Well, as promised here are my three month follow-up hormone levels. The red boxes are from my original test results before I started bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, the green boxes are my most recent test results.
In Range (1st Test)
Out of Range (1st Test)
In Range (2nd Test)
Out of Range (2nd Test)
0.8-12 Estrogen Replacement (optimal 1.5-3.5)
75-270 Premenopausal (Luteal)
Ratio: Pg/E2 (saliva)
Optimal: 100-500 when E2 1.3-3.3 pg/ml
16-55 (Age Dependent)
2-23 (Age Dependent)
Cortisol Morn (saliva)
Cortisol Night (saliva)
Yeah! I have progesterone, I know it’s a bit high, but Dr. Lee assures me not to worry, “Just cut back your dose, we will achieve that hormone harmony yet!” he says. And my estrogen is still high as well. We have reduced my dose, so no worries there either. The reason I feel so good (as per Dr. Lee) is because I finally have some balance between my estrogen and progesterone even though it is not perfect. I can’t wait to see how good I’ll feel when they’re balanced!
I must tell you I am worried about all the news lately regarding breast cancer and synthetic hormones. My goodness, I was on ‘synthetic estrogen’ for eight years- if only I had known about all natural bioidenticals back then! Yikes, I’m overdue for my mammogram as it is, so I see an x-ray in my near future.
It’s nice to be treated as an individual with specific needs, oh wait, aren’t we all individuals? I guess someone forgot to tell the traditional doctors that we need individualized care and they cannot PRESCRIBE the exact same does of any drug to every single patient! That felt good to say!