Originally Posted by miller01
I am 39 yo premenopausal with hypothyroidism. After not feeling well for 4 years, I have bypassed docs and ordered a home saliva testing kit. Here are the results:
Estradiol 2.3 1.0-5.0 Range
Progesterone 57 100-600 Range*
Progesterone/Estrogen Ratio 25 50-200 Range*
Testesterone 37 20-50 Range
DHEA-S 15.8 3-10 Range*
Cortisol Morning 13.1 3-8 Range*
Cortisol Noon 2.8 2-4 Range
Cortisol Evening .3 1-2 Range*
Cortisol Night 1.3 .5-1.5 Range
Now, dose anyone have experience with saliva testing? I have fax'd this to my endocrinologist, as well as alternative doc to see what they say.
I think that this hypothyroidism has something to do with the low progesterone. But why elevated cortisol and DHEA-S?
Anyone using natural progesterone cream? Why are you using it and how do you feel?
If you have any input on any of these hormones, as well as testing, please let me know. I am still on my journey...
Okay, having a low progesterone can have something to do with your thyroid, yes, but generally after 35 you are not ovulating on a regular basis so therefore, during perimenopause, your progesterone is going to be low that is the whole idea of using a natural progesterone creme. Having a high cortisol level may totally have something to do with your thyroid but it can also be perimenopause too. I would also do a ACTH test, which tests your adrenaline glands and pituatary gland in the brain. Now, you must feel pretty zippy in the morning, huh? With hypothyroid, generally you are feeling more fatigued but I would say in the mornings you are not. Are you feeling anxious these days? And are you sure your meds for thyroid aren't making you hyper thyroid?