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Old 07-30-2004, 05:19 AM   #1
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hormone test results

hi everyone...I have been feeling lousy for over a year now. I had a hormone test done for fsh and estradiol. The first time it was during the first week after my period. (I do take birth control pills) At that time the fsh was 15.7 and the estradiol was 24. The next test was taken on day 3 of my period and the fsh was .7 and the estradiol was 24 again. What does this mean? the dr said it is in normal range and at 40 I am too young. I can't believe I can feel so bad most of the month and they say nothing is wrong. The scariest part is the pains in my left arm, shoulder and upper back. I am so afraid of having a heart attack. I have had 2 ekg's that were normal. Please Help..thank you so much.

 
Old 07-30-2004, 06:29 AM   #2
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Re: hormone test results

You aregoing through what I did with the left arm hurting. It is scary but I've been doing it for 6 months now along with the other wonderful symptoms we get. I also have had EKG's and an echo cardiogram. Normal. I had a stress test this past Tuesday just to ease my mind but I don't have the results. It's a case of no news is good news. These aches are probably all to do with our hormones fluctuating. I'm sure you are fine.

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Old 07-31-2004, 05:20 AM   #3
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thank you for your reply. I am sure you are right. I hope everything is normal with your stress test results.

 
Old 07-31-2004, 07:26 AM   #4
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I have had the left arm, back shoulder and front chest pains off and on for two years. I also thought I was having a heart attack but I could walk four miles a day with the pain and after I started walking, they would go away. This all started to occur just as my periods were stopping. It sounds as if you are going through peri.

 
Old 07-31-2004, 08:47 AM   #5
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It is funny what you said about walking...I stopped walking because I felt so lousy. I finally went back figuring maybe it would help and it stopped the aching for awhile. It is amazing to me how bad I can feel at 40. Thanks again for your help.

 
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It is funny what you said about walking...I stopped walking because I felt so lousy. I finally went back figuring maybe it would help and it stopped the aching for awhile. It is amazing to me how bad I can feel at 40. Thanks again for your help.


I am also amazed that hormones could make me feel so BLAH!!! I look forward to regaining the energy to exercise. When I do force myself to work out on my bike I have to go straight to bed afterward . Right before all my symptoms became worst I was working out at the gym for over and hour, now 30 minutes on the bike feels like two hour. I'm determined to regain my stamina, mood, and life, so I guess I've better keep pushing (or peddling ).

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I am also amazed that hormones could make me feel so BLAH!!! I look forward to regaining the energy to exercise. When I do force myself to work out on my bike I have to go straight to bed afterward . Right before all my symptoms became worst I was working out at the gym for over and hour, now 30 minutes on the bike feels like two hour. I'm determined to regain my stamina, mood, and life, so I guess I've better keep pushing (or peddling ).
That is the adrenaline fatigue, i know what you mean here. There are times we get these horrible adrenaline surges or power surges or this horrible fatigue. High cortisol and then low cortisol. This is because of hormone changes.

Andrea

 
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