Is this normal?

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So my gyno did a blood test on my hormones.

Here are the results

Estradiol 15.3

FSH 7.3

LH 2.1

Progesterone  0.2

DHEA 86

Total testosterone 7.6

Free testosterone  <0.2

She said mytestosterone was below normal range. But she said everything else was fine. Are the results normal? I'm having every symptom of perimenopause. Anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia, depression, rapid heart rate, loss of appetite, loss of interest in daily things, crying spells, fatigue, concentration problems, nausea, mood swings, rapid heart rate, and those are just a few. 

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    Hi Wildfire

    My heart goes out to you because i definately know what you are going through and how you feel. Yes those are perimenopause symptons regardless of what bloodwork shows.

    The thing on my bloodwork that was out of range were low progesterone and low testosterone. The thing about hormones they fluctuate throughout the day so its hard to pinpoint just on bloodwork . You are having mostly some of tbe same symptons as mine and others on here. The list can go on and on..like now im having this burning sensation under my skin in the chest area and upper stomach , and lower back and butt, though acid reflux is one of my biggest sympton but this doesnt feel like a acid reflux right now.

    My worse time is the time i would be ovulating up until time of a period

    my body goes off the chain...and this is the time right now.

    Have you been to any other doctor or specialist just to rule out other things? But it sounds like perimenopause to me.

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      I have been to countless doctors and had numerous tests done. All normal of course. I did have a B12 and D deficiency. 

      I had that burning sensation you're describing a few times already. It's funny you say that.

      If you don't mind me asking what were your progesterone, estradiol and testosterone levels?

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    The last testing i done was on 8/2 and they were:

    progesterone 2.95

    Total testosterone 29

    free testosterone 0.3

    He didnt check estrogen then i guess because he put me on BHRT oral progesterone because it was low and wanted to see if improved

    Before those results are the June results:

    FSH 6.3

    LH 7.5

    Estradiol 97.0

    I think its time for me to get more done.

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    Wildfire,

       I love to help on your questions, but more information would be of real help.  Where are you in this peri - meno range.  And how old are you.  If you are still having periods the day of your cycle that the  labs were drawn might also be of help.  And while you didn't list any of the lab measurements, I have to presume that they are the more common and standard units. i.e. Estradiol of 15.3 pg/ml.  etc.  But there are many different lab measurements.  I was always very unglued when my new lab would measure progesterone in the unit ng/dL vs the ng/mL that I was used to.  

     

     

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    Your vitamin deficiencies can cause the symptoms you are experiencing. Have you been given any suppliments to take?

    One more thing - lots of you are having your hormone blood levels checked. What country are you in? Are you in the US? As far as I know they don't do that in the UK. None of the doctors I've seen have offered it. They just go by the symptoms, say 'you are in perimenopause, here are your options'. I don't understand the point of checking the levels anyway - they must vary so much. I was fully in peri with vaginal dryness, night sweats and hot flushes, no period for 6 months. I assume my hormone levels must have been way off normal. Now my hot flushes and night sweats stopped and I've started regular periods - I guess my hormone levels must be very different to what they were a few months ago.

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    I'm in the US. I'll tist my results again with the ranges below. I also had these taken on the last day of my period. I have skipped a perood this year and I'm now 18 days late on this period

    Progesterone was 0.2

    Follicular phase 0.1 to 0.9

    Luteal 1.8 to 23.9

    Ovulation 0.1 to 12.00

    Postmenopausal 0.0 to 0.1

    Estradiol was 15.3

    Follicular 12.5 to 166.0

    Ovulation 85.8 to 498.0

    Luteal 43.8 to 211.0

    Postmenopausal  <6.0 to 54.7

    FSH was 7.3

    Follicular 3.5 to 12.5

    Ovulation 4.7 to 21.5

    Luteal 1.7 to 7.7

    Postmenopausal 25.8 to 134.8

    LH was 2.1

    Follicular 2.4 to 12.6

    Ovulation 14.0 to 95.6

    Luteal 1.0 to 11.4

    Postmenopausal 7.7 to 58.5

    Total Testosterone was 7.6

    10.0 to 55.0

    Free Testosterone was <0.2

    0.0 to 4.2

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