Estradiol level too high
(Parma, Ohio, U.S.A.)
I am a 43 year old woman who has not had a period in over 9 months. I also have a list of symptoms which include extreme fatigue, weight gain (10+lbs. in the last 3 months), headaches, anxiety, just to mention a few!
I finally got my doctor to check my hormone levels. My estradiol level was over 740 the first time, so he re-tested and that one came back at 810! He ordered progesterone for me and I pick it up at the pharmacy tomorrow. I think it's the pill form. I am worried that it won't work after reading all the info on this website. I would love to hear any suggestions.
I also wanted to mention that I have been suffering from fibromyalgia for the last 8 years. I really want to get my life back. I am considering calling the doctor and ask him his opinion on the progesterone he ordered and the cream I can get on my own. Please help!