretty meh, and although my acne has improved, I still feel like my skin's general appearance does not reflect my age or lifestyle. Here are the lab numbers that are concerning me:
Test - May 2012 / Nov 2012 / May 2013 / (Functional Range)
Triglycerides - 91 / 46 / 55 (75-100)
Glucose - 80 / 83 / 80 (85-100)
LDH - 128 / 126 / 111 (140-180)
Total Bilirubin - 1.4 / 1.3 / 1.5 (0.2-1.2)
WBC - 4.5 / 4.4 / 4.8 (5.0-8.0)
RBC - 4.78 / 4.82 / 4.61 (3.9-4.5)
Lymphocytes - 50.4 / 51.2 / 47.1 (25-40)
Eosinophils - 2.9 / 2 / 3.2 (<3)
Ferritin - 17 / 22 / 14 (30-122)
TSH - 2.08 / 1.37 / 1.48 (1.8-3.0)
T4 - 11.5 / 7.6 / 6.4 (6-12)
T3 - 91 / 91 / 59 (100-180)
T3 Uptake - 25 / 32 / 32 (28-38)
Thyroglobulin Antibody - <20 / -- / <20 (<20)
TPO - <10 / -- / <10 (<10)
Direct Bilirubin - -- / -- / 0.3 (<0.2)
It's a pretty thorough panel, so I didn't include everything but most of what I didn't include checked out okay. Thanks for any input/advice!
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on May 17, 2013
at 12:22 AM
You are fatigued because you're anemic. Your ferritin is extremely low
Began taking dessicated liver capsules or eat grass-fed, organic liver several times weekly
on October 22, 2014
at 02:47 AM
Hi there! I would love to help from a naturopathic doctors perspective.
Definitley looks like something is going on with your immune system over the last 3 tests. Eosinophils are rising, indicating increase in allergic activity (evident in your skin reactions). And triglycerides are on a downward trend which can indicate suceptibility to autoimmune issues.
I would investigate further, leaky gut and adrenal fatigue. And make sure the treatments for both are complete and targeted at the underlying issues. More info is needed to figure this out. But this should put you on the right track.