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July 26, 2021

Why Hormone Testing is a Very Important Tool for Monitoring Your Health

with podcast guest

Nicole Jardim

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Between writing Fix Your Period, putting it out into the world, moving twice, and months spent as a nomad after the pandemic nixed our plans to move back to NYC in March of 2020, the past couple of years have been immensely stressful for me. I feel like I’m only now emerging from the burnout of this past year.

In the midst of all that, I hadn’t been to see an OBGYN for almost three years and after doing the Female Hormone Test Kit from Let’s Get Checked, the results showed that my FSH and LH were high, and my estradiol was low. Cue panic!

In the hopes of getting further hormone testing, I did the homework I’d been putting off and found a midwife nearby with good reviews. Unfortunately, the visit did not go as I’d hoped.

In this episode, we talk about the impact of stress on your hormones (like for real), why I was concerned about my hormone levels, how to find a practitioner you can trust, the shocking conversation I had with a midwife about hormone testing, why self-advocacy is crucial, and so much more!

This episode is brought to you by Let’s Get Checked. 

Testing doesn’t have to be confusing or frustrating. Let’s Get Checked, the at-home health testing service that I’ve been partnered with for a number of years makes testing so easy. Just order a test kit on LetsGetChecked.com, do the test at home according to your menstrual cycle, and ship it back. Within a week a nurse practitioner will call you to interpret your test results and the results are also uploaded into your account on their website.

I suggest starting with the Female Hormone Test Kit, the Progesterone Test Kit, and the Testosterone Test Kit. Get 35% off all test kits until June 30th using my code HORMONES35. After June 30th use my code HORMONES 25 for 25% off.

Highlights

  • Why I decided to see a midwife instead of a regular OBGYN
  • My concerns about my FSH and LH levels
  • The first red flag when I arrived for my appointment
  • Why it’s important to test FSH, LH, and estradiol
  • The shocking conversation I had with this practitioner about my hormones
  • How hormone levels correlate with phases of your cycle
  • Advocating for yourself is a non-negotiable aspect of your healthcare
  • Where to start with hormone testing
  • The burnout I’ve been experiencing for the past year and its role in my hormone problems

Resources

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