Not sure if my symptoms would be considered severe enough for a higher dosage
I'm 46 and was diagnosed with PCOS about 13 yrs ago. I have insulin resistance/high insulin, elevated testosterone, hair loss and visceral belly fat. I was on metformin for a while, lost a few pounds and got pregnant 11 yrs ago. The metformin made me sick so I stopped it. At the beginning of my pregnancy, I was given progesterone suppositories because I was low. Everything went well after having a c-section, except that little by little my periods began to get heavier, more painful and my PMS (bloating, irratibility, weepy hopelessness) worse. I read Dr. Lee's book and did a saliva test through the mail and it came back as low progesterone so I bought some cream and didnt notice any real effect. When I couldnt get pregnant again, I went to a fertility specialist and his testing came back as low progesterone and slightly elevated testosterone. I again tried progesterone cream and again noticed nothing. I figured exercise and diet might help but not much results with exercise and I have a very difficult time staying away from carbs and sugar. I tried using sugar free products but now I hear that they cause surges in insulin. In the meantime my hair continues to thin and fall out and my period gets worse. I still have cycles but day 2-4 has gotten so bad that I can barely leave home. My hair has me in tears and I'm so frustrated with my belly/weight but it was my period that forced me to search again before trying ablation and i found your website. Also, I battle with low iron ferritin and had a parathyroidectomy 2 yrs ago. Phew...that was a mouthful! After reviewing your site, I'm interested in trying progesterone again. What dosage would you recommend I start with?