- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
I’ll try and keep this as short as possible. I have been wanting to get my hormones tested for YEARS, mainly because I’ve always struggled with anxiety and depression, and I’ve noticed that it’s really bad right before my period. No traditional meds (Prozac, Buspar, Celexa, Lexapro, Zoloft, etc) ever helped for longer than a few months and those meds always had side effects that I couldn’t stand.
Over the last few years, in addition to my horrific PMS (explosive anger, depression, uncontrollable crying), I have also gained a ton of weight, even though my exersize and eating have not changed drastically by any stretch of the imagination. I’m also having other weird symptoms like sweating, low libido, menstral migraines, excessive thirst (= excessive peeing), cracked lips (so weird) , and constant hunger.
I have had so much blood work over the last few years by my PCP and gynecologist office, but it all comes back normal. No thyroid problems, no diabetes, NOTHING.
So many people have told me to get my hormones tested, and after doing some research I agree that I should probably have this done too. SOMETHING is up.
But I can’t get any of my doctors to order the testing. They just kinda shrug and smile like “Eh, everything’s normal, deal with it.”
Is there a way to get one of my doctors to just order the damn testing? I know I can go to another doctor, but in general I really do like the ones I’m seeing and I’ve been with them for a long time. I realy do NOT want to go through the trial and error of finding another doctor, going through my history, repeating the same blood work, etc, etc, over and over again.
There is a compounding pharmacy very near to my house that is highly recommended in my area, and they do hormone testing, consultation, and treatment. However, their prices are really high — like at least $300. I do NOT have that kind of extra cash, even for a one time consultation.
I am SO incredibly frustrated. I don’t know what to do, but I need to do something!!!!
I feel like I’m going crazy.