I finally bit the bullet and paid the £££ to get some tests done using Medichecks and Blue Horizon. They are all blood tests apart from the salivary cortisol.
I'd appreciate comments on what they mean and any advice:
PROGESTERONE (day21) - 2.9 nmol/L ref range: luteal 5.8 - 75.9 (Dr commented that this is very low)
OESTRADIOL (day 17) 850 (ref range: luteal 122-1094)
TESTOSTERONE 0.5 ref range <1.8
DHEA-Sulphate 9.5 ref range 0.26 - 11.0
TSH 2.84 ref range 0.27 - 4.20
Free T4 15.21 ref range 12 -22
Waking 5.13 (14.0 - 21.0) / 12oclock 3.61 (4 - 9) / 4oclock 3.84 (2.5 - 7.0) / Bed 1.70 (0.8 - 4.5) -- (Dr commented that this was low, and could signal Stage 3 adrenal insufficiency, but that it is not a recognised condition)
I got a blood test for B12 on the NHS which was 'normal'. I've been trying to get the ranges for this but they are being quite obstructive at the surgery; if i can get them I will post that too.
I have many symptoms in my luteal phase and I have Endometriosis, but the problem that's really been the overriding one is that for the last year (year and 2 months, to be precise) I have had very bad fatigue and it's really affecting my life. I do have good days, but I am not able to exercise any more, i have not been able to work and i spend too much time at home. It's quite depressing. It's as if my battery gets flat really easily, and never really gets fully charged. Exertion, going up stairs, being in a crouching position, being cold and stress all seem to trigger the worst bouts of fatigue.
I am not over or underweight, and I am 42.
Any suggestions very welcome.