January 23, 2015
So, the Doc suggested I should get tested for Osteoporosis, as apparently I am at a much higher risk now. The simple blood test would check my B12, and Folate levels because low levels are a key indicator. As I was having blood taken, I asked whether I could have a Kidney function test, and get an update on my IgA number. The kidney check was my main concern after having regular night sweats, back pain, and a d.i.y urine test suggesting raised Urobilinogen levels.
I got the results back for my tests today, and everything came back fine – all normal levels. This suggests that my back pain is muscle related, and after a quick search on-line, it appears I have a condition called ‘costochondritis‘. This does make sense, as a couple of months ago – whilst working on the house, I jolted my back, which gave me discomfort for a few weeks. This had subsided before christmas though. I reckon the ache resurfaced due my lack of exercise, and too much time haunched over my computer. I’m not sure why I’m still getting night sweats, but can only assume its die off from the anti-fungals I take regularly.
On another note, my new IgA number is 1.13, which compared to 94, my diagnosed number is a significant drop. As I havn’t eaten gluten in months, I would be shocked if it hadn’t dropped though.