Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The only tests that have been abnormal were liver enzymes, Lyme western blot (CDC positive), CD57's, and parvo B19. That being said, I never actually saw my test results in person when I had tons of them done with the first "regular" doctor I went to. He just handed me a checklist and checked off normal or abnormal so I don't have much faith in those results. My thyroid was checked as part of that original panel about 2 years ago. I have no idea which test that doctor used, but I would assume it was whatever would be the most likely to allow him to easily dismiss my concerns (likely a TSH).
Yes, I do have many of the symptoms of both hyper and hypothyroid. However, those symptoms carry over to Lyme as well. No, I don't get my period regularly (however I lost a ton of weight and am now underweight via BMI which I'm sure isn't helping that issue). I never got my period regularly anyway. It actually became closer to regular after I started taking antibiotics last year than it ever has been.
So knowing that I'm completely anti-medication unless the medication is directly treating the cause of the problem (which in my opinion is Lyme and co-infections) I was asked if I would be open to treating abnormalities in thyroid, hormones or adrenals. One of the potential treatments would be bioidentical hormones.
My answer to that.........I have no idea. I don't know the financial costs involved or the health risks. I don't know if that's a long-term thing that needs to be taken for life or if it will repair damage and I can go off it. I'm also very angry that I can't just treat Lyme and get rid of the damage that happened. I don't want to have lifelong medical problems. I wanted this to be cured and over with. I have a lot of research to do..........
Posted by Key Lyme Pie