Monday, October 18, 2010

Positive ANA blood test?

The latest thing in my dr visits is that I visited the hospital for a Nuclear Thyroid Test. Everything came back totally normal! So not my thyroid.

However, the dr did various blood tests and my ANA came back positive. She now wants to do another blood test as you can get false postives & some further testing on it.

Of course I looked up what the heck an ANA test was online and see that it often means you have lupus! A bit worried, but would also make some sense.

So back to dr tomorrow for more blood tests! Will update if I find anything out!

Oh & my Vitamin D was very low, so have to add vitamin D into my daily pills. I do take a multi-vitamin with 1000 IU (250% of your daily value), but Dr said that is not enough. Hopefully that will help with me being tired so much!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Thyroid problems possibly?

Well today is more of a personal blog post. I have been suffering from being tired all day for many years now. I just put it down to either being a mom of twins or me being lazy. But now my weight is getting out of control too. :(

So off to the Dr I went on friday. Dr thinks I may have an enlarged thyroid & took blood to do several tests including thyroid levels, vitamin D levels, iron levels, among others. 3 days later I now have a nasty purple bruise on my arm from the blood tests too!

Now I play the waiting game for the results. Part of me hopes I will not have thyroid problems as it will be another medication to take. But part of me hopes it is my thryoid as then I will know what is causing these problems and can hopefully fix them.

So does anyone else have any thyroid problems?

I will update and let you all know what the tests reveal, later this week hopefully.