High dose D3 and estrogen dominance
Hello Wray, I've been reading your site and have gotten so much sensible information from the posts.
Now, I have a question I can't seem to find an answer to: will high dose vitamin D trigger an episode of estrogen dominance? I am in the process of resolving very severe symptoms of estrogen dominance with transdermal natural progesterone cream (1000mg/d, divided up and applied hourly as per your recommendations). Had excellent results for several weeks--all symptoms reduced to near zero--until I decided to add vitamin D.
My thinking was as follows: I don't spend nearly enough time in the sun to synthesize adequate amounts on my own, and my multivitamin contains only 400IU. So, I took one perlecap of 5000IU vitamin D3 at about 2pm yesterday, and four hours later got a heavy period. What's happening? Could the D3 have stimulated estrogen? Or is it something about the combination of Pg and D?
Help, please! I'd like to make sure I have enough D, but can't bear the return of symptoms as a consequence! In the meantime, it's back to my multivitamin.
Thank you so much, Wray for all the knowledge and comfort you bring to others, including me.