"According to the worldÃ¢??s foremost experts, however, optimal blood levels of vitamin D are between 30 and 50 ng/mL and higher.24,25 Those with blood levels below 30 ng/mL are considered to have insufficient vitamin D. "
Are you taking vit-D?
Prolactin is not high, estradiol is elevated. The cause may have passed by all ready.
Some drugs, Rx and OTC, lavender, too much grapefruit can reduce the livers ability to clear estrogens from your body, leading to increased E2 levels. Current or use in the recent past might explain this. Chemical exposure can do these things. You might be suspicious of anything applied to your skin. Any “cutting” supplements?
Based on your lab work, you would be better off lowering E2 with Arimidex/anastrozole, instead of simply used a SERM to block the effect of estrogen in selected tissues. Doc might prescribe, but its hard to do 0.5mg/week in divided EOD doses.[/quote]
Thanks for the response KSman. I’ve seen you post before and was hoping I’d hear something from you.
I take nature made’s vitamin d3, 1000iu usually once a day in the morning with breakfast, but recently I’ve slacked on it. I thought maybe because it acts like a steroid, that it was causing my gyno to flare up worse, that was probably in my head though. Do you think I should take more of this? This is best to take with fat correct?
As far as RX drugs, when I felt initial gyno symptoms, I asked my step dad who is a internist what he thought about it. He thought it was a cyst, tried to pop it (hurt like hell) and gave me an antibiotic, I forget which kind. Obviously this didn’t do a damn thing and my gyno continued to get worse.
I also recently took about a months worth of terbinafine, which is generic drug for lamisil. I have tinea versicolor which is a fungal infection all over my chest. You can’t even see it unless I get super hot and sweaty. It didn’t help at all and I stopped taking it. I read on the Internet afterwords that oral terbinafine isn’t effective for treating tinea versicolor (+2 for my step dad). I also read it can be hard on the liver since its an anti-fungal. I’ve taken curcumin almost daily, as I read that it had liver protectant properties
It’s really interesting you say lavender. I bought this “Meyer’s Lavender dish soap” about 5 months ago, and used about 3/4 of the bottle. It has essential oil’s of lavender and orange in it. I bought it because I was paranoid about stuff in normal dish soap. I wonder if this had anything to do with increased estradiol, and my gyno outbreak. Should I ditch the stuff?
I haven’t used any “cutting supplements” besides coffee, green tea, and occasionally a spike shooter. I
read a study that caffeine usage could cause higher levels of SBGH. What do you think about this?
Based on your lab work, you would be better off lowering E2 with Arimidex/anastrozole, instead of simply used a SERM to block the effect of estrogen in selected tissues. Doc might prescribe, but its hard to do 0.5mg/week in divided EOD doses.
Do you think I should mention Arimidex/ anatrozole to my doctor? Could taking nolvadex potentially make this situation worse? Pardon my ignorance but what do you mean by .5mg/ week in divided EOD doses?
I really appreciate your response and feedback. Thanks for your help.