Lab Testing Ranges are EXTREMELY Broad!
Why do you still have symptoms when your lab tests are normal? Why do you continue to suffer with extreme fatigue and unrelenting pain when the M.D. has told you that all of your lab tests are “normal.” The answer is because the M.D.s lab tests are extremely broad. The ranges very WIDELY!
Let me give you one example. Because your thyroid controls your body’s metabolism, hopefully, your M.D. has only ordered at least one thyroid test, which usually is the TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone). If you are lucky, maybe he has have ordered a couple more. From your M.D.’s perspective, if your TSH level is within that very wide lab range of .35 to 5.0, you’re normal, there’s nothing wrong with you! BUT—and this is a HUGE “BUT”—the OPTIMAL LEVEL or “functional level” for TSH is 1.8 to 3.0. So you could still be “normal” in the medical doctor’s eyes but abnormal in the functional or optimal range.
The same holds true for all of your other lab tests, every single one of them. There are “lab” ranges, which are very broad and “optimal” or “functional” which are much narrower.
Your lab tests are “normal” so YOU ARE NORMAL! There is NOTHING wrong with you. “It’s ALL in your head!” “You don’t need medication, because you don’t have a problem!” Even though you still may have the horrible symptoms of extreme fatigue and unrelenting pain, you have a “psychosomatic illness”.
Your M.D. tells you that all that you need to do is exercise and take some antidepressants….R-I-G-H-T…
The problem is that you need a doctor that is going to examine your lab tests from a “functional” range perspective and NOT a “lab” range perspective.
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