I have been having some health problems the past couple of years, but all of my symptoms have seemed very mild, until, the past year, when I unexpectedly gained around 40lbs in less than a year. I suppose I might have been taking in some extra calories, but not such a significant amount to warrant that weight gain (in my opinion). I'm a 25 year old female,and I went to see a bariatric specialist and found out my bmi is around 32, making me clinically obese. The DR ordered quite a bit of lab work, and when we got the results he didn't seem to be concerned by some abnormalities that were marked and told me if I was concerned to see my primary care doctor (I don't have one). I just wanted to see what others thought about some of these to ease my concerns as I feel a bit at a loss.
WBC: 11.3 x 1000 (12/31/13) 5.7 x 1000 (05/09/2012) 10.8 x 1000 (08/29/2011)
Platelet Count: 456 x 1000 (12/31/13) 361 x 1000 (05/09/2012) 403 x 1000 (08/29/2011)
MPV: 6.7 fL (12/31/13) 7.2fL (05/09/2012) 7.2fL (08/29/2011)
Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate: 3 mcg/L (12/31/13)
25-Hydroxy D Total: 12.4 ng/mL (12/31/13)
Trig: 213 Chol: 251 HDL: 47 LDL: 161.4 (12/31/13)
S-TSH: 7.80 mIU/L (12/31/2013) 3.75 mIU/L (05/09/2012) 2.91 mIU/L (08/29/2011)
T4 Free: 0.9 ng/dL (12/31/2013) 0.8 ng/dL (05/09/2012)
T3 Free: 3.5 pg/mL (12/31/2013)
Estradiol, Serum: 257 pg/mL (05/09/2012)
Progesterone S: 0.78 ng/mL (05/09/2012)
Free Testos: 0.3 ng/dL (08/29/2011)
U Leuk Est: MODERATE (12/31/13) SMALL (05/09/2012)
U Prot Qual: TRACE (12/31/13) NEG (05/09/2012)
My metabolic test results came back 1860, so all good there. My symptoms include: exhaustion, sudden weight gain, foggy thinking, depression, chest pains ( tightness, pressure, and sometimes a twisting feeling going towards left arm bit and arm), chronic bronchial cough that has shown up every so often past three months following a serious case of bronchitis (inhaler helps when my lungs feel constricted and it's hard to breath, but I've never been diagnosed with asthma), brittle hair/nails, dry skin, psoriasis flare ups, particularly on cheeks and bridge of nose as well as scalp, diarrhea aprox 3x a week mostly in morning, lack of tendon reflex response in knee, and a consistent dull pain in my lower left pelvic region that occasionally travels up left side of abdomen which I have had for the past 2 years.
I'm most concerned about my thyroid levels, but the DR said it could be due to having an infection. I'm also greatly concerned about my cholesterol. I've been a vegetarian for 16 years, do not eat fried foods or fast foods, and really don't eat many saturated fats.
The only thing being currently treated is the Vitamin D, and I'm also seeing a nutritionist for weight loss. I have a ton of other results but all were within normal range (can provide ranges if needed) although I noticed some neared towards either the low end or high end of the range (particularly in the chem panel).