Male trying to see if Progesterone will help
I am a thyroid patient and am on about 125 T4. I have recently had my adrenal hormones tested and cholesterol. Here are the results:
cholesterol 4.1 (0-5.2 nmol/l)
Triglycerides 0.56 (less than 2.26 nmol/l)
HDL 1.7 (higher than 1 nmol/l for males)
LDL 2.1 (2.5- 4.5 nmol/l)
1) 22.2 (12-22) nmol/l
2) 11 (5-9)
3) 4.7 (3-7)
4) 2.2 (1-3)
Total daily cortisol = 40.1 (21-40)
DHEA am = 0.26 (0.3-1) nmol/l
DHEA pm = 0.23 (0.3-1)
DHEA:cortisol raio = 0.61 (1-4)
It says i am at resistance stage 3, pre exhaustion.
Now i feel ok, but i do have days when i am tired. I thought i may try progesterone and see if this helps to bring up the DHEA because currently my body is stealing the DHEA to make more cortisol.
I was aiming to take 10mcg of progesterone cream per day.
I am also concerned about the effect the progesterone will have on the thyroid area. I understand it will improve this function. So would i reduce the T4 medication a bit when i started on the progesterone ?