I hadn’t planned on coming on here to provide an update on my lab results, but I decided that it might be an interesting part of my journey with vaginismus.
The reason I say this is because there was one section of my lab results that didn’t quite make sense. I wasn’t sick when I took the test, nor did I feel sick at all. However, my C-Reactive Protein, Cardiac results were significantly high for having fasted for 12 hours.
The optimal reading for this is 0.00-3.00mg/L, whereas mine was 10.02. This is considered “above high normal.” They mentioned in the description that if it is this high, the patient should be examined for sources of inflammation.
While these numbers didn’t make much sense to me, except for being high, my gyno explained that, since I wasn’t sick during this test, it could be a sign of endometriosis (hence the inflammation). She said that was the only thing she could think of for me to have gotten a reading this high.
I have my consultation with my doctor on March 17th to talk about the Botox procedure and the procedure to see if I have endometriosis. At this rate, all signs are pointing to “yes,” but there could be some weird surprise twist.
The rest of my results indicated I was very deficient in B12 and very low in Vitamin D (Not surprising considering I live in a location that is always cloudy). However, this would explain my low energy and depressed mood. I’m also apparently almost pre-diabetic, but I’m also insulin resistant.
So, my diet has been altered and I’m taking supplements. Vitamin B12, D3 & K2 to be exact. My new diet basically consists of:
- Leafy greens
- No sugar
- Very little – no Carbs
- Low Cholesterol (since that was also high)
- Low Sodium
- And pretty much all the healthy things you can think of. My grocery cart looks like a health food store now.
On top of that, prior to getting my lab results, my psychiatrist put me on a higher dosage of Welbutrin and started me on Metformin. This combo should help with weight loss and, ironically, will also help with my insulin levels.
It will be interesting to see if I end up having endometriosis and if that lab result really did catch it. I guess I’ll find out within the next few months, depending on when the procedure is scheduled.