Hormone Craziness !!

by Jane
(California)

I am 47 year old and just had another blood test. My Progesterone was 6.1, Estradiol 70.8, Testosterone 120. Growth Hormone .7.. I work out 5 days a week and I am 90% vegan. (I have fish about twice a month). My symptoms are as follows. Major Hot Flashes all day long. coughing, depression, sleepiness all day, heart palpitations
loss of sex drive,brain fog,sore dry eyes,sore joint, sore muscles, sores in mouth, constipation
yeast infection,dry chapped itchy skin,aching neck
dehydration, headaches, hair loss,thickening in the waist, belly fat,extreme thirst,loss of strength, acne, moon face and puffiness,eruptions at lymph node areas, groin, armpit. I think that covers it. HELP HELP!!!

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May 23, 2013
hormone craziness
by: kare

Hi I too suffer with quite a few symptoms as you have.I also have had my homones tested they said they were in the normal ranges what ever that may be as I was never told.are your homones well out if wack ?as I have no idea what they should be ? X

May 24, 2013
Hormone Craziness !!
by: Wray

Hi Jane Well I couldn't help but laugh at your very graphically put list of symptoms and ending. Apart from a few I had those and others too, which I'm sure you do but haven't listed. So I know exactly how you're feeling. You are in Peri-menopause now, such a difficult time. Your P:E2 ratio is 86:1 which is very low, you might like to look at Saliva Tests we run, you'll notice the women had ratios of 600:1 and over after using progesterone. We do have a number of pages you could look through on your symptoms, see Hot Flushes, Anxiety, Libido, Candida, Migraines, Hair Loss and Acne. All your symptoms point to high oestrogen and testosterone, and low progesterone. I have found for the more severe symptoms like hot flushes that 400mg/day progesterone is needed, often with help from antioxidants like resveratrol and omega 3 fish oil. The heart palpitations are caused by oestrogen, it causes prolongation of the QT interval, which results in palpitations, arrhythmia, Torsades de Pointes and sudden death. Whereas progesterone shortens the QT interval, see here, here, here, here, here, here and here. Continued below

May 24, 2013
Hormone Craziness !! Part 2
by: Wray

Hi Jane And more here, here and here. This is why more women suffer from these problems than men, their oestrogen level is low compared to ours. Your sore, dry eyes are also caused by oestrogen, in it's worst form it's known as Sjogren's syndrome, see here, here, here and here. One of the papers above concludes with "Abnormal levels and relative ratios of hormones may play a role in the pathogenesis of Sjögren's syndrome." Their results suggesting "Mann-Whitney U test revealed a significantly higher levels of prolactin among patients than controls (11.41 ng/ml vs. 6.74 ng/ml, p=0.003) with significantly higher prolactin/ progesterone (18.88 vs. 8.14, p=0.02) and estrogen/ progesterone (71.51 vs. 42.02, p=0.05) ratios." Well with your ratio it doesn't surprise me. Sjogren's is labeled as an 'autoimmune' disease, but as all these have low vitamin D, and many have low progesterone, I'm beginning to think they're not autoimmune, but merely a deficiency disease. Of particular interest to me many believe Sjogren's also has a genetic component, as it tends to run in families. But so do vitamin D deficiencies, in fact most of us have low levels. Low vitamin D is found in Sjogren's, see here and here. In fact many of your symptoms show low vitamin D levels, please have a test done. Your loss of strength is due to low progesterone and vitamin D, see here, here and here. Continued below

May 24, 2013
Hormone Craziness !! part 3
by: Wray

Hi Jane This last abstract has nothing on it, so I've pasted a passage from the paper which I bought... 'Substantial relief of myopathic disability by progesterone therapy'.....
(We report about a 41-year old woman who was suffering from a general muscle weakness since her early childhood....From July 1998 until July 1999 the patient was treated with progesterone suppositorium 0.4 g once a day from the 14th to the 25th day of the menstrual cycle. In July 1999 her gait had improved significantly and she could get up from a chair more easily, even her ability to walk up and down stairs had improved....Progesterone dosage was increased from 400 mg to 600 mg. In January 2001 the patient reported enthusiastically about the improvement she had gained from progesterone-therapy. The patient reported a clear increase in strength in all affected muscle groups resulting in dramatic functional improvement.) And here here, here, here and here for vitamin D. Please have that test done. I could explain all your symptoms to you, but my reply would be miles long! So in my next reply I can add some others. Take care Wray

May 24, 2013
Hormone Craziness
by: Jane

Hi Wray,

Thank you so much for all the information. Can you recommend a lab that does the saliva testing?? I would like to get that done. I am not use to feeling this bad so would love to get help ASAP.

May 29, 2013
Hormone Craziness
by: Wray

Hi Jane ZRT Labs are the best there is. They also do vitamin D testing too. But you really don't need another test, it will only prove your ratio is low and you need to use high amounts of progesterone to correct the imbalance. But the vitamin D test would be essential to my mind. Take care Wray

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