Tuesday, February 10, 2009

"Good" News?

Hey everybody! I just got back from my appointment with my functional medicine doctor and, even though my body is still feeling bad, my mind is a little more at ease. We're still not sure exactly what is going on, but my labs gave us a starting point. Here are the things my recent labs indicated:

Vitamin B-6 Deficiency
Vitamin B-12 Deficiency
Carnitine Deficiency
Chromium Deficiency
Zinc Deficiency
Copper Deficiency
Possible Type II Hypoglycemia (Adrenergic kind)
Hypotension (which we already knew)

No heavy metal toxicity. No systemic fungal infection. (Phew!)

So, basically, I'm missing a lot of things that I should have. Important things. The doctor is sending me an e-mail later, telling me what we're going to do to get started digging through the mess. You keep praying. I'll keep you posted! :o)


Sharon said...

Wow! I'll bet you're relieved to have some answers, if only a few for now.
These deficiencies...dietary related? (I haven't looked at the links but plan to)
I hope the e-mail clarifies many things for you!

Jennifer said...

I was really relieved to have SOMETHING to work on, but now it's dinner time and my heart is messing up again and I keep thinking bad thoughts like, "What if I can't make it until we have treatment options?" I am so scared to have to go back tot he ER! :o( Every time I even so much as stand up, my heart races away!

Anyways, not all of it is diet related--I have to read some more--I haven't even read those links, myself--I just wanted to post them in case they might help someone else who accidentally Googles my blog--lol!


Jessica said...

hey jen! i'm glad to "hear" that you have SOMETHING to work on too! i don't know how easy it is to turn these deficiencies around, but let's pray it IS super duper easy! won't that be such a relief? :) love you & i always pray you're feeling better SOON!!!