Here is an update for this previous post:
My result Ranges
Free T4 - 13 12-22pmol/l Free T3 - 3.4 2.6-5.7 pmol.l DHEAS - 6.4 2.68-9.23 umol/l Testosterone- 0.6 F: <2.0 nmol/l Estradiol- 55. Follicular 46-607 Ovulatory 315 -1828 Luteal 161-774 Post- Menopausal <202 Insulin - 33. FASTING 40- 190 pmol/l
OK! So after consulting my doctor again, as i understand it I am at the lower end of normal range in all? What does this mean?
How can i increase my hormones? more Estrogel? more Bio-Iden. Prog. Is it safe for a 28 yr old to take Bio-Iden. Testosterone?
Any suggestions would help.
Symptoms/Problems : Low Energy, weight gain, lethargy, can't lean out, ZERO muscle definition (despite strategic lifting/cardio regimen)
Hello, 28 year old female here. Dealing with a very confusing situation of hormones.
I have been off birth control for 8months with no period or cycle. Taking Bio-Iden Progesterone the whole time.
My most recent blood work came back with these numbers. I called my Doctor and she said "all good, no concerns here" Then i take the result to my Naturopath/Female Horm. Specialist/Compounding Pharmicist and she says "I cannot believe this is the blood work of a healthy, fit, 28 yr old, if you weren't in front of me I'd think i was looking at a 65 yr old post-menopausal client"
How on Earth can my GP say everything is fine, and my Naturopath says I am so low on my hormones that I am grounds for Ovarian failure and Early onset menopause. Please someone help me understand...
Currently using Bio-Iden. Proges. and Estro gel, 100mg Spironolactone (skin) should i get off? and Metformin should i get off ?
Results from Feb 2013
TSH - 1.76 Estradiol - 55 Testosterone - 0.6 DHEA - 6.4 T4 - 13 Free T 3 - 3.4 Insulin - 33
I am in the process of getting:
CRP - (C Reactive Protein) LH FSH PRL T3 - Reverse - GH ACTH Cortisol
To help further, but what do my hormone levels tell me? I am very very poor sense of well being, feel lethargic, tired, sore all the time. No energy for workouts, over-emotional, weight gain, etc
Background Info: 28, female, fit, Paleo diet for over 2yrs, History of : PCOS (years ago), Eating Disorder(still recovering), pre-puberty excessive exercise.
Any help Would be greatly appreciated!
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on February 23, 2013
at 03:50 AM
You need to see an endocronologist. PCOS has to be controlled (I had it & took spironolactone, due to elevated androgen level,and stopped taking it after 3 yrs b/c of side effects of it being a diuretic). I grew out of the PCOS in my late 30s and am now on bio-id as I approach menopause. Bio-id hormones may not be at the right levels for you - it's an experiment b/c no 2 ppl are alike when it comes to dosage. Also need to control your blood sugar with a balanced diet and exercise.
on February 22, 2013
at 08:49 PM
Your Free T4 is abysmal, Free T3 could be better and TSH is not optimal. You might want to get tested for thyroid antibodies to see if you are in early stages of Hashimoto's. Hypothyroidism is a complex area, ... you really need to speak with your doctor about it. Perhaps your ND can provide additional guidance (diet, supplements).
Best of luck.