What can contaminate progesterone saliva test results?
Hi, I'm 60 years old. I've been trying to feel good for 4 years. It all started with adrenal fatigue and because of the A.F. all of a sudden I couldn't tolerate my thyroids meds that I had been on for 5 years. Got the A.F. taken care of eventually but in the process have been under-dosed and over-dosed on estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, testosterone and different thyroid meds. It's been a nightmare.
I am finally closing in on 'normal' on all fronts. BUT just got my saliva test back:
Estrodiol is 1.9 (within normal range)
Progesterone is 372 (range is 30-300)
The thing that worries me is my last 2 saliva tests were 36 (March) and 44 (July)
I haven't changed my dosage. I'm trying to figure out what could be causing my number to rise so high. The doctor says it's nothing to worry about (I've heard that too many times from too many doctors) and that it could be contamination from something they put in anti-aging creams, etc. that I could be using.
I called the testing company and they couldn't tell me much. I read the directions before doing the test and am as sure as I can be that I followed them exactly.
Thanks so much for your help.