Do I need progesterone?
by Jess K
I am recovering from hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's) and my DO suggested I take 20mg topical progesterone a day. I am on Armour along with Vit. D, B, selenium, a multi and cinnamon.
My question is, can someone explain what about my hormone panel is wrong and why I need it? No one seems to want to answer me. :( Also, will taking Progesterone now effect my body when I'm trying to conceive in a few years? Thanks!
Labs with ranges in bold below, taken on DAY 1 of cycle:
Estradiol - 31
Range Foll- 11-165; Luteal- 33-196
DHEA - pending
Range Foll- 0.2-1.4; Luteal- 4.4-28
Test: 26 Range 11-59
SHBG: 108 Range 30-135
Total test- 5.2 Range 2.2-20.6
Test. LC-MS bioavailable ref int
Test free- 1.9 Range 0.8-7.4
What is the ratio for E2 dominance? Is there one like there is a ration for RT3?