Low estrogen and normal progesterone
I have been dealing with what I believe is hormone imbalance for quite awhile maybe even 10 years. In the past year and a half I have been on a roller coaster with high levels of estrogen and testosterone and fairly normal levels of progesterone. Now my last 2 labs have shown low estrogen but normal progesterone and I am no longer taking testosterone.
I was given troches to take for the estradial and I got worse with breast tenderness and aches and pains but it still showed low estrogen levels. She told me I could stop the estrodial or maybe just use a cream once a week. I am on a low level of progesterone cream of 45 mg a day and she says (my PA) that is a good level. My breast tenderness went away when I stopped the troches but aches have not and mood problems with depression and anxiety and not sleeping enough.
My question is, could I still need more progesterone even though my estrogen is low? I just want to get rid of these symptoms and am not sure what to do. Thanks.