May 15, 2008
So, I don't have the #'s b/c the Dr's called me back at 6:30 pm to tell me a quick version of what the lab told them. SO this is a short synopsis but I hope to have the report soon and post my specific levels so i can get feedback.
Basically, My estrogen levels are so high they're outside the "high-normal" range; my progesterone levels are too high, my cortisol levels are high, my DHEA (from my adrenal glands) is too high, which means that my testosterone production is too high. My levels throughout the entire month are suggesting that I"m having 2 cycles in one. The Dr. said I may notice this as spotting or I may not. I said NOT b/c I don't spot throughout the month. There was lots more info but we were on the phone so that sums up what I remember. They want to do a 1 day saliva test now to look specifically into my Adrenals and determine what the problem is b/c with so much production of DHEA and testosterone, I should feel energetic, not tired. I'm excited that I have answers to why my libidio is so damn high and why my mood is so pms-y!!!
I'm really emotional right now b/c I spent 2 hours on the phone w/my mother who did nothing but undermine the significance of the tests and the results and made me feel like I was just wasting money on these tests. SHe kept telling me that every woman has abnormal levels and they would regulate themselves. Keep in mind that my mother thinks she's an expert on everything, but nonetheless, it was disheartening b/c I was so excited to have answers and she's popping my bubble, telling me that the #s don't matter. That basically this is all in my head. But, like I told her, i didn't start feeling symptoms when they told me my levels were off. I felt symptoms which is WHY i had my levels TESTED!!! UGGGHHHHHHH!!!
So, that's what I know for now and I hope to learn more in the coming days and weeks as i speak to an endocrinologist about all these things and how to fix them.