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what physical tests should i have done?

Posted by johnLA on July 12, 2012, at 22:57:28

hi all-

as i have mentioned a thousand times here i have been in my first major depression for the past 2 years. one of my biggest symptoms is lethargy and severe anhedonia.

i am going to get a full physical in the next few weeks. i just turned 50. bloodwork, ekg, my first colonoscopy, and whatever else i may need. i have very good insurance still, thank god.

i am curious as to what some of you would recommend that i have tested that may help in regards to my depression.

i found the following on another site and will ask my doc to check for these;

'I think if one has persistent anhedonia and other cognitive difficulties, one should get good tests for thyroid funcion:

Free t3
Free t4
TSH, be suspious if its in the upper range or above 3
Thyroid antibodies

Also check out your
Free testoserone, not just testosterone.'

also, i have heard about testing for 'adrenal fatigue' though there seems to be not much info about this even being a real condition that can be tested for.

anyway, any input/advice would be greatly appreciated.





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