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I'm 49, very slightly overweight but muscular and tend to store fat on my hips and thighs. My last menstrual period was June 13, 2017.
I had a CBC, chem panel, IGF-1, and hormone testing done. My TSH was fine and my DHEA and Free and Total Testosterone was low normal and TSH was 1.190 ul, but Estradiol was 9.3 pg and Progesterone 0.2. My ratio is 18.6 according to this calculator: http://passionatefortruth.com/progesterone-estrogen-ratio-calculator/. My number should be 100 correct?
My IGF-1 was low normal at 75. Not sure if this is related. But my estrogen is low which makes sense because within the last month or so, I've begun to have night sweats and horrible bouts of insomnia, the latter of which I've had off and on my whole life. These are signs of low estrogen. I've been taking around 200 mg. of DIM for the past year or more and Calcium d-Glucarate off and on, but last month, I was taking the CDG at 1000 mg. a day. Could this have lowered my estrogen?
I have only one ovary, if that matters and it was removed along with a small portion of the remaining ovary to stimulate hormones, supposedly. This was done when I was 17 years old.
Do my test results mean I should add estriol cream or at least supplement with soy isoflavones for to increase my estrogen? Other symptoms I'm having are UTI and vaginal dryness, low energy and I'm freezing. But most of all, I need to get some solid and restful sleep!