Low estrodiol level

by Tanya

I just got my saliva test results back and it says that I am low in estradiol and my progesterone is in range.

Estradiol (Saliva) 0.6 pg/mL 0.5-1.7 Postmenopausal (optimal 1.3-1.7)
Progesterone (Saliva) 23 pg/mL 12-100 Postmenopausal
Ratio: Pg/E2 (Saliva) 38 L Optimal: 100-500 when E2 1.3-3.3 pg/mL

I have gained about 15lbs in the last couple months as well. Also, I cannot stay asleep due to night sweats. I have been post-menopausal for 2 1/2 years now and have tried natural progesterone cream and all it seems to do is cause further weight gain and it causes my hair to fall out. I am using Life-flo Progesteral cream. 1/4 teaspoon broken up into 2 doses. I really want to feel better and I am afraid if I use a larger amount of the cream it will cause the side effects to worsen. Please help!

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Feb 17, 2015
Low estradiol level
by: RJ

Hello Tanya!
You are taking far too low amounts of progesterone. That will make all your symptoms worse because you are only activating all the estrogen in your body. For the last three years, non-stop, I have used anywhere from 400-1,000 mg a day, everyday...no breaks. Yes, you are going to have worse symptoms initially, but I would rather take a large dose each day and get that progesterone the dominant hormone inside me and get over those symptoms quickly than take little amounts each day and never get progesterone where it needs to be and suffer every day as you are doing. Remember small amounts only keep estrogen active that is the hormone that is causing all your pains...not progesterone. And Life-Flo I used to use, if you use the amount you need to each day of that stuff you are going to feel like a candle...all waxy and then wait till summer...yuck....you'll be changing your clothes hourly because of the slimy feeling. Order Wray's Natpro it is the only OTC out there that is worth it's weight in gold. But, again, Tanya it's the 1/4 tsp each day that is causing all your problems. God Bless! RJ

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