Please advise if possible
(El Dorado, AR)
I have a couple of questions; I understand that you are very busy, I'm terribly sorry to bother you again but I don't know anyone else to ask.
I am the person who contacted you with a question regarding progesterone to cortisol conversion. I have PRTH (peripheral thyroid hormone resistance). We could not afford the testing recommended-I'm disabled and my hubby the only one who works, we barely afford my medication. I decided to just plunge into it until we are able to test my cortisol, and started using progesterone cream per your recommendations. I'm on 380 mg a day now after almost a week of raising the dose, and experiencing adverse symptoms as the dose goes up, such as more and more swelling, extreme stomach bloating, blood pressure going up, but also positive results, such as hair loss almost stopping, breasts not hurting anymore, and skin getting less dry and painful.
I found my lab results from 3 years ago when I was 34 . I took DHEA, 25 mg a day back then (not anymore).
Estradiol 1016.0 pg/mL
DHEA-Sulfate 137.7 ug/dL 98.8-340.0 MB
Progesterone 0.7 ng/mL
Free Testosterone(Direct) <0.2 pg/mL 0.0-2.2 BN
Testosterone, Serum 81 High ng/dL 8-48
What would the approximate dosing be with such test results? I'm terrified that I will have to take a lot more, considering how expensive it is (I use progesta-care, and would love to eventually switch to Natpro), and also considering how bad my symptoms get as I raise the dose.
Also, is it normal to still have symptoms at such a dose, and do I raise by symptoms fast, or wait a bit?
Another question-do you by any chance have any discounts if one buys a lot of Natpro cream? I have seen something (I can't find it now) about buying 20 bottles at the same time, but maybe there are some discounts on lesser quantities-we just can't pull off so much at the same time.
Thank you very much;