Coming off Wiley Protocol BHRT to something more managable
Hello Wray, what a thrill to find your site. Even though I am in California it seems very hard to get good advise on BHRT.
I am at my wit's end with the Wiley Protocol! I am a 50 year old woman who has never missed a period and am probably perimenapausal. I have been taking the Wiley Protocol for 10 months for night sweats and face flushes. I also thought it might give me some "youth" back since my waist was getting thicker (per Suzanne Somers). I started with cream estrodial and progesterone, but I did not seem to be obsorbing the progesterone so I switched to bioidentical progesterone pills. Blood tests reflected that it worked. I have gained 30 pounds in less than a year and think that I may not need all that estrodial after reading your website. (If you are familiar with the Wiley protocol, I am on the "plus 3" dosage - two steps more estrodial than the starting dosage). Oh, I have all my parts, no children, and took birth control pills from about age 20-35.
I would like to get off of the Wiley and not sure how to do that. Cold turkey seems like a bad idea as I have spent 10 months getting my poor body adjusted to this. Wiley is expensive and high maintenance as doses change every day of the month according to cycle. How can I get off of this to something more managable - cheaper and not so complicated. Also, I no longer have health insurance so all those expensive blood tests are not an option any longer. Please help!
P. S. I would love to get pregnant if that were still a possibility and I haven't messed up my body too badly, but primarily I just want my health and figure back.