So I got the results of my blood tests back, and I'm very confused. I have oily skin, HEAVILY congested cheeks (they look puffed up they're so lumpy), inflammatory acne here and there and dark upper lip hair (and lower lip hair) that I have to remove. I'm also quite prone to fast growing, dark leg hair and arm hair. I recently started spironolactone, but I started it AFTER my blood test. My results were this on the 21st day of my cycle:
Sex hormone binding globulin - 44 nmol/L.
Serum TSH level - 2.66 mU/L. This is my thyroid, I've been hypo for about a decade. It's a little higher than usual so I increased my dose a bit.
Testosterone level - 1.4 nmol/L.
Progesterone level - 17.6 nmol/L.
EDIT: I actually found another chart that says my levels are normal, so I'm just gonna throw my hands up and trust my Doctor on this one. Now if only I could get them to do the proper set of thyroid tests instead of just TSH, I'd be pretty content. The one other thing I noticed is that while 17.6 nmol/L for progesterone indicates successful ovulation, it's supposedly not ideal according to charts. My periods were very regular at that point, but they've been thrown out of whack by Spiro. Two periods this month.
There seems to be a lot of opinion/variation thrown around on optimum hormone levels, which is kind of annoying. Also, the nmol/l vs ng/ML differences are a pain.