I have asked my doctors for the past 2 years to check my hormone levels, because I have experienced vaginal dryness, night sweats, hot flashes, thinning hair on my head, hair on my chin and upper lip, sleep problems, joint pains, ect. I never had these problems until 2 years ago.
Two of the doctors I had, told me that I did not have to worry about hormone levels since I went through menopause at 54years old. I am now almost 61 and found a female doctor, but she did not test me for any hormone inbalance. She prescribed the Estring and said I was low in estrogen. I am frustrated because I have been reading a lot about natural progesterone cream. I use 1/4 teaspoon of ProHelp cream at night.
I have asked my doctor that I now have to please do a complete hormone test. I don't know if the Estring is what I need or not, but I do know I will not quit using the progesterone cream. I am just wondering if I should be using more. I still do not sleep good, still get night sweats at times, have joint pain. Some of the symptoms have gotten better. I do not have hot flashes, the hair on my face seems to be going away. I just have not felt like myself for over 2 years and feel it has to do with hormones. What can I do?