Estrogen Dominance, Progesterone Cream dosage
I am 41 and I have been struggling with hormone issues for most of my adult life. Every time I was on birth control, I felt awful. It seemed as though whatever symptoms a certain pill caused I would have the opposite symptoms. About 3 years ago, I started working out and getting in shape. 6 months in, my hair started falling out. I went to my OB-Gyn and she did a thyroid test but everything came back fine. Finally, a year and a half ago, I went to a Naturopathic hormone doctor who found that my cortisol was 3x higher than it should be and my adrenals were out of wack. I did an anti-inflammatory diet for 8 weeks to help reset everything, along with some supplements she prescribed. I did feel somewhat better, mostly my I was finally sleeping! However, my hair is still thin and brittle and I have to work my butt off to keep weight off. I have absolutely NO sex drive and generally feel really blah. I started reading about estrogen dominance and it sounded like how I was feeling. So I started taking a natural progesterone cream (Products of Nature) that I read about it Dr. John Lee's book. After just a month, the edgy feeling has subsided quite a bit. Still no sex drive, but I know I need to give it time. My only issues so far is I have gained 4 pounds in 1 month. I haven't changed eating or my workouts. And I am sleepy during the day. I'm not sure if I am not using enough. I am using 1/4 tsp, 2 times per day. I am changing locations of application each time. It says it contains 960mg of natural progesterone per 2oz. Should I be using a higher dose?
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