View Full Version : Lab reults and weird episode/symptoms this morning??

03-16-2012, 09:05 AM
So this is what I sent to my rheumy this morning as a heads up on my lupie status lol...Tell me what you think??

ESR- 4 NORM=0-20
Albumin- 4.8 NORM=3.6-5.1
Glucose,Plasma- 66 NORM=65-99 (Fasting Reference Range)
CK, Total- 113 NORM=29-143
T4,Free,Non-Dialysis- 1.4 NORM=0.8-1.8
TSH- 1.54 NORM=0.40-4.50
C-Reative Protein- <1mg/L (<8)
*C3,Serum- 85 NORM=90-180
*C4,Serum- 15 NORM=16-47

Urinalysis was all normal minus the following:
*Hemoglobin A1C- 5.7% NORM=<5.7%

<5.7%- Decreased risk of diabetes
5.7-6.0%- Increased risk of diabetes
6.1-6.4%- Higher risk of diabetes
> or = 6.5%- Consistent with diabetes

Tissue Transglutaminase AB IGA- <3 U/mL

<5- Negative
5-8- Equivocal
>8- Positive

Complement, Total (CH50)- 55 NORM=31-60

I also wanted to let you know I had a strange episode this morning. I took the 7.5mg dose of prednisone this morning rather than adding to the 4.5mg of what I took yesterday and afterwards I started getting a little dizzy and I figured it might be due to needing to eat since I had only had milk with it. So, I ate something and drank some water but it only got worse. I got dizzy and really pale and was shakey,weak and nauseous and then my stomach started cramping. I ended up having a bowel movement and I had just had one earlier that morning that was looser as they have been. This was the worst one yet and after that my body settled down and I felt better. Of course it caused a bit of anxiety from it happening so quickly but besides being tired after 8 hours of sleep and still a little shakey, slight headache and having a rash on my face i feel "better" from all those symptoms. Shortly after that happened I started feeling hungry again. Food just seems to move too quickly through my system and I'm not sure why. It doesn't seem to matter what I eat but this has been going on for about a week now. I remember the time I went to the ER for the syncope episode and they couldn't figure out why I passed out...this felt almost identical to that except I didn't have the bowel movement issues then. I do seem to have a lot more acidity in my stomach and I am wondering if this plays a part and if the Protonix is doing it's job sufficiently? My body is really tired and worn out so I've been trying to rest and drinking gatorade/water. Despite feeling hungry at times I don't have much of an appetite.

03-16-2012, 10:58 AM
Hi there,

As for your test results those are really good. Except for a slightly higher than normal risk of diabetes (which makes sense with the steroids) looks to me like everything is in normal range.

I don't know what happened to you this morning but i can tell you that the "food running through you" thing I have dealt with for years. It is horrible! There are some meds that can help that although for me it is only temporary and I can't afford them anyway. You really need to talk to your doc about what happened today. It is out of the ordinary for you and could be important

03-16-2012, 12:02 PM
Well I emailed her and she wrote back and said she thinks we ought to get a CT of my abdomen done. So I think we will do that and she may want to do a Cortisol level check.

03-16-2012, 12:26 PM
Oh I think that is great! I have no insurance so I can't afford the testing but I think your doctor is right on track! Let us know!

03-16-2012, 12:30 PM
Out of curiosity due to my symptom explanation what would be the likely potentials to test for using CT?

And not intruding but just curious, can you get state insurance to help with the cost of things?