Saturday, June 18, 2016
And the results are in
I called earlier in the week, setting up an appointment to see my Internist this past Thursday; chief complaint: fatigue. It started about a month ago, really bad just before my period (I had just previously had an ovarian cyst rupture on it's own.. No real issue other than feeling lousy on night, sending me to bed. I was much better the next day. Tests confirmed that it's gone.). Napping every afternoon has become a pattern. Although I had blood work done in early May, my vitamin D levels weren't checked. My initial thoughts were that the premenstrual fatigue was due to recent gyno issues, and subsequent fatigue was due to vitamin D dropping again.
5 blood tests were run: thryoid/Lyme disease, vit D, CBC. Costs for tests and MD appointment: $0.
Results: all normal except my vit D dropped down to 21 (was 28 at the last reading) AND my iron is low. Sigh.
Additionally, MD wants to do a sleep study to rule out sleep apnea. Ok, I've hit my deductible, let's do it.
Good news is that I've lost 11 lbs since I saw her in November. I am doing something right. : )