hey there, just so you know 'normal' results are a mean trick.
at my lab, and i suspect it applies everywhere, 'normal' just means you do not have the lowest or highest level ever to have come through your lab's doors. it is a ridiculous form of 'health care'.
when i looked into my uric acid level it came back 'normal'. it also was bang on the ms average for uric acid (194) and well below the optimal level seen in healthy controls (290-300). the 'normal range' is 140 - 360.
when i looked into my zinc levels they came back deficient at 8.6. at that time, the lab's normal range said 10-19.5 or so. when i came back to monitor my progress at fixing the deficiency, i had taken too much and was up to about 20.5. i noticed at the time that the range had changed to 8.6 - 19.5. i bet you now the normal range at my lab is 8.6 - 20.5.
how. utterly. stupid.
if you post a list of your nutrient test results i'll tell you whether they are in the 'healthy controls' part of the 'normal' bell curve, or in the 'ms patient' part of the 'normal' bell curve.
FYI, i suspect vitamin D and mineral issues when it comes to joint pain. i'll check back for a couple days to see if you've entered any results
my approach: no meds so far - just nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory whole foods, and supplements where needed
info: www.whfoods.com, www.nutritiondata.com