Re: BHRT & Hormone levels?
I'm with you on thinking those levels should be higher, nyergirl66. Unfortunately, the current prevalent belief in the medical community is that menopause is "normal," but that HRT can be given at "the lowest possible levels to maintain quality of life." But only until you're 65. (Don't even get me started on what medical care suddenly women do not need when they turn the magical age of 65.)
The kicker is, I have yet to find a doctor who believes me when I tell her that my "quality of life" is poor. Why? Because the numbers are in "normal for a woman of my age" (47). (My symptoms don't matter, just the numbers considered "normal" since the WHI.)
Anyway, on what your hormone levels should be, it's REALLY hard to find any hard numbers (in part due to the fact that a (non-menopausal woman) will have fluctuations throughout her cycle).
I'm not sure how helpful those numbers will be - I've yet to find a doctor who believes that a woman my age should have those numbers. *sigh*
Good luck! *hugs*
Last edited by Administrator; 07-02-2013 at 10:32 AM.