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Sunday, April 5, 2009

IGF-1 test results

January 28th, 2009 I had my first 3 week 20mg Sando injection.

January 29th, 2009 visit with the High Risk pregnancy team in Ottawa, Ontario to discuss reasons behind my many miscarriages. As my blood pressure is very high, they wanted me back on meds to control it. I had lots of bloodwork done and a 24hr Urine test... all results returned normal. My BP was on average 160/101. I was on Labelatol 200mg 3pills a day for a while but I had to stop taking those meds b/c of too many side effects. After several doctor visits, I am now ok with Adalat XL 60 mg once a day and 1/2 tablet of Hydrochlorothiazide at 25mg.

March 10th, 2009 IGF-1 blood test in Montreal.

March 30th, 2009 returned to Montreal for my 2nd IGF-1 blood test. During that appointment, the nurse informed me that my results from March 10th were in. My IGF-1 dropped to 305 as compared to my IGF-1 results in November 2008 which was 352. So, these results show that indeed receiving my Sando every 3weeks instead of every 4weeks is dropping my GH levels. I also feel better since I started my 3 week injections. I don't feel Acro symptoms like I did when I was getting my 4 week Sando. I would feel Acro symptoms after 2-3 weeks of receiving my injection. What I find also helps me (today) is that my BP levels are ok (129/85) but my doc still wants it to be lower.

My next visit in Montreal is May 19th, 2009. I should get my 2nd IGF-1 results on that day. I hope that it dropped even more. The normal for my age/gender is between (100-320).

Happy Spring!