Last week I went to my GP because of some weird symptoms - most of them matched that of a dysfunctional thyroid, so I wanted to get tested. I've been tired all the time, have trouble losing weight even with diet and exercise, get muscle cramps, am very sensitive to the cold (it's 70F in the house and I'm wrapped in a blanket), and other things.
My doctor sent me in for blood testing and said he'd call as soon as there was anything to say.
Well, the thing to say today was this: My vitamin D levels were so low I needed to start taking massive supplements today. (Anything else can wait until we meet again next month.)
It's funny, because the calcium chews I take have the RDA for vitamin D already in them, Apparently, my aversion to sunlight and milk means that isn't enough.
There are other disorders that can lead to vitamin D problems that I suspect he'll have me tested for, but at least it's not ovarian cancer, which he warned was a very unlikely possibility but one nonetheless based on the symptoms I went in for. (He was leaning toward PCOS, which it apparently is not.)
The upside? My cholesterol levels are acceptable. So, even if I'm still a fatty, all that diet and exercise is at least doing something. I am officially among the "fit/fat" who are obese without presentations of metabolic syndrome.