Hormone levels what does it mean

by Jami Moore
(Eustis, Florida)

I have Hypothyroid and am on Armour Thyroid and labs were just done and my TSH, 3rd generation is 0.10 L,mIU/L T4, Free 0.9 ng/dl & T3,Free is 5.0 H pg/ml My Tetosterone, Total is 27ng/dl DHEa Sulfate 233 mcg/dl and my FSH 5.9 mIU/mL I asked for them to test to see if I have Hashmatos and not just Hypothyroid and the Thyroid Peroxidase antiobdies is the test they did for that and it came back 203 H IU/mL my progesterone is also <0.5 ng/Ml Estradiol 55 pg/mL and my cortisol, A.M. 12.5 mcg/dL and these test were all taken at 7.28 am and I had taken my thyroid med at 6:20 am.

I had my tubes tied 4 months ago along with ablation done to my cervix so that I would stop having a menstrual period or at least lessen the amount after my 3rd baby in 2009 I have had very heavy periods that last for 10 days. So far I have had lighter periods and they come every other month so far. I feel good and have more energy and have lost weight for the first time in years. But the one Dr wants to put me on progeserone replacement but my Ob said he is not worried about it if I was having a baby that would be another thing. SO who is right and should I be worried about the progesterone levels? SInce July 18 the I have been taking Healthe Trim to help with loosing weight and its all natural. Any suggestions on my levels stated above?

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Oct 28, 2011
Hormone levels what does it mean
by: Wray

Hi Jami Your progesterone level is extremely low, but if the test was done during the follicular phase, the result is meaningless. It should be low then, it only peaks mid-luteal phase when the test should have been done. The ablation was unnecessary, as progesterone stops heavy bleeding, although amounts of 400mg/day and over are needed. I don't know why your doctor wishes you to use progesterone, possibly for the thyroid, as it does speed metabolism slightly. Plus suppressing excess oestrogen which slows the thyroid down. Progesterone is not just a pregnancy hormone, as many Ob's believe, it plays a multitude of different roles in the body, which your doctor obviously knows about. If you can let me know when your test was done, I can help further, but as it is, I can't. You might like to read about How to use progesterone. Please have a vitamin D test done, as a lack of this vital nutrient affects the thyroid, see here, here and here. Take care Wray

Oct 09, 2017
Low progesterone
by: Anonymous

Hello, I am a 47yr old female. According to Dr. not in pre-menopause. I have Hashimoto's and am on Tirosint 88mg.

My bloodwork came back with low progesterone of .28ng/ml. Have always had heavy and irregular menstrual cycle. 4 yrs ago, I had uterine ablation done. Menstruation has been mostly light and pretty regular of 28-30 days. This past August, it lasted 3 weeks and did not look normal.

Went to OB/gyn had exam, came back normal. Gave me 10 day supply of provera. 5 days into provera I had blood drawn for routine f/u for my hormonal. Dr. wants to put me on progesterone.

Could levels be off because of the weird menstruation I just had? I am seeing him for my thyroid and weight loss. I've lost 35 lbs in 4 months. I am also noticing more hair loss than normal.

Could everything be out of sorts because of rapid weight loss?

Oct 11, 2017
Low progesterone
by: Joy

Oh I really do disagree with your doctor. Peri-Menopause (PM) starts at around 35 when progesterone levels start to drop causing an imbalance. I would suspect that your weight loss is probably due to your thyroid, but you need to have this confirmed by your doctor. A Selenium deficiency is implicated in Hashi's, has anyone checked your level? Please see info given below. Hair Loss is also linked to thyroid problems, but stress can also cause it amongst other things.

While each hormone result is important, it is the results for progesterone and estradiol (E2) that is vital in order to work out a ratio between the two hormones. Do have a result for your E2?

The ablation was not necessary at all, the correct use of progesterone and anti-inflammatory nutrients would have cleared the heavy bleeding. I also had an ablation when I was 47, had I known about progesterone therapy then, I would never have had the procedure. What is concerning me though, is that you are still bleeding. One should not bleed at all after an ablation. For me it took 2 months for my bleeding and spotting to stop totally after the procedure. Please discuss this with your doctor. I am not in favour of Provera at all, please read up on the side effects below.

Do you know what your Vitamin D3 level is? A deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone and is connected to every single functioning cell in our bodies, including the thyroid. Co-factors are needed when taking D3.

Please read these pages and the references as they will explain what is needed. If progesterone is not used correctly you will battle. Please look at a good organic cream such as Natpro.

How to use Progesterone Cream -

Estrogen Dominance -

Peri-Menopause -

Vitamin D3 -

Magnesium -

Hair Loss -

Hashimoto's -

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