Question about my saliva test results
I'm 41 and still menstruating (when my body feels like it). I used to always have a regular 28 day cycle but I just started bioidentical hormones recently and skipped a period. I don't think my body liked the estrogen I was taking so I stopped taking it until I discuss it with my doctor. My saliva test results from day 21 of my cycle were as follows:
Progesterone was 128.6. Not sure what this means since there is not an ml next to it. I am taking 0.1ml daily and I am getting hot several times throughout the day. Not typical hot flashes, just hot. Wondering what that means.
Estradiol 1.1 (again, not sure what that means).
Doctor said I was slightly low in estrogen and very low in progesterone. She prescribed me to do .02ml of estrogen days 3-26 of my cycle, and .04ml of progesterone days 14-26.
I started my hormones on day 14 and noticed immediately that I was getting hot alot and gained some weight. I felt bloated and heavy almost every day.
Today is day 7 of my cycle and I have not been taking the estrogen, but I did take progesterone yesterday and today. I feel very good, lighter, not bloated, and feel like my waist is coming back, but I am also getting hot still.
I'm so lost. I feel like my body definitely likes the progesterone and hates the estrogen, but I'm wondering why I am getting hot. Does this mean I am taking too much or not enough?
Any feedback would be helpful and appreciated. Thanks!