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Dr appt

November 10th, 2011 at 02:37 pm

I had my dr appt after all my labwork finally came in yesterday. Good news and bad, or less good Smile

The good news is she is taking me off one of my diabetes medicines - woohoo! She was very happy with my A1c number. The bad news is I have some odd test results on my thyroid. The reverse T3 number is high, which basically means my tyroid is messed up. But this test is new so insurance companies don't go by the results. I have to be refered to an endocrinologist to get this treated. So I need to wait for that.

I've had horrible itching on my legs and a terrible rash so the dr had me tested for allergies and the number came back very high. She put me on prednesone for 3 - 5 days, gave me a cream to use and sleeping pills. All of that cost $33.96, however I got my prescriptions filled at King Soopers and they put $75 on my card for filling there and I got 150 gas points. So I came out ahead. I started the prednesone yesterday and had a horrible night. Don't know if it was coincidence or what, but I had diaharria and a sinus headache, didn't get to sleep till I gave in and took a sinus pill at 6 this morning. I didn't want to take the sleeping pill she gave me, because I felt like I might throw up and this pill supposedly knocks you out, didn't want to take the chance of not waking up. Because of the lack of sleep, and taking the meds my BP was high this morning and my Blood glucose was 191! Way too high. I got it down to 74 after breakfast, supplements and walking. My BP is back to normal also.

My last issue was my cholesterol. Good news and bad again. My HDL was up to 56 and my trigs where down to 105. Both improvements. My LDL was higher, 189, but it is the Pattern A type LDL, which means it is the large fluffy kind, which is mostly benign. However, they always want to put you on statins when your LDL is high, regardless of the pattern. I refused. I did agree to start taking Niacin though. So I got rid of one prescription and added another one. Still I'm down from 6 prescriptions to 3 now, and Niacin is really a vitamin and not a drug.

I finished reading the following library books.

Silk is for seduction by Loretta Chase. Romance - very good.

Taken by the Prince by Christina Dodd. Romance - very good also.

2 Responses to “Dr appt”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about the allergies. Hope you continue with your health successes.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    Hope you feel better soon!

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