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Old 03-28-2013, 06:41 AM   #1
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BHRT & Hormone levels?

I am 47 and started symptoms about 5 years ago along with extrememly high chronic stress due to home life. I have every symptom of peri. almost on a daily basis with 1-2 days of a break from headache, fatigue, anxiety, mood swings, crazy head thinking, etc.
My Dr. put me on BHRT about 3 months ago, 2mgProg/2estr./1.5test.
My progesterone levels came up from non existant to low/normal. My estrogen went from 8 to 23. I still feel really bad and my Dr thinks these levels are good. I have read online that a normal level for estrogen shoud be over 100. Does any else has any information as to where these levels should be? I just want to feel normal again.

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Old 06-21-2013, 05:41 AM   #2
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Megapause HB User
Re: BHRT & Hormone levels?

Estradiol Levels are as follows:

Adult Female:
Follicular Phase: 12.5 - 166.00
Ovulation Phase: 85.8 - 498.00
Luteal Phase: 43.8 - 211.00
Postmenopausal: <6.0 - 54.7
1st Trimester 215.00 - >4300.0
Girls ( 1 - 10 years) 6.0 - 27.0

Hope this helps!!!

Old 07-02-2013, 01:21 AM   #3
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ChaosAngel HB User
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*

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