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I am going through the menopause and currently take HRT. My

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I am going through the menopause and currently take HRT. My symptoms have recently returned in the form on anxiety and palpitations particularly upon waking. I have heard about getting cortisol levels tested to help monitor fluctuations and reduce stress. Any idea where and who can provide this testing?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for your question.

Your regular GP can provide the cortisol test.

It is a routine test that can be done by GPs.

I would strongly recommend that you be seen by your GP.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I gave more details in the section regarding what I was currently taking/ doing and was therefore expecting a bit more detail regarding when cortisol tests would be useful and if GP does not agree to it if private partitioner can do it and advise on my symtoms further or other tests that may assist eg Estrogen levels etc

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