I've had a few hospital appointments to see an endocrinologist this year as having had an 80% thyroidectomy 20 years ago, feeling tired, cold and fat it was my belief that I'd gone under active. My blood tests were borderline, but they also determined that I was very vitamin D and B12 depleted.
Since taking my vitamins I've felt much better and was a bit surprised when I got a recall appointment yesterday. So off I went and saw a very charming young registrar who's first question to me was "Are you taking contraception?" Well, I like to think I look younger than my years, but replied somewhat startled that I'm 60 years old! So then he asked how about HRT? Yes I do take HRT and it's in my medical notes. He then explained that they'd had abnormal blood test results back from my last visit and had recalled me because they indicated a pituitary gland problem, but not to worry as the results are explained by the HRT and the last doctor I saw had omitted to take that into account.
Well I hope that's right - anyone know?
no idea, sorry, but I hope you're ok, and feeling less tired!
No idea and can't offer any advice, but I'm glad the vitamins are helping you feel a bit better.
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I'm surprised he didn't have you take a B-12 injection and prescription vitamin D if it was depleted badly? Don't you just love when they ask about contraception, I get it to and I'm in my 30's without the required parts to reproduce, lol. HRT can askew some tests, at least that's what I've been told (I think it can make it registrar higher number for some things), I'm not allowed to take it at all due to it possibly aggravating or bringing back my original problem.
Glad you're feeling better.
Yes, I was threatened with the B12 injections, but was told to take a daily pill for a month first which fortunately brought the level back up and I've continued on taking that. They prescribed 20,000 units of vitamin D to be taken once a week for 16 weeks to bring that level back up, which my GP told me to take again this autumn until the day light hours lengthen again. I've actually taken hrt for 21 years now since I was left with no oestrogen after having thyroid disease and started turning into mindless zombie lol!
B12 injections aren't so bad if you ever have to have them. I had them, just be prepared to be superwoman it's like having extra energy. My illness is estrogen fed, endometriosis so estrogen is not good for me.
I like the idea of feeling like superwoman! Your situation doesn't sound so good though - hope it doesn't cause you too much pain xx
I would call up your endocrinologist and ask him to explain. Isn't he the one that ordered the test? If not, that's the dr I'd talk to!
I am missing 1/2 my thyroid from a cancer surgery. Am on meds to fool the other side. I was told this time...NOT to take my pill in the AM. But to take it as soon as I got home! Weird...cuz last year this same Dr., who is now retiring, told me it was okay if I missed even 5 days!!!! Guess now that I have a nodule on the remaining thryoid, it's different!
Seeing all being okay! Would think that they'd want you in for more testing if they suspected something!
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