Estrogen dominance

by Pam
(St. Petersburg, FL)

I'm about to order your product. However, I have a little reservation. I'm 53 and have always had estrogen dominance issues. I took birth control pills for 7 years when I was in my 20's and always had fibrocystic breasts. I always had regular periods.

From Jan. to May of this year I had no periods and I figured menopause must finally be here. A couple of years ago I had a hormone panel done and it concluded that I needed a little progesterone so I had my prescription for bioidentical progesterone cream filled. I used it for a few months but found that I had a rather nasty temper and I couldn't even get away from myself so I stopped using it. I was even using a lower dosage than prescribed. Recently in my research I had found that it probably would be good to go ahead and try and deal with the estrogen dominance before menopause sets in and try and get rid of that excess estrogen, so I started using the progesterone cream again.

This time I have no problems with my temper--if anything I'm feeling emotionally better. However, my breasts are just killing me! They feel like they used to two weeks before my period ever since I can remember. For awhile I had no breast pain whatsoever, which was nice. I also got a regular period for the first time in 5 months. (I admit it was nice not having one.) Once I had my period the soreness disappeared, but only for about a week. Now it is back. So what is going on here? Do I continue trying to get rid of the excess estrogen using the progesterone cream? I also have been hanging onto weight I can't get rid of, another sign of estrogen dominance. I'm not sure what to think. My breasts look lovely, but ouch! I'm also supplementing with DIM to try and get this under control. Thanks for your input.

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Jun 30, 2010
Estrogen dominance
by: Wray

Hi Pam It's definitely oestrogen dominance, the breasts, however nice they might look, testify to this! I would hazard a guess you've always had too much oestrogen if you had sore breasts prior to your periods. You don't mention how much progesterone you are using, if it's the standard 20mg/day most recommend, it will take months to overcome the oestrogen dominance. I generally recommend 100-200mg/day, the severer the symptom, the more is needed. As you are on the verge of menopause but still just in peri-menopause, please read our two web pages on Peri-menopause. and Menopause. If you should consider increasing the amount you're using please read the web page on Oestrogen Dominance. This can increase in intensity, but it does resolve quicker than using a low amount. Although progesterone is thermogenic, increasing metabolism slightly, it's not a weight loss solution. Often insulin resistance sets in during peri-menopause, this is caused by the excess oestrogen we experience then. For more info on this please read our web page on Insulin Resistance. Take care Wray

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