Low Thyroid discovery
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|Tue, 08-24-2010 - 4:33pm|
Now, in order to do the blood work, I had to fast for 12 hours. So Monday, I finally got to the local lab and had my blood work done.
WELL>> my blood work came back today and the Gyno nurse called me. All of my blood counts and electrolytes came back "beautiful". I had nice overall cholesterol and triglyceride levels. My HDL level however was a little low. She suggested more exercise to raise that.
Here's the distressing part. She said there were two Thyroid tests done. One level came back normal and the other very low. She suggested I call my family doctor (who received a copy of the blood test results) and get on some Thyroid medicine as soon as possible.
The Ladies from the Menopause & Peri CafÃ© told me I should come over here with my questions.
PLEASE give me some advice. I'm worried now. My mother said my grandmother (her mom) had Thyroid problems. Am I looking at a lifetime of pills? Is this one of those diseases that if you don't take meds you could have a seizure or end up in the hospital? Can I choose not to go on meds? I'm going to call the doctor in a day or two. Any advice would be very much appreciated....