Estrogen Dominant to Estrogen Deficient
One year ago at age 55 I had a saliva test done. My estradiol was high - 3.5 pg/mL. I was experiencing all kinds of mostly stressed-related symptoms. Progesterone tested 426 pg/mL, but that was with using 21 mg/ of topical Progesterone. Ratio was 122. Without the Progesterone I was definitely Estrogen Dominant. The Progesterone saved me!
Started taking DIM & Calcium D-Glucarate to clear the pathways to help reduce the high estradiol. Also taking maca root.
One year later I was tested again. I am feeling great, btw! I successfully reduced my estradiol which was my goal, but now it is too low - less than .5 pg/mL. My ratio now is 660 which I think is good, but now I would like to gently raise my estradiol to the optimal range of 1.3 - 1.7 . Since my test, I did notice a few minor hot flashes & one night sweat which I think are symptoms of low estrogen.
So I started taking Black Cohosh once a day & ordered Bi-Estro Cream (80/20 ratio) – 1 mg Estriol/ .25 mg Estradiol. Just not sure if I should use this once a day or every other day taking a 5 day break when I break from my Progesterone Cream?
Thanks for any advice...