I saw my physician's assistant last week for a follow up on my results and just haven't had a chance to post about it yet. I didn't ask for a copy of my results (duh) so I don't know exact numbers but I looked at the results graphed out so I have a pretty good idea.
8am- right in the middle of the normal range
12pm- below the normal range (so something definitely not right there)
5pm- back up into the normal range
12am- the cracked vial so no results
but I'm guessing maybe a little high because I have a hard time getting to bed even though I am usually very tired when I do.
My progesterone (blood test) was a little low but she said she wouldn't treat it at that level any way. My iron panel was good 115 (normal range 10-150) and my B-12 was also toward the higher end of the normal range. She has me taking 1-2 daily of an herbal supplement called Energy Plus from Vital Nutrients.
It's 250mg american ginseng root
100mg schisandra extract
150mg polygonum multiflorum
100 mg astragalus extract 15:1
100mg atractylodes extract 15:1
50mg licorice extract
Now I need to go look up what exactly most of that stuff is
I was feeling really crappy, tired, and depressed/overwhelmed before I got my results. I can't imagine it's the supplement, I think it's just more mental finally have some sort of info, but I've been feeling a lot better since I got my results. I'm still tired but not dragging like I was. My sex drive hasn't improved much but I'm forcing myself to be interested, both for my sake, my dh and our relationship (he feels unwanted and neglected when we don't connect physically). Now I need to reread the thread and see what else I can do to support my system while breastfeeding (besides the obvious and difficult getting to bed early and cutting out the chocolate, oh how I love my bittersweet chocolate chips).