Hi,I am 55 years old. I had a total hysterectomy in 2003. I've had hot flashes for 11 years. I was on Premarin for many years. About a year ago I went to a female Dr. who specializes in women's hormones. She said my hormone levels were non-existent. Also, my adrenaline levels were extremely low. I have 1/2 my thyroid and take synthroid for Hashimotos. Anyway, she prescribed a compound testosterone cream and the minivelle (estradiol) patch. Hot flashes got better but then after several months of this therapy the hot flashes returned and I now have acne which I've never had before. A month ago she took me off the testosterone cream and I now take a progesterone cream-200mg/ml; .5 ml a day along with the minivelle patch. Hot flashes are still horrible and the acne is not going away.
I take 5000 units of vitamin D a day and my vitamin D level is still low. I'm constantly depressed, lack energy and don't want to leave the house. I desperately need help.
Does this sound like an acceptable combination and dosage of hormones? I just don't know what has caused this acne. I'm ready to feel like a person again.