Feb 14, 2011 - 1:21 pm
Ok thought I would bring this topic up.
I was wondering how many of you have learned to read and understand your lab results
myself I have had to go through alot of serches to ensure I understand every line of my lab results and have started to keep a listing of every one cause in my world NORMAL dosen't cut it.
there have been many times in the past year that I was told my lab results were normal but looking back through them and pointing things out to my doc about them has managed to get the doctor to wonder about some of my other things not tested and get them tested.
one thing I noticed was my Vitimin D level over the year was droping like a stone it was 6 months since they last tested it in the "NORMAL RANGE" it was 26 (25 or less is low) when they tested me they found out it was now at 12 so I am on Vitimin D suppliments (50,000IU/week) and Calcium suppliments and about 10 diffrent lab results later they found I also had some other Issues that specialized labs are being done on. None of this would have been caught if I wasn't looking at my lab results and ignoring the "its normal" and watching whats happening with my body and figureing out how to read lab results.
So, has anyone else been looking over there lab results and reserching everything to make sure you dont slip through the cracks cause the doc told you it was normal.