Tests Are In …

I posted before that I’ve been having some medical tests.

And that I’m seeing an endocrinologist to treat hypothyroid.

Some of you may have seen my tweet about getting a growth hormone test.

Turns out I’m deficient in human growth hormone.  This may explain why I have less strength, stamina, and endurance than I used to have. I have met with my doc to discuss treatment, and am starting it soon. I’m not sure how long it will take to show improvement.

I am finding that having hormone deficiencies that cause fatigue, muscle loss, anxiety, and depression can be similar to simply having depression in that it’s hard to get help when you’re fatigued and depressed. Especially when the deficiencies came on relatively slowly and gradually.

There will be more tests, such as an MRI of my pituitary gland. I’ve got potential posts in my brain about various things related to the tests and new doctors and so on. But right now, it’s still the busiest time of year at work. It gets dark about 4pm every afternoon. At least I know why I’m so tired.







6 responses to “Tests Are In …”

  1. kprofou Avatar

    Wow, the test lasts 4 hours? How’d you get your doctor to test you? Was the test covered by insurance?

    1. Living 400lbs Avatar

      My endocrinologist saw something off in the human growth indicator on my endocrine test results, so she ordered the test. This was after i responded well to thyroid medication.

      I also have normal-to-low blood sugar & my cholesterol is great.

  2. Mike S. Avatar
    Mike S.

    I’m glad you have treatment, and you at least know intellectually that there’s a biological source for what’s messing with your moods and energy level.

    And I love the winter holiday season, but this darkness outside by 5:30 just makes me want to sleep from about 7 PM until 7 AM. Unfortunately for me my kids don’t feel the same.

  3. closetpuritan Avatar

    Tricky healthy problems are tricky. Good luck!

  4. tehomet Avatar

    I’m glad you’re getting closer to figuring it all out.

    Wishing you and your husband and loved ones a lovely holiday season.

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