Should progesterone and estrogen be tested on the same day?
I'm 45 and suspect I have had hormone problems for most of my life. I am super emotional all of the time, but this turns into irrational anger before my period, then drops into black despair almost immediately afterwards. I have zero motivation and struggle with horrible insomnia. Changing to a healthier diet and lifestyle in the last few years has helped somewhat, I am now pretty regular with cycles between 27 and 31 days.
I have been doing further research recently and am now testing to see if I can get some answers. As I am in the UK and have had no joy with my doctor, I've been using a private company to do blood tests (I was not aware of saliva tests). I want to work out the pro/est ratio before I start using the cream.
The company I use suggested that progesterone should be tested 7 days after ovulation (approx day 21) and that estrogen should be tested on day 3 of the cycle, so this is what I have done. But upon reading this website, I don't see anyone else doing it like that on here, so my question is should they be tested at the same time in order to get the correct ratio? Will it give me incorrect numbers if I use these tests?
I appreciate your help and any suggestions.