Something I wished I’d known when I was first diagnosed, but didn’t figure out until I got a decent endo:
Don’t wait to have your blood drawn at your doctor’s appointment. Have it done a week or two BEFORE the appointment so the doctor has the results while you’re there. This way the doctor doesn’t have to track you by phone to discuss the results or wait until your next appointment to discuss data that may be three months old. (or older.)
Your doctor can usually tell you at the end of your visit what blood result he or she will want to see next. Make the appointment to have your blood drawn at the same time you make your next appointment for the doctor.
In my doctor’s office I can drop in in the morning or at lunch to have my blood drawn. It only takes a few minutes.