Hormone imbalance

by Jamie
(Pennsylvania)

I am a 39 year old female and the mother of four girls. My youngest is four and my oldest is 10. I eat well, work out and take a multi vitamin, magnesium and calcium citrate supplement, vitamin d 1000iu and a vitamin b-12 everyday. I don't drink or smoke. I am not on any daily medication. I weigh about 155lbs and am about 5'7".

About two years ago I started to have sleep issues. I never in my life had sleep issues. From day 1 of my cycle to around days 12 to 14 I have a hard time falling asleep. As soon as I start to ovulate I can fall asleep at the drop of a hat. My periods are still dead on. I count 28 days and on the 28th day it will come. I have seen a couple of doctors about my hormones and they say I am normal and that it is stress.

I know I have a hormone issue going on and I am very frustrated nobody can help. I have been on Chasteberry, never helped the sleep. Any suggestions?

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Sep 19, 2009
Hormone imbalance
by: Wray

Hi Jamie. It seems to me it's an oestrogen issue, as you are fine once you've ovulated and making progesterone. Progesterone is very low in the first half of the cycle, oestrogen is high. Stress also drops progesterone levels sharply. I would suggest you try some progesterone, please make sure the amount you use is between 100-200mg/day. We have more info on this web page.

As oestrogen dominance can occur when first using progesterone, please read this web page too.

If progesterone doesn't sort out your sleep issues, you could try the amino acid tryptophan, it's the precursor to serotonin, which in turn is the precursor to melatonin our sleep hormone. Take care.

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