Very frustrating. I’ve now done two separate blood work tests and no answers. The bloodwork my neurologist requested showed six different deficiencies in all my B cells which was expected. That’s what Ocrevus, my main medicine for MS, is suppose to do. The rest of the panel including my thyroid was fine. Two days later bloodwork was drawn from my OB/GYN. Here I was checking to see if I was possibly in pre-menopause. When she called me she informed me that that my thyroid level was elevated. That it look like I possibly had hypothyroidism, which would be the culprit for why I wouldn’t be losing weight. When you have hypothyroidism, your metabolism slows down making weight loss very difficult.
I immediately spoke to my neurologist, not even realizing at first her blood work, tested for this also. She told me high doses of biotin, like I’m currently on and had been on for sometime, can cause a false test of the thyroid gland in bloodwork. It was then we also realized, in her bloodwork results my thyroid gland was perfectly fine two days before. Again pointing to the real culprit in the biotin causing an incorrect reading of the lab results. We decided to come off the biotin for a week and test the results again.
So once again, today is my weigh in day at weight watchers. Unfortunately, I can’t go though because I’m getting a delivery of furniture in the condo. However my scale which is completely accurate to the weight watcher scale says I gained .8 exactly what I lost last week. Once again tracking everything I eat, limiting sugar and not cheating. Makes no sense.