After a few months of feeling off-kilter, I went in to see the nurse practitioner for my prescription renewal. During the office visit she asked if I needed anything else. I mentioned how my hair had started falling out, my skin was dry, my eyebrows had gotten thinner, and told her I thought I needed to have a thyroid test done. She ordered the test without question. A previous nurse practitioner had told me I couldn't afford a test I asked about.