Need help with labs and symptoms....
Hi, I've been on progesterone cream (good quality over the counter) for some time (20 mg/day) with some positive affects. I started getting hot flashes and vaginal dryness recently and was prescribed estradiol gel (0.25 mg per packet) but I only do 1/2 the packet daily. I doubled the progesterone to 40 mg of cream recently (half in morning and half at night). I now have very uncomfortable bloating which literally makes me look 7 months pregnant and breasts are swollen and sensitive. My blood serum labs are E2: 36.5 pg/mL E1: 96 pg/mL and progesterone: 0.5 ng/mL. After browsing this website I'm sure I am not on enough progesterone but every time I try to dose up, I have headaches and digestive issues. Any advise on my labs and my doses would be so extremely helpful.