What should my levels be?
(Chapel Hill, NC)
I'm a 42 year old female. I learned about Natpro and began using it October 2009. This was after being diagnosed with Endometriosis and having the surgery July 2009.
July 12, 2010, I visited an alternative doctor to have my hormone levels checked, she drew blood versus saliva. I usually get my cycle around the 21st of each month. She informed me my hormone levels are good and had I NOT been on the progesterone cream my progesterone levels would be too low. My Estradiol is 96.4 pg/ml and my Progesterone is 10.3 ng/ml. On some mornings when I first wake up I get hot really quick. I also tend to have an achey feeling in my feet. In addition if my feet are up on a stool or I'm laying down, once I stand up they will feel extremely achey. I also (at times) will have a sharp pain in the areas where my Endometriosis was found. I also continue to have problems off and on with my facial skin, breaking out, etc.
I'm extremely healthy, run every other day and work out at the gym on the other days. I take organic multi-vitamins for women over 40, Omega 3's, Vitamin D, Evening Primrose Oil, Vitamin C, CO Enzyme Q10. Drink green tea as well as a lot of water throughout the day. I do not use products that contain parabens. My skin care line is an organic line as well.
My question is, what should my estrogen/progesterone levels be? I've tried reading the area of your website that shows levels, however, it can be confusing and I hate guessing at something like this. I believe my body is trying to tell me something. Other than those problems, I feel really great.
Thank you so much for all the wonderful information you provide.