PCOS, hypothyroid, low adrenals and LOW ESTROGEN
I'm 41 and have had PCOS since my early twenties, recently diagnosed with serious adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism. Problem is that I have been diagnosed since my mid 30s with low estrogen levels - very low, so low that I developed osteoporosis and osteopenia.
Last salvia tests showed high progesterone and low to normal estrogen levels. I've started on progesterone oil drops (Vit E and progesterone) and have done well with it (sleep better though now it keeps me awake)but i still have low estrogen level symptoms such as weak vaginal walls (bleeding during sex, and confirmed by gyno who said i had the driest vagina he's seen in years..how embarrassing) and bleeding during sex.
My question: is it safe to go on small doses of BIEST (ie estrogen and progesterone)? I am afraid that any high estrogen levels with inhibt Thyroid production, but I don't know what to do about the ongoing serious low estrogen levels. Every time I've tried some BIEST my skin improves, i get lubrication again and my hair begins to grow again. I've got off it due to fear on thyroid - but I seem to need it, so what can i do? I believe in the wonders of progesterone, but my body seems to desperately need it, so bad in fact that I hear my joints cracking and collagen in my face has diminished so much that i've aged terribly within one year. I'm on 200mg of pregnenolone which seems to be helping, but still not enough. What does one do, if concrete evidence has low estrogen levels?