I'm Just Beginning, but why do I have to carry my Dr?
(Portland, OR, USA)
It's interesting when you request a test for hormone levels, and your doctor fights you the entire way. She's young and fertile, healthy and beautiful and perhaps a little more judgemental than say another older doctor who has experienced some form of hormone displacement?
You're told you are not symptomatic for any hormone disfunction even though the symptoms are as vast as the lack of knowledge about hormone supplementation. You state that you have never had regular periods, for decades and suddenly you are getting them right on time, that you have PCOS, that you have an endocrine disease, that you have adrenal fatigue and that your last test showed you had high testosterone and low DHEA. But still resistance all the way.
You manage to garner one test for progesterone in a blood draw one day before you shed and it comes back 5.8 ng/mL. Isn't that low for a 43 y/o woman the day before her period? It's frustrating and I'm ready to change offices and doctors if I don't get more receptive care.