May 20, 2008
Well...i'm frustrated! I went to my holistic physician today for a consult and to get a copy of my lab results. He didn't help me at all! He just gave me the basics and said "i dont' know" to everythign else I asked. So now I've got to find someone who will take my saliva test results and interpret them and use them> The problem is, all doctors want to run their own tests at their own laboratory. But i paid $400 so I want them to look at what i've already paid for!!!
Since so many of you on these forums have dealt what i'm dealing with, i'm documenting this in the hopes that someone can help. I know any answers I get are purely speculation, and I plan on finding a legit doctor, but I just though input would be useful right now. SO here's what i've got
I have a progesterone spike on day 10 and day 27 of my cyle. My LP is 19 days long.
Estradiol reaches a high of 25 on day 17. Here are my estradiol levels on each day of saliva collection.
Day 2(start of AF) Estradiol= 8 pg/ml; Progesterone = 118
Day 5 Estradiol= 15 pg/ml; Progesterone=101
Day 8 Estradiol= 10 pg/ml; Progesterone=67
Day 10 E = 22 pg/ml; Progesteron=364
Day 13 Estradiol= 17 pg/ml; Progesterone= 151
Day 15 Estradiol= 11 pg/ml; Progesterone=80
Day 17 Estradiol= 25 pg/ml; Progesteron=108
Day 21 Estradiol= 10 pg/ml'; Progesterone=236
Day 24 Estradiol= 13 pg/ml; Progesterone= 242
Day 27 Estradiol= 2 pg/ml; Progesterone= 317
Day 29(AF started)Estradiol= 41pg/ml; Progesterone= 41
So, they're saying 2 progesterone spikes in 1 month, which could possibly mean 2 ovulations.
DHEA: Elevated. Normal range 3-10 ng/ml MY LEVEL WAS 25
Free Testosterone Normal range 8-29 pg/ml; Borderline 5-7 pg/ml MY LEVEL WAS 56
FSH SURGE normal range 2.3-4.7 MY VALUE WAS 1.32
FSH OUTPUT normal range?? MY VALUE 480.00
FOLLICLE RESPONSE INDEX normal range: 0.5-2.3 MY VALUE WAS 1.73
LH SURGE normal range 3.3-6.6 MY VALUE 2.27
LH OUPUT normal range??? MY VALUE 466.00
CORPUS LUTEUM RESPONSE INDEX normal range 8-27 MY VALUE 24.18
So basically, the doctor didn't tell me anything, but this is what the lab reports are. It says that the levels are POSSIBLY suggestive of subclinical pregnancy where implantation did not occur.
The report says my 'ESTROGEN PRIMING IS LOW WHICH MEANS THAT YOUR TISSUES ARE EXPOSED TO LOW ESTROGEN IN THE FIRST HALF OF YOUR CYCLE AND ARE NOT OPTIMALLY RECEPTIVE TO THE PROGESTERONE IN THE 2ND HALF OF THE CYCLE."
This doesn't make any sense to me. Why am i having symptoms of estrogen dominance if my estrogen levels are low in the 1st half of my cycle? And why am i having symptoms of pregnancy (progesterone related??) if i'm not maintaining normla progesterone levels when I should?