Can someone please tell me who I should go to, to get my hormone levels tested? Would this be a gynocologist or endrocrinologist?
Starting at a young age I have felt this sort of foggy, out of body feeling.. that heightened in my teen years. I felt completely inbalanced with severe anxiety/ depression. I have had my thyroid tested and the ordinary blood tests. Was wondering if this could be hormonal?
Not sure it would be hormonal at such a young age. But if it would put your mind at rest to get it checked out, it would be worth while.
I sought out a gyno that treats with natural hormone replacement. They sold me a saliva test kit ($300, some of which was reimbursed by my insurance). I did the test at home and mailed it in. The results were sent to her and she is treating me with natural hormone replacement (all mine were low). It was done through Labrix Clinical Services. I believe a company called ZRT Laboratories also does them. You could probably do a search and find information.
kyra, I'm so glad that you brought that question up. I've been wondering about this myself. My docs, to include my GYN keep telling me there is no such lab test for this. When I know there has to be. I know there is the TSH or what is also called the Thyroid levels. They also can run a free T3 an T4 which is more accurate. I wanted an actual hormone level! So, katidid thanks for responding. I will bring that up. I had to have a TVH at 27 and have NEVER had mine checked to date and have asked on numerous occasions. I'm now 36...almost 37. I'm wondering if this is not the reason for which I have so many arthritic problems and such. Basically a womans body starts to shut down and age after a Hysterectomy. I was put into surgical menopause about 23 or so years early. Wonder why the docs told me there is no such test. ...or told me they didn't know what it was called. If they didn't then they should have looked it up. After all, that's what they get paid the big bucks for , right???
If your doctor is telling you there is no such tests for hormone levels that
should be an indication that a switch might be needed!!! My gyn and
family doc both test for all levels, estrogens, testosterone, progesterone,
cortisol and thyroid tests. You can also go to a compounding pharmacy
and request the saliva testing and they will help you with your levels and
compound hormones that are right for you. I have had good luck with
the compounded hormones and my pharmacist is very good at working
with my doctor.