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Thank you Dr. Chip, my doctor had my hormones checked to see if I was a candidate for injection of hormone pellets to help with my symptoms of extreme fatigue, forgetfulness, brain fog, and mood swings. So, in your opinion, are my levels at an appropriate range for this type of treatment? thanks again.
I have had these symptoms for a few years but had a very bad episode of uncontrollable emotions and continual panic attacks and was put on 20 mg of prozac 6 weeks ago tomorrow. My doctor did a follow-up 2 weeks ago and since my fatigue felt worse. He wanted to run my hormone tests again.
To answer your other question, yes, had those tests, free cortisol was .52 (test was at 12:30 p.m.) TSH was taken 6 mths ago and was 1.20 I do have one more test to take tomorrow morning for ACTH Plasma; not sure what that represents; but was told it had to be done in the morning before 10 a.m.
So, with all the information from above. You do think hormone replacement for now is an option and to ask one last question. To summarize what are the overall factors of my blood results, symptoms, etc., that now in your opinion place me in a position for hormone replacement?
Those tests were taken 6 months ago. The current blood work I just had did not include estrogen, progesterone or testosterone. Those levels were at the following 6 mths ago.
Estradiol - 99
Progessterone - 1.34
FTS - 0.42; TESTO - 35.30
What does ACTH Plasma represent and is that relevant to my hormone levels?