So I have found my GP doctor to be less than helpful, not surprised. He is really nice but more and more I find GP’s to be not as needed and have found more success with naturopaths when I need help fixing a problem I have. However I have been an endurance athlete for almost two decades now either running or cycling. With that I have low blood pressure, typically before coffee around 85 or 90 over 50 or 55, had issues with light headedness, have passed out due to blood pressure, but seemed to have had things under control for a while. Then over the last few months a few things have popped up that made my radar sort of go off but my GP doesn’t seem concerned. I have had more issues with dizziness and light headedness, sometimes even while riding the trainer, I donated blood and my hemoglobin on one hand was almost too low to donate, I have been exhausted more often than not, increased cramping/muscle fatigue while riding and more often than not GI issues.
I just went in and he seemed less than concerned, just asked if I drink enough water and maybe try Flonase to see if clearing my sinuses more would help. I asked for a blood test and it was just that, no metabolic panel, vitamin leves, etc. Has anyone ever used one of the test from athletebloodtests or another service to get a more comprehensive view of what is going on? I just want to make sure it is strictly me just being punch drunk from the stress of 2020 on top of increased training load versus something else. I tend to feel that because I am deemed healthy compared to most people who are in with a GP that it isn’t that big of a deal.
Wluld.lpve to get your input before pulling that $400 trigger. Thanks!