BTW, I got my fall of 2012 hormone results re-sent to me. Both tests were taken 7-10 days before my period, so should be luteal phase. The numbers in parentheses were the "healthy" ranges provided at the time. Interesting that the numbers were different this time around. In Fall of 2012, the range was called peri-ovulatory, and now it's referring to as mid-cycle and luteal phase.
Estradiol 327 pg/mL (95-433 pg/mL)
Progesterone 0.9 ng/mL (0.31 - 1.52 ng/mL)
TSH 0.64 uIU/ML (0.40 - 4.50)
Estradiol 72.4 pg/mL (63.9 - 356.7 pg/mL)
Progesterone 3.44 ng/mL (2.65 - 21.1 ng/mL)
TSH not tested
The nurse practitioner said that since the progesterone numbers are higher, she's not worried. Well, that's only one month off of Vitex, so I'm not surprised. I'm now using Progest-E during my luteal phase, a few drops on my gums a few times a day. My libido has already improved. I figure I'll do this for at least 6 months and then taper off.
But this means my estrogen levels have lowered? Not what I expected. No idea what to do about that.