Progesterone Blood Serum Level Out of Range
Question for you.
I know from reading on this site saliva tests are more accurate, but my doctor only does blood. I am in my mid 40's. According to the Medline links you have, female mid cycle levels should be 5 to 20 ng/mL...I got mine back and it was out of range at 35. I do not take much progesterone...just one capsule of micronized bioidentical progesterone 100mg at bedtime for two weeks out of the month (I assume that 100mg in capsule form would be about the equivalent of 10mg - 20mg of cream). I also realize capsules are not ideal...but if such a small amount of progesterone shot me over the high end range, what would starting high levels of the cream do? Wouldn't that be too much for someone like me who is already over range on such a small dosage? I guess what I am wondering is....how far past that upper range can you go on a blood test without it being overkill or is this a situation where the suggested range they have is too low in the grand scheme of things and you can go waaaay higher than the end range of 20ng/mL? Is it possible that there are some women out there that just need a small amount of natural progesterone to keep them within their range and feeling well and that higher dosages of cream can just be too much for them???
THANK YOU WRAY!