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Found a Dr, Now What


I found a Dr have an appointment on Friday. He ordered the tests below which I completed over the weekend. I'm totally new at this, what do I ask him?

Test Codes: 6399 Cbc (Includes Differential And Platelets)

10231 Comprehensive Metabolic Panel

7600 Lipid Panel

36127 Tsh With Reflex To Free T4

496 Hemoglobin A1C

16558 Vitamin D, 1,25-Dihydroxy, Lc/Ms/Ms

7909 Urinalysis With Reflex To Microscopic

5363 Psa Total

36170 Testosterone, Free (Dialysis) And Total Lc/Ms/Ms


Please see these stickies:

  • advice for new guys
  • protocol for injections

If you wanted to know why T is low you would do LH/FSH
fT3 is important
E2 is important and finding a doc who will manage E2 levels is important

You can eval your overall thyroid function by checking oral body temperatures:

  • when you first wake up, 97.7 - 97.8 is good, higher is OK, 97.3 is a problem
  • also check for 98.6 mid-afternoon