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  • Do I have the right blood tests? Do I need to add to this list?

    I have an appointment with my doctor tonight. I am expecting to get a prescription for blood work so we can get to the bottom of why my hair is falling out. I've lost 1/2 the hair on my head in the past 5 months.

    I am going to ask that she request a full thyroid panel, iron, ferritin, and vitamin D.

    Is there anything that I am missing that I should request?

  • #2
    I would include Vit B in there too.

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    • #3
      Define a full thyroid panel.

      Some panels include stuff like T3 uptake, Total T4, etc, but not what you NEED-which is

      TSH
      Free T3
      Free T4
      Reverse T3
      Anti-TPO
      Anti-TBG
      Ferritin
      B12
      25(OH)Vitamin D
      Chief cook & bottle washer for one kid, a dog, 6 hens, 2 surprise! roosters, two horses, and a random 'herd' of quail.

      ~The ultimate ignorance is the rejection of something one knows nothing about and refuses to investigate~

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      • #4
        Thank you, I will bring this list with me.

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