Thank all all for the new replies... I have an update which changes things quite a bit.
Went to see an endo / gyni today, and got a scan of my womb. Turns out that not only is my oestrogen high, my progesterone is very low. The scan of my womb revealed that, even though I am menstruating frequently, no ovulation is occurring. Which means no possibility of pregnancy.
However, this links perfectly with the low progesterone. Low progesterone can cause problems with ovulation. Meanwhile, excess estrogen can cause frequent periods.
Furthermore, imbalances of estrogen, progesterone, and cortisol are linked to low thyroid.
My thyroid is within the normal range (albeit low), but my progesterone numbers are out of whack, so we're thinking that the progesterone may be the faulty spoke in the wheel. I've been prescribed a three month course of progesterone tabs, and then we'll see after that if I'm ovulating again.
Being thorough, she retested my cortisol this avo, and tomorrow I'm doing another test for prolactin (with a two hour interval).
I have to say, this is a huge relief. This kind of makes sense. It's definitely worth going to see an endo. Screw regular docs: it all comes down to hormones.*
* And yes, I know how that sentence could be construed
Edit: Does anyone know what the causes of low progesterone / high oestrogen could be? Stress?
Last edited by YogaBare; 05-10-2013 at 02:57 PM.
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