High progesterone in saliva test
Hi everybody, I had a saliva test done by ZRT Lab for progesterone and it’s 11980H...the range they give is 12 - 100. Should I be concerned?
I had been on emerita Pro-Gest for 2 weeks prior to the test taking 1/2 tsp/2/day....took the saliva as instructed....first thing in the morning before getting out of bed.
My general health is good at 65 years old...not on any drugs....I was just hoping the progesterone would increase my energy. I have enough to get through the day...still working at a job I love (private practice Chiropractor) but just don’t feel like doing anything more. I walk my dog a few times/week and that’s it. My job is medium active, low stress, as is my life in general. I ‘ve had none of the old age testing done, bone density, etc so have no idea about all that....not really interested since IMO the tests are just to get folks on their drugs anyhow. My change was uneventful...a few hot flashes, headaches, low energy (more then now)....but all resolved once I was done.
I switched to Natpro this month and am taking 1/2 tsp at night. I reduced that yesterday to 1/4 tsp because I started with going to sleep after a late lunch or supper again....sleeping for 2 hours solid....this was the same type of thing that went on during my change....it was rather surreal when it started happening again...remembering “hey that’s familiar”. However now I can still sleep at night whereas before it would take me hours to get to sleep. It started about 2 weeks after starting the Pro-Gest and I ‘ve been on the Natpro about 2 weeks and it started again. It stopped when I took the 1 week break from the Pro-Gest.
So I hope I ‘ve given you enough info that you can tell me if I should stay on the Natpro and at what dosage. I‘ve researched it online and most say not to be concerned about the high level in my saliva.
But from what I ‘ve read on your site, you say most all of us need it and I ‘d like to keep taking it for the bone effect and all the other health benefits it provides. And hope in time my energy will come up too. I know it can take upwards of 6 months....not looking for anything instant...willing to give my body time to react. Thanks so much for your time.