Well today has been a ROUGH day to say the least, but coming to have some answers finally. Got my blood tests back today from my Natropath, High testosterone, low progesterone and low estrogen. Soooo all in all my body is all out of whack. PCOS, pre menopausal, whatever you want to label it, it;s not good, but it makes a ton of sense for all of my symptoms:
increased facial hair (very light blond)
depression like feelings
irregular or absent periods
Well I've had all of those pretty much off and on throughout my life, have been able to balance with the pill until this year.
So I've been on Spiro since 12/30 only 50mg and Yasmin since January- My Free Testosterone is actually normal levels now, my Testosterone is still around 52.
Since my Progesterone is low that has an affect on a ton of processes in the body. She has me starting Pregnenolone 25mg daily to get my body to start producing more Progestrone. I will start tracking this new process.
As of today I am severaly broken out in small congestion all along my jaw/chin and a bit in my cheeks. It's been under my skin since the first month on Spiro and is now purging, which is absolutely horrible. I've never had such bad skin in my life. Almost 11 weeks on Spiro and 3rd month of Yasmin and it's been really tough. I am mentally and emotionally drained, I want to give up some days, but I don't have that option. I'm a 32 year old woman who was participating in bikini bodybuilding contests last year and wouldn't go on stage now if someone paid me. It's amazing what a year can do as a female and with hormones. I've learned a lot and am thankful for this journey, but I am truly ready to see some relief.
Anyone try Pregnenolone? Anyone have issues with low Progesterone and high testosterone? Would LOVE insight and input!!!