First, the good news.
Cholesterol, liver, etc. look great. No problem.
Now the plethora of bad news:
I'm low on Vitamin D (not a big deal)
low on iron from heavy bleeding (not a big deal, take iron supplements)
thyroid on the low side
testoterone too high
polycystic ovaries (not sure what that is just yet)
the worst case of insulin resistance he's seen; numbers off the chart, within 5 years he predicted I'd be diabetic if it weren't found (but it was so everything should be cool)
The good news is that this was caught before I got the diabetes. He also remarked that he was surprised at how thin I was considering the severity of my insulin resistance. He attributed it to my exercise habits, though they have been lacking lately.
He said that science says that insulin resistance can be traced to one Viking man who must have had a party and spread his seed all over the place. (I have Scottish, English and Irish heritage) He also mentioned that Native Americans have some of these problems. I have quite a bit of Native American blood. He also said that I would more than likely have to have my gall bladder removed at a later date.
For now, I am to take 3 over the counter medicines (Vitamin D, Iron, and 2 baby aspirin) and 4 prescriptions:
Yaz for the painful and moody cycles
Synthroid for my thyroid
Cytomel for my thyroid
Metformin for the insulin resistance
The doctor also recommended that I get The Insulin Resistance Diet book (found it at Barnes and Noble), never eat carbs alone (must have a protein with them), and do at least 15 minutes of aerobic activity every single day. With all of this I should start to lose weight and have more energy and control the insulin problems.
I'm in a little bit of a daze right now trying to absorb everything he said. He told me the numbers from the glucose test but I honestly can't remember them all right now. They weren't very good.
But the good news is that this can be controlled and it was caught before I developed diabetes. I asked twice and he assured me that I don't have diabetes. That's good! No, that's great!!
I will start taking the medicines incrementally over a period of 4 weeks to let my body adjust. It's a lot to absorb physically and mentally as well. And I just went to see the doc because I had a growth on my cervix! LOL I'm very happy that this was diagnosed. Not happy that I have the issues but happy that they can be helped and that I found out before too late. Ya know?
Of course there are some side effects. Jeez, really? Explosive diarrhea and nausea? Not cool. I'm sure you'll be hearing about the merry adventures of the Super Insulin Resistant Woman throughout the weeks. Aren't you lucky? :-)
Now I'm trying to get my head back in the game (did I mention I'm a little dazed by all of this?) and get ready for our trip tomorrow.
Have a wonderful weekend!! I'm sure I'll have my head screwed back on straight by the time I get back.