The short answer is that my DHEA is very low and supping that along with some adrenal support should bring up my testosterone and progesterone.
Also I'm not getting enough protein and my blood is slightly acidic.
My vit. D. was 41 so I'm going back to 4,000 iu (instead of 2,000) to bring up a bit higher.
estradiol 1.2 (1.3-3.3)
progesterone 10 ( 75-270 luteal) or (12-100 follicular) This one got messed up because my very regular cycle decided not to be now that I wanted to test something! The test was supposed to be day 20 of my cycle but I'm now 8 days late and probably didn't ovulate...
testosterone 22 (16-55) age dependent, I should be 31
DHEA 2.6 (2-23) age dependent, I should be 8
cortisol morning 7.1 (3.7-9.5)
noon 1.6 (1.2 - 3.0)
evening 0.9 (0.6-1.9)
night 0.3 (0.4-1.0)
free T4 1.5 (0.7-2.5)
free T3 2.6 (2.5-6.5)
TSH 0.8 (0.5-3.0)
TPO 27 (0-150)
That was all the saliva and blood spot testing. The other blood test was mostly normal so I won't post it all except for:
CO2 21 (22-31)
BUN 7 (8-25)
This is was he said pointed to slightly acidic blood and not eating enough protein lately. I have been hardly eating meat at all for the last 4 months, so this is no mystery. Any what? More veggies to drop the acidity?
I was tested for rheumatoid factor too and was negative. The joint pain and inflammation might be coming from the low dhea.
I can't find my old test scores but I've had the low dhea and cortisol and progesterone before, but the testosterone is new. My cortisol is so improved from my last test I almost can't believe it. My morning cortisol was a 1 last time and it slightly improved from there to the bedtime reading which was the only one to come into the low end of normal, everything else had been was below that. This time the morning was higher than average and the others just a bit below the average line. All the early bedtimes are paying off
So now I'm taking 15mg dhea, an herbal adrenal support, quercetin for inflammation (my allergies), a new magnesium and doubling my d3/k2 supp. plus the CLO as always. I'm also starting zeolite for heavy metals.
On a different note, I've been experimenting with 24 hr. grain fermentation and baking wheat bread and bisquits that supposedly are safe for even some celiacs. The bread is amazing and so far feels great even for my kids tummies. I sure never thought they could eat wheat again but things seem good so far and sandwiches make my life much easier!