Hormone levels

by Katie

Firstly I am so sorry to write again, however I cannot find my original post I really don’t know how to??
I wanted to ask your advice, I have been diagnosed with pcos, and for the last year after my daughter was born have suffered with anxiety, for no reason, I’m not an anxious person normally and have no reason to be anxious it’s just there!! I also have days of depression that come and go like doom! My hair is thin in patches and I did have night sweats although these have subsided now.

Anyway..... I wanted to ask you if you think my levels reflect my current symptoms.... my oestrogen is 1226 and progesterone 6..8 this is after 8 weeks of taking progesterone in lozenge form 150mg. I’m now on a tablet form but considering cream.

My vit d is also 62? Can you possibly tell me if you think my symptoms could be caused by my levels? I’m unsure how good or bad they are really?
Once again I really do apologise for starting a new thread I just can’t figure out how you carry it on?!
I would really appreciate your help/reassurance and advice, I have an 18 month old and feel like I’m missing out!
Many thanks

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Mar 05, 2021
Hormone Levels
by: Joy

Hi Katie

I am a bit confused as I am dealing with a Katie from Oxford and a Katie from USA. Are you the same person? You also give two different test results. Here is the Post if you are the same person. This is why it is helpful to keep one thread going. When you submitted your question, it gives you an option to be notified when there are any other posts replying to yours, an email is sent to you notifying you of this. That is the best way of keeping track of things.

Have you read the page on PCOS. If you have PCOS, then you are suffering from Insulin Resistance too. You could also be suffering from PND, please the the Pregnancy page.

Any form of oral progesterone is not the best Delivery Method as 96% gets destroyed by the gut and liver. Please consider using a good quality progesterone Cream such as Natpro which is a 3% cream. Usually between 100-200mg progesterone cream is needed, more if symptoms are severe. All the is explained on the How to use Progesterone Cream page.

If you are the same Katie, you have given me two different tests results, one here and the other on your original post. The results given on this page is 6:1, it should be around 600:1. Progesterone always needs to be the dominant hormone. You very clearly need to use a lot more progesterone to get you levels up, but not oral progesterone.

Please make use of the search bar on the website, it is most useful.

Mar 05, 2021
Hormone levels
by: Anonymous

No, those were not my results that is a different Katie. My results are as follows:
Estrogeon 1226 progesterone 6.3 and my vit d is 61.

Kind regards


Mar 06, 2021
Increased anxiety
by: Anonymous

Thank you for your response.
I have only recently had my dose etc changed over the last 3 days and out of nowhere I now have a huge increase in anxiety, couldn’t sleep last night it’s kept me awake, panic attack before I went to bed. Could this be due to the change in my dose? I was on 150mg lozenge and she changed it to 75 lozenge (am) and 100mg oral progesterone (pm) could this slight increase and change of method of brought on this increase in my anxiety?

I am looking into changing to the cream but at the moment I’m just looking for answers/ advice on why this has happened so I can understand it better? As mentioned before when my tests were dont last week I was 1226 estrogeon and 6.3 progesterone. (After 8 weeks on 112.5 lozenge) many thanks for reading, I would really appreciate your response. I just need to know why this has happened and I feel worse 😥

Mar 09, 2021
Hormone Levels/Anxiety
by: Joy

Hi Katie

I will reply to both your questions here. Your progesterone:estrogen ratio on the figures given here is 5:1. It should be around 600:1 as explained on the Hormone Testing page.

I have explained that oral progesterone is not the best delivery method. Any adjustment to the amount used will have an affect, whether its oral or a cream.

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