Question about ZRT Lab tests
It is Ashley again (see my Posts Severe PPA and PMS, and Don't know how I have been functioning). I was wondering if the ZRT tests give any feedback as to where to start your dosage based on your hormones levels and ratios reported? If so, I would do another test through them. I am currently working with a place, http://www.hotzehwc.com/en-US/default.aspx and they only want to up my progesterone by 12.5mg each cycle if symptoms warrant. I am currently taken 50mg and have not noticed any improvement, in fact, I think it has actually stimulated my estrogen and caused me more symptoms, especially after the first day or two when my body was adjusting (i am super sensitive to hormonal changes). Is it common when you increase your dosages to have some worsen of symptoms at first? I keep telling them that I feel I should be around 100mg but they say your body will tell us that. Ughh, I really don't want to wait through each cycle to see if symptoms get better. I have a 3 year old and a 5 month old and life does not stop because I feel awful. Can you please point me to any studies or literature that says that for severe symptoms, the starting dosage should be such and such.
These folks are doctors and they do a great job, in fact they found that I also have low thyroid. I guess I am just getting impatient....I desperately want to feel better and not on edge, irritable, etc. I just want to be calm and happy.
Thanks for all your help! This site has been a lifesaver.