Hi awilcox - i'm in your situation with excess estrogen, low progesterone and above lab range testosterone, but not excessively over. I have a thyroid problem which went undiagnosed for minimum of 8 years. In 2001 i began shedding hair abnormally and my menstrual cycles went all over the place.
It wasn't until last year that my thyroid doctor got me to do a hormone saliva panel test which tested all my various hormones. He thought once i begin thyroid medication that my estrogen might lower, but it hasn't.
For nearly 4 months i've been on Indolplex (DIM) to reduce the estrogen. I'm due for another estrogen test soon so will then find out whether DIM helps or not.
Excess estrogen can be due to so many different things, from environmental to lifestyle, stress, diet, other health issues, medications (including birth control), pesticides, chemicals, styrofoam/plastic containers.
From what i've read, the healthier your liver, the better it can eliminate estrogen more effectively. Exercise and being active is a big help too as it keeps your circulation healthy and activates the liver. Globe artichoke in herbal formula is good liver tonic.
Years ago, my doctors where only ever interested in sticking me onto birth control pills, but i refused. I wanted real help, not a bandaid fix.
Have you had a pelvic ultrasound to check whether you have fibroids as they do like an environment where estrogen is plentiful. Have you had any other health checkups? hormonal issues can also be a symptom of another illness or it can be due to being on the wrong type of birth control for you personally. Some people are just better off birth control as they find it messes up their hormones too much, while some have been on it for years and never had a problem. It's really a very individual thing.
Hoping some of this information helps you