Health Matters With Let’s Get Checked

I’ve been feeling a bit sluggish lately. Over-sleeping (I hate that and would like to kick myself!) Just not feeling myself. As soon as my health goes off-kilter nowadays I instantly wonder if there’s something wrong. My age I guess? Although each day that I look at the state of this house, that’s enough to put stress levels into full throttle!

Mum suffered from under-active thyroid and it’s a hereditary condition. I often feel I have all the symptoms and I’ve been checked for the condition a couple of times. When LetsGetChecked got in touch I thought I would give it a go and see the results for myself

I show all the signs of the condition. dry skin, tiredness, and hair thinning. But take my age into account that’s just part of the process I guess?

My brother was head of pathology for Devon, he knows his stuff! When mum began getting tired and feeling out of sorts, she went to the doctor and was tested for under-active thyroid to be told all was well.

The government have guidelines to determine if someone has a condition. Like the menopause, you may have started but if your just under the guidelines the doctor will tell you that you’re fine.

My brother tested my mum to reveal her thyroid was slightly under even though the doctor told her it was fine. My brother went to the doctors with her and mum was given the Thyroxine.

Could Let’s Get Checked have the answer?

As soon as LetsGetChecked got in touch I was interested in the idea and I thought it would be good to share with you all.*This is a sponsored post and I’m happy to share this here on the blog* On the website, you create an account and decide what health issues you would like checked.

If you are interested in joining and having a test for health issues there’s a 20% discount code at the end of this post. I thought it might be a more trustworthy way of getting results considering that they don’t have to budget for medications that would need to be given if the tests prove positive. I would take the results to my new GP.

The website has quite a lot to offer in regards to health and what you can actually be tested for. But it’s more than that. Adding all your credentials LetsGetChecked will keep check of how you’re doing health-wise and you can also add your device (phone) to keep check too.

So. The test I decided on was, of course, the thyroid one. I was tempted to try the Cortisol test. I’ve heard that symptoms of tiredness are also a sign that you could be in higher supply of Cortisol, also anxiety and stress but I thought if anything the Thyroid was the one to go for being as mum had it.

My box arrived with everything I needed and all instructions giving advice about how to take the test.

One little pinprick!

I have to say, the phial sent for blood to be collected seemed large to fill considering I only had to do a pinprick to the finger! I waited patiently for it to drip into the phial or had to stroke my finger to cox out the blood.

I was advised to fast for this test and take it first thing in the morning. A cuppa was waiting for me. And can I just say how glamorous I look first thing in the morning!

I drank that cuppa and got myself dressed to set off to the nearest postbox. You’re advised to post as quickly as possible. I awaited the results.

You receive an email to tell you that your results are in. Log into your account and you can see them. All is ok. I don’t have underactive thyroid yet thank god. All seems to be well.

This doesn’t, however, explain why I’m out of sorts. Yes, there’s a lot going on here with the house renovation but I just can’t put my finger on it. I might just look into having another test later down the line if this persists. I will keep you updated.

I was pleased with the service that LetsGetChecked provided and what appealed to me was getting a second opinion I guess other than doctors. It’s getting harder to just get an appointment at the doctors nowadays!

Do take a look at this interesting website and if you would like to get checked for something there’s a 20% off code when you apply Vanity And Me

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  1. February 25, 2020 / 3:38 pm

    Oh wow, Laurie, this is so fascinating the things we can do these days through the post! I am glad that your thyroid is behaving properly. I do hope you find the cause of your fatigue though. I have so many symptoms that are classic pre menopause symptoms so I just keep chalking it all up to that. Although, I had my hormone levels tested and was told that everything was normal and that I am too young for menopause. I call bullshit on it all because my mother and sister were through the whole process by my age and my symptoms are so classic and textbook. So I found that enlightening that if you are only slightly off, the doctors will tell you that you are fine. Such a great post! Thanks for sharing and linking up with me.


    • laurie
      March 3, 2020 / 6:53 pm

      Hi Shelbee! This would be a great test for you then! It is available in your country I’m sure xx

  2. February 20, 2020 / 8:30 pm

    I’ve an overactive thyroid and it’s amazing how such a little thing can throw your world off kilter. This test sounds interesting, thanks for sharing with #POCoLO

    • laurie
      March 3, 2020 / 6:59 pm

      I know Stephanie. We have to be stern with our GP’s nowadays to actually get checked for stuff like this too. xx

  3. February 19, 2020 / 8:47 pm

    It’s always a good idea to rule things out, my mum has an under active Thyroid, so I’m sure it’s something I will have to investigate in the future. Thanks for linking with #pocolo

    • laurie
      February 19, 2020 / 11:52 pm

      I’m glad all turned out ok regarding the results. Back to the drawing board on why I feel like I do though! xx

  4. February 14, 2020 / 8:35 pm

    Fantastic service. I’ll see if there’s the same or similar in New Zealand. It’s not great when we feel out of sorts and I hope that it sorts itself out, for you

    • laurie
      February 19, 2020 / 11:53 pm

      I’m pretty sure Lets get Checked hosts for a lot of countries. It would be wise to check that. Thanks for stopping by xx

  5. February 14, 2020 / 8:05 pm

    Thanks for the information. I sometimes oversleep too and can’t figure out why. I will have to keep this in mind. It is a money-saver compared to going to the doctor’s office and having expensive tests done.

    • laurie
      March 3, 2020 / 6:59 pm

      Yes. Available in most countries too Laurie xx

  6. February 13, 2020 / 7:05 pm

    An interesting read, Laurie, and I’m glad to hear that all seems to be well. There are lots of people, including me, who are complaining of sluggishness and tiredness, as there’s been a definitely lack of sunshine. And that’s without the obviously very stressful house renovations you are going through. Take care of yourself! xxx

    • laurie
      March 3, 2020 / 7:02 pm

      It’s funny Ann. Our weather has been brighter and I feel so much better. I’m wondering if I’m suffering from S.A.D

  7. February 13, 2020 / 4:29 pm

    Really interesting post-Laurie. I had not heard of this before. Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at The Wednesday Link Up; It’s Not What You Wear, It’s How You Wear It..Hope to see you tomorrow for The Weekend Link Up 🙂

    • laurie
      March 3, 2020 / 7:03 pm

      Thanks Claire xx

  8. February 13, 2020 / 10:45 am

    I don’t think it’s strange you don’t feel your normal selves. With all the renovations and all other things in life, it is tyring. But I am happy for you that it isn’t your thyroid. Mine doesn’t work for years now, I had a extreme active one in my 20s. I hope everything is well with Dee!

    • laurie
      March 3, 2020 / 7:05 pm

      Yes. I was happy that it wasn’t that Nancy. Dee is Ok thank you for asking xx

  9. February 12, 2020 / 10:31 pm

    It’s been a hectic time for you and it’s very stressful to be moving and renovating, also the weather over there tends to be a bit gloomy this time of year… sending you all the best wishes and hoping this funk passes soon!!
    Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

    • laurie
      March 3, 2020 / 7:07 pm

      Thanks Donna. I did just reply here saying how different I feel because the weathers brighter xx

  10. February 12, 2020 / 7:51 pm

    Sounds so interesting, and very helpful that you can do it all from home. I will bear it in mind, just in case I feel I need it. Thanks for sharing Laurie. Jacqui x

    • laurie
      March 3, 2020 / 7:09 pm

      Yes, Jacqui. A handy one to have in your address book xx

  11. February 12, 2020 / 9:22 am

    Laurie, this is interesting,I too am alwYsso tired these days! I put it down to lack of vitamin D the sunshine vitamin and old age too I guess ?
    Take care
    Ash x

    • laurie
      March 3, 2020 / 7:10 pm

      I felt better after taking the magnesium and the brighter weather has helped too. I’m thinking about vitamin D now too xx

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