Bloodwork Advice

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Hi Ladies,

Approaching meno has me feeling like hell most of the time.

Mornings are the worst... wake up feeling anxious and nauseous and unable to focus. Sometimes shakey. Sometimes hot flashing then chilling. Not really sweaty usually, but super oily. Appetite and focus don't return until late in the day, if they do at all.

Heart palpitations at any time my hormones try to do anything... feel like my body is trying to bleed from Days 1 - 7 (but only bleeding for 2, sometimes 3 days). Then feel like my body is trying to ovulate the rest of the time. Very little cervical mucus (sorry if tmi), and very rarely looks like egg white... much more like tacky rubber cement.

I have a gyno visit scheduled for 8 days from now... any advice on what blood tests might be important in sorting this out?

Such as...

test for level of each of the estrogens... estradiol, estrone, etc

progesterone level

Vitamin D status

Anything else you kind ladies would recommend? I am so done with feeling like hell all the time.

I appreciate any input you have!!


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  • Posted

    hi - yes, ask to get your cortisol level checked - can be done with a saliva test - most western drs dont believe in the test, but naturopaths do - its interesting to see if your high cortisol levels are causing your anxiety in the morning when cortisol is at its highest level - mine was off the charts -

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    make sure they check for all viruses too like ebv hvv6

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    • Posted

      Thanks, Lori!!

      I'm familiar with EBV...I did have a virus of some kind in Oct, and EBV did not even occur to me.

      I am not familiar with the other...what is hvv6?

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      theres loads of herpes viruses and thats one they should check for along with any parasites. im 9 months in with ebv and mono when i thought it was just meno .....i knew i was way worse than anybody on here demanded more blood work.

      you are wise to be specific as i ended up in the emwegency room and they didnt even test for it ? finally demanded a test from my dr and st 5 months in got diagnosed . what we think is all meno could be something else .

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      hi sara

      its a very slow recovery my worst months were 6 7 and 8... i am seeing some better days now but my God what a nightmare ! on top of meno symptoms .... i wouldnt wish this on anybody !

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  • Posted

    Great topic! The only test I've had done was my FSH level this past summer, it was 57, which my GP said was high (I'm 44 and basically still getting regular periods, except for skipping September, which wasn't long after I had the bloodwork). She basically confirmed my suspicion of perimenopause, but I'd like to ask my gyn if there are other things that should be looked at (I see her next month).

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