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  • Just got new blood tests back. There hasn't been a huge improvement in my Oestrogen - progesterone ratio, but my cortisol has dropped significantly! Maybe this is what's attributing to my improved mood.

    Results:

    Cortisol: 7.3 (norm is 6.2 - 19.4. Last time it was 20.67!)
    Oestrogen: 1030 (range is 161 - 774. Last time it was 2028, but it was at a different TOM where the range was 315 - 1828, so I'm still about 300 over.)
    Progesterone: 3 (range is 5.3 - 86. Last time it was 1.94, but it was at a different TOM where the range was 2.4 - 9.4, so weirdly, I seem to be a little lower this time.)

    Previous results:
    Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
    Hormones
    My Estrogen is high. The range is between 28 - 1828 (depending on time of cycle) - mine is 2028.
    My cortisol is high. Morning range is 6.2 - 19.4. Mine is 20.67.
    Prolactin (337.3)
    Progesteron (1.94)
    testosterone (1.18)
    Thyroid: basically the same.
    T4 - 12.7
    TSH - 1.49

    Previous results:
    Thyroid
    TSH: 1.42 (normal)
    FT3: 3.84 (norm is 3.13 - 6.76)
    FT4: 12.29 (norm is 12 - 22)
    LH: 10.32 }
    FSH: 3.09 }
    Cholesterol:

    HUGE decrease in LDL and total since leaving a high fat diet behind! Surprise surprise And weirdly, in spite of now being on a sugar - carb diet, my HDL has gone up, and my trigs have gone down...

    Total: 7.8 (301.6)
    HDL: 3.03 (117.17)
    LDL: 4.4 (170.15)
    Trigs: .78 (30.16)

    Previous results:
    Total Cholesterol: 354 (from 355 (which was the recheck) a few weeks ago)
    LDL: 229 (down from 220.5 a few weeks ago)
    HDL: 108 (down from 114.46)
    Trigs: 83 (down from 109)
    Last edited by YogaBare; 08-15-2013, 02:05 AM.
    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

    - Ray Peat

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    • Hey, it's great that your LDL and cortisol went down! Weird that your estrogen-progesterone ratio didn't change though. Why do you think that is? Did your doc say anything useful?

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      • That's a good news overall, though. Are you going to keep doing what you've been doing lately?

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        • Thanks guys! Yeah, I'm really happy about my cortisol dropping, and I think it's pretty interesting about the cholesterol.

          I'm a bit concerned about the prog & oestr though. I got my period again yesterday (after having it 12 days ago) and tbh, it's really freaking me out. THere was something growing inside my uterus when I got a scan last time and I'm worried now. I need to see an endo to talk through my results, and a gynae to get a scan. (Didn't speak to my doc - got eh results over the phone. Have an appointment with him on Wed).

          Tbh, I'm not sure if I should keep doing what I'm doing. I feel great, so i figured I was doing something right, so since I did my blood test I started to lower my progesterone intake. I've only been using the oil in the mornings, and I stopped taking Vitex. I just hate taking supplements, and I thought I could start to ease off. I guess I better up the dosage again...
          "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

          In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

          - Ray Peat

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          • Maybe you do need to back off on them. Maybe the cortisol being better will help? I have no idea how these things work . Maybe keep doing what you're doing until you can see the doc?
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            • YB - sending a big, deep, relaxing breath of air your way. Sounds like you ?? a little bit of your tests results but the answer will come to you, even if dropping some supplementation eases your mind. Wonder if micro managing our systems leads to stress we wouldn't have if we had a more come-what-may attitude. It's totally a balancing act I've yet to figure out!!

              And yes, I'm still reading up on the Peat threads and like you, had to take a break, esp. from the What Happened to this Forum thread.

              going to comment on your 'the other person' thread....best to you YB!! Keep feeling good!

              “you aren't what you eat - you are what you don't poop.” Wavy Gravy

              Today I am Fillyjonk. Tommorow I will be Snufkin.

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              • Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
                Maybe you do need to back off on them. Maybe the cortisol being better will help? I have no idea how these things work . Maybe keep doing what you're doing until you can see the doc?
                Thanks NW Idk, I assume that if there's been no change in my p+o with that treatment, then I need to up them...

                Originally posted by spk View Post
                YB - sending a big, deep, relaxing breath of air your way. Sounds like you ?? a little bit of your tests results but the answer will come to you, even if dropping some supplementation eases your mind. Wonder if micro managing our systems leads to stress we wouldn't have if we had a more come-what-may attitude. It's totally a balancing act I've yet to figure out!!

                And yes, I'm still reading up on the Peat threads and like you, had to take a break, esp. from the What Happened to this Forum thread.

                going to comment on your 'the other person' thread....best to you YB!! Keep feeling good!
                Hey, thank you SPK I'm surprised about the p+o, but I know as well that it takes at least six months to balance hormones, so I can't expect miracles. The cortisol dropping so much is amazing though! No, I'm just concerned about the bleeding... it feels wrong that this is happening.

                I hear you on the stress of micro management though - I'm amazed at how much I'm letting things slide these days. I'm a lot less neurotic about things. I wonder if that's hormonal

                And yeah, the negativity of the forum got too much for a few days. I heard this lyric in a song, and made it my sig: "War is the ego of man's repressed libido". I was going to write "Stop the MDA War" after it I honestly think that all this aggression is just a venting system for something else.
                "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                - Ray Peat

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                • Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
                  And yeah, the negativity of the forum got too much for a few days. I heard this lyric in a song, and made it my sig: "War is the ego of man's repressed libido". I was going to write "Stop the MDA War" after it I honestly think that all this aggression is just a venting system for something else.
                  I think the aggression and negativity are born out of the aggressor(s) own insecurity in this instance. Something along the lines of offense is the best defense.
                  They feel their method being threatened. It seems to me as if the HFLC person for example has this thought at the back of their mind that maybe their way is not the most effective or the healthiest one. I used to have it gnawing at me at times. Never manifested itself in verbally attacking people online, though.

                  I'm amazed at how much I'm letting things slide these days. I'm a lot less neurotic about things. I wonder if that's hormonal
                  I know that maybe it in not in my place to say it. Perhaps I'm overstepping here. Don't hate me, but I really think you should relax even more at this time. Frankly, I think you are micromanaging atm. Why not just do the uterus scan and go from there. As to weight, I don't think you should keep losing. 'Peas'

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                  • Originally posted by Graycat View Post
                    I know that maybe it in not in my place to say it. Perhaps I'm overstepping here. Don't hate me, but I really think you should relax even more at this time. Frankly, I think you are micromanaging atm. Why not just do the uterus scan and go from there. As to weight, I don't think you should keep losing. 'Peas'
                    Well, thanks for the weight comment It's a weird thing... Most days now I'm really happy with my body, and i just want to move and get strong, then other days I feel myself slipping into my old ways and thinking that I'm fat (the last two days have been like that). So you're right about that, and you're continually inspiring me to let go of more things. I'm not counting calories either, and I'm not stressing over what I put in my body.

                    But, in relation to the bleeding... IDK. It's freaked me out. Do you really think I'm micromanaging? I have a growth and I'm starting to bleed frequently again...
                    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                    - Ray Peat

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                    • Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
                      But, in relation to the bleeding... IDK. It's freaked me out. Do you really think I'm micromanaging? I have a growth and I'm starting to bleed frequently again...
                      What might that growth be? Fibroids? How soon can you have it checked?

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                      • Originally posted by Graycat View Post
                        What might that growth be? Fibroids? How soon can you have it checked?
                        Probably fibroids.

                        But that's the thing. I'm so annoyed with my doctor! I did the tests two weeks ago, and they forgot to call me! I convinced them to give me my results over the phone, but I can't get an appointment til Wednesday. Then the doctor will have to refer me to an Endo, and because we have free health care here, a scan will take weeks or even months to sort out. In the interim I'm self medicating with Peat's progesterone oil, and I think that's stupid. I don't believe I know more than an Endochronologist, and I'm just not sure what to do. The bleeding is not a good sign.

                        Sorry, I sound like I'm freaking out. I'm not (exactly ) but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't concerned...
                        "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                        In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                        - Ray Peat

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                        • I see. But really no use of worrying too much (I know you are not freaking out) about something you have no control over. Just be patient, discuss this with your doc on Wednesday, and use your pleasant assertiveness for an endo appointment asap.
                          It will be okay.

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                          • Originally posted by Graycat View Post
                            It will be okay.
                            Yeah, you're right. Thank you! I think I just needed someone to say that to me. I'll stop researching ferritin now

                            <3
                            "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                            In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                            - Ray Peat

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                            • <3 backatcha

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                              • Hi lady <3

                                I'm glad that you're seeing at least some positive results from your labs. I don't know what to say about your estrogen/prog issues but I'm hoping that your endo does. I know how frustrating doctors and labs can be... I'm still pestering my docs about them.. And I just love when you call them up asking about results and they say, doe eyed, "Oh those?? Yeah we got them in last week!" Alright so it's not so comical.

                                Breathe deeply. You still feel good, don't you? Energy wise, body comp wise? Let that evidence speak for itself for now. Hormonal issues aren't forever. Growths are often benign (though you want to make sure of that 100%).

                                <3
                                Is it weird in here, or is it just me?

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