BHT progesterone question
(Istanbul, Turkey )
Thanks for the site. I'm 46 years old and have been told I'm post menopausal as my blood test stated my levels for FsH where 49 and LH 35. My last period was about 7 months ago.
I have horrible hot flashes, weight gain 15 lbs in a year, some vag.dryness, horrible joint pain , swollen ankles, crazy moods and disrupted sleep. All the classic signs.
I started estriol creme 30m and progesterone 10% cream 100m from the only compound pharma in Turkey. I discontinued the estriol creme after a month to see if I could just get by on the progesterone as I was getting nauseous. M hot flashes reduced a lot, however I ran out of creme after a month and missed 5 days in a row and then got back on and missed a couple of more days. I've been now back on it consistently for the past weeks , but my hot flashes are back with all the power they can throw at me. BHT is really new in Turkey and there are only one or two doctors in the country. I would really like to hear feedback.
Should I stay on the progesterone alone at 100m or up it to 200m? Am I having these hot flashes again due to missing my doses for that week? How long will it take to balance out again? Help???
I welcome any advice you can give . Thanks