I'm a 33 year old woman, and am incredibly confused about what's going on with my body. Recently, I started seeing a holistic cardiologist for a fainting disorder, and he suspected hypothyroid, even though I'm being treated for hyperthyroid by my GP. The new doc did a whole bunch of blood tests, and it turns out my progesterone level is at zero!
I still menstruate, though lightly, and haven't had fertility issues because I have never tried to get pregnant. My cortisol is about half of what it should be. So the new doc put me on a few supplements to help get my thyroid up, as he is sure that it's the hypothyroid that is causing my progesterone to be depleted. Other problems I have, including the fainting disorder, excessive daytime sleepiness, and sleep apnea, he also believes are result of the hypothyroid.
What I'm wondering is, should I be on a progesterone regimen too? Or should I wait and let the supplements do their job? It's hard to have two docs with entirely differing opinions. I really don't know what's going on at this point, but am just trying to track symptoms so I can get an idea of what's working and what's not. I'm definitely out of whack, and just hoping that something will make me feel better!