Confused about test results and symptoms
(Orange County, CA)
I have been on 100 mg of bio-identical progesterone (day 15-25 of cycle) since September. Every month starting around day 7 until around day 17 I feel horrible. My symptoms during this time are bad weakness/shakey, tension headaches, muscle pain flares up, feel hungry, some anxiety, little dizzy at times, and some heart palpitations. I know this is when estrogen starts to rise, but I don't know if these symptoms are from estrogen dominance, or too little estrogen since my hormone test (different companies) show conflicting results. My period is regular and is about a 28 day cycle.
In December (2011), I had my saliva test done through ZRT on day 24 of my cycle (last cream application 12 hours before test) and the results were:
Estradiol: 6.6 (1.3-3.3 pg/ml)
Progesterone: 5208 (200-3000 pg/ml)
Ratio: 789 (100-500 when E2 1.3-3.3)
After this December test I started taking a little maca but stopped at the beginning of February (2012) because I think it made me feel a little too jittery.
I started seeing a new doctor who uses Sabre Sciences to test, and the results for this test (day 27 of cycle, 2 days off progesterone) were:
Estradiol: 1.98 (2.5-5.0 pg/ml)
Progesterone: 373 (125-500 pg/ml)
So, my question is: Do you think my symptoms around ovulation are from estrogen dominance, or too little estrogen?
Thank you for your help!