I have worked female hormone problems IRL. Was ATCH tested? If cortisol is high and ATCH is low, that is an adrenal disorder.
Did you feel hyper or agitated when you did the lab work? Wondering if that created a cortisol spike. How did you feel? Tired or ready to take on the world?
Do you get tired at night or wired?
Your sex drive is probably low too. Your LH and FSH levels are not driving your ovaries to produce normal levels of steroid hormones. Pregnenolone is converted to progesterone and that is the feed for production of cortisol. Seems to be a conflict there.
Are you gaining weight? Skin drier? Feel cold easier? Check your body temperatures. At or below 97.3 when you wake up or unable to get to 98.6 in the afternoon? These are hypothyroid issues. And if you do not use iodized salt and do not have iodine in your vitamins, that might be the reason. Hypothyroidism, often subclinical, will reduce LH and FSH.
Some good vitamin or whole food shops sell KAL Progesterone cream. Some women find that they cannot apply at night and others have no problem with that. For some, it increases cortisol when it should be low and then they are awake, not tired.
Low estrogen can weaken a woman's caring and nurturing circuits.
Low progesterone can leave you estrogen dominant: This can be a risk for heart disease. Can lead to painful periods, bitchiness, tender breasts, fibroids, PMS. You really need to try the KAL progesterone cream. You can google that and buy on line. I firmly believe that low progesterone is the major cause of all female cancers. Do not get other brands of progesterone cream, I have seen poor absorption.
A gal here tagged me here a few years ago. She was in her later 30's and had fibroids. I started her on KAL and she felt some good benefits. She later got on stronger [Rx] and her thick endrometrium normalized and she expelled her fibroids. Her doctor was pushing for a hysterectomy.
Progesterone can be helpful and many/most should be using that in their 30's. Progesterone levels fall starting then, just like DHEA. Speaking of DHEA, do a lab for DHEA-S then if lowish, take 25mg/day and see if that is helpful.
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Post your labs with ranges.
No, I am not a doc, just an engineer.