Way out of balance?
I've struggled the last 5 months with generalized edema. I was put on diuretics by my doctor and have lost 20 lbs of fluid. She did a blood test for hormones to check my levels and everything came back fine. I went ahead and ordered a saliva test from ZRT since I was also having extreme fatigue and weight that I can't seem to lose. My monthlys have also gone from 5 to 2 days long. According to ZRT my progesterone should be between 75-100 and mine is 8. My doctor doesn't think this is accurate but I've done it twice now. Actually my progesterone level is lower during the luteal phase than then follicular phase which was still incredibly low. I don't know whether ZRT is correct or the blood tests??? Any opinion on this? Also my cortisol is low according to ZRT and could lead to adrenal insufficiency? Again, blood tests don't register this. Confused.
Thank you in advance for your input.