Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
April 25, 2006
Diagnosis and Symptoms, Thyroid
Question from Philippines:
I am exhausted. Recent tests at a local clinic came back with a glucose level of 139 mg/dl [7.7 mmol/L] and elevated cholesterol. I am overweight at 5 feet, 2 inches, 200 pounds, but do work out regularly and just cannot seem to lose weight. I was taking 300 mcg of Eltroxin, but the cardiologist lowered it as it was effecting my heart. I am just not sure what tests I should get now, or where to look to explore what is wrong, but I am dizzy and very tired all the time. The doctor is having me try a no sugar, no salt, no canned food diet. I rarely eat any fatty or fried foods and do not eat cakes, candy or cookies. Should I be checking into something else? The following is an abbreviated medical history: diagnosed with Connective Tissue Disease in 1991; Graves' disease seven years ago; had radio-isotope therapy and on 200 mcg of Eltroxin daily now; bone density tests and x-rays showed considerable bone loss in February 2005; Raynaud's syndrome 1991; and Chronic Non-A, Non-B, Non-C, hepatitis; and pre-cancer of the cervix, so I had cryotherapy. Furthermore, since living in the tropics, I have had malaria multiple times, dengue fever twice, an amoeba infection, and typhoid.
Make sure you are not over-replaced on your thyroid hormone dose. This is a fairly large dose. Too much replacement thyroid hormone can also cause symptoms of fatigue.