trying to figure out progesterone/estradiol ratios???
I'm a 26 year old mother of 2, and have had hair loss and PMS problems for a while now. I was on birth control pills for a total of about 4-5 years on and off and have been off of them for about 2 years now due to mood swings, low libido and harmful effects I've read about. I saw an endocrinologist for a blood test to compare my estrogen and progesterone. He couldn't tell me anything about what the ratio should be because he says it's changing all the time. I've heard it mentioned that it should be anywhere from 2:00-1 to 600:1. I took a blood test on the 9th day of my cycle (follicular phase), and my progsesterone was 0.3 ng (normal range being 0.2-1.5) which I thought was a bit low. My estradiol was 54.2 pg which I converted to 0.0542 ng to compare with progesterone(normal range being 12.5-166). When I divided the progesterone by the estradiol, I get 5.5. Does this mean I'm only a 5:1 ratio? I've already bought the natpro cream and am going to try it, but I really need to justify to myself buying this long term. Any help or clarity would be very helpful. thanks!