Mislead by the too low recommended dose..
I too read the books by Dr Lee and became confused when I used the recommended 20 mg twice a day and started to feel better and then worse...my hot flashes came back, I had confusing spotting, and had no idea that meant I needed more...so I would stop and start again many times. I recently tried flax meal for the phytoestrogen effect and the hot flashes stopped at first but came back with a vengeance and my weight absolutely ballooned. I'm now starting Pro-Gest again with approx. 350 mg twice a day as my symptoms are severe and then will try to slowly taper to find my optimal dose. My only worry is I don't want to run out, I feel like I'm going to need a case of it but if I can feel like I did when I was pregnant--glowing skin, shiny hair, no facial hair, happy mood, it will be well worth it!