Hello T Nation. I am looking for a list of must haves on a hormone blood panel for my wife when she goes to the doctor.
My wife is 38 and for the past couple years now she has been dealing with some medical issues. Things she is dealing with are, increased blood pressure, anxiety, dizziness/virtigo, severe headaches especially during her monthly cycle, lower sex drive, vaginal dryness, slight weight gain and tired all the time. My thoughts from the beginning were it’s hormone related. So far her PCP is just wanting her to take pills for everything. Take this for high blood pressure and this for anxiety and so on. She has been reluctant to ask her PCP to order a hormone panel until now. I’m not sure why she hasn’t asked before since they have been doing a bunch of other blood work. I know she recently had her yearly OGBYN appointment and discussed some of the stuff she is dealing with. The doctor mentioned perimenopause and maybe that’s why she is on board with getting some more blood work now. I know she doesn’t want to admit it but we all age and we have to take care of ourselves.
I myself am 40 and a few years ago was feeling the effects of years gone bye. I felt a change in my body, energy and mood. I did a bunch of reading and research and have been on TRT for a couple years now. I am so glad that I did it too, I feel great.
My wife is 5’4" and 130lbs and gets 2 to 3 workouts in a week. They usually consist of some cardio and light weight movements or just body weight stuff. I also workout, I lift 4 days a week. We have a really nice set up at home. With having busy schedules and 2 kids with extracurricular activities it makes it a little easier to stay on track.
I love my wife and want her to feel as good as possible. That’s why I’m here asking for your help. She just wants to have a list of everything to tell the doctor that she wants tested. I was thinking some of you may have been down this road already with you significant other. She knows I’m posting this on here and we look forward to hearing from.