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To Blood Test, Or Not To Blood Test

To Blood Test, Or Not To Blood Test

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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4 Comments

  1. Karen P

    Good luck with your lab work. Yes, thyroid symptoms can over lap a whole host of common symptoms.

    The absolute best thing you can do-IMO, is get your baseline thyroid levels checked now, and then 3 months down the line. That will give the doc good info on what might or might not be going on.

    My thyroid stopped working (probably Hasimoto’s- hypothyroid) in my early 30’s and I did not feel good and did not get diagnosed correctly at the start. The treatment was easy for me, thyroid replacement has worked well for me once properly diagnosed, but if you need it, get it ASAP. No need to feel yucky for longer than you need.

    I’d also like to recommend this web site for reading more about lab tests (I’m a laboratory professional!) and I always refer my friends and family to this peer reviewed, commercial free web site for additional, up to date, and accurate info as a guide about lab testing. http://labtestsonline.org/ Use the menu on the right side of the page to navigate lab tests and more.

    Good luck and hope your blood work gets you the correct diagnosis. 🙂
    Karen P recently posted..Week 39- at the threshold of transition

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for the comment, Karen. I never did get around to getting the blood test because I came down with a cold. But next week I’ll take care of it. Thank you for the suggestions too!

  2. Queenie

    Well, it’s all up to you whether you want it or not but just think of it’s benefits first and weigh it out within yourself which one really matters most. You can always make a choice to make a change, and much more to your health. If you still consider to live long then why not take the most appropriate one?
    Queenie recently posted..thyroid hair loss in women

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Well said! I agree. Better to know and move forward.

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