Bumping this up again to request feedback on how to figure out the ratio and balance these out without BHRT if possible. Any help is appreciated.
Ok, got the following hormone labs back today and this is how they read:
DHEA - Sulfate: 68.8 (ref 60.9 - 337)
Estradiol: 144.2 (follicular phase, 12.5-166) or (ovulation, 85.8 - 498)
Free Testosterone: .2 (ref .0 - 2.2)
Progesterone: .2 (follicular, .2 - 1.5) or (ovulation, .8 - 3) or (luteal, 1.7 - 27)
44 yr-old female. Test done on approx. day 8-12 of my cycle which used to be about 30 days on average. I had a uterine ablation so I no longer have a period and can only guess where I am in it based on the cycle of my daughter who lives with me and PMS symptoms.
No supplementation of sex hormones, DHEA, or pregnenolone at least 2 weeks prior to the test, but did have 6 CT baths (30-55 min) within 8 days before the testing, if that makes a difference.
I ordered this test on my own - (doc not helpful in hacking issues and I'm shopping for one in the Nashville area who will be open to this and accept my insurance) - what should this look like for a woman my age and what can I do to get these numbers optimum (aside from CT and Leptin Reset/Keto which I've started)? Supplements? Timing of supplements? Is BHRT my only option? Do I even need BHRT?