Please tell me in what hormone I am deficient

by Elisa
(Brussels, Belgium)

I live in Belgium and I wonder if I have a hormone deficient and which one and if I should use Natpro and how much must I use this cream daily and if I should use this non-stop.

My Blood hormone tests are as follows:

Oestradiol: 20 ng/L1
Progesterone: 0.10 ug/L1
DHEA sulfate: 175 ug/dL
Cortisol: 5.2 ug/dL
Transcortine (CBG): 52 mg/L
Cortisol libre (free?): 0.18 ug/dL

My Saliva hormone tests are as follows:

Estradiol: 1.0 pmol/L
Testosteron: 102.4 pmol/L
Progesteron: 236.5 pmol/L
DHEA-Sulfaat: 16.3 nmol/L
Cortisol at 08.00am : 17.7 nmol/L (I came on bicycle to take these saliva tests)

Thank you for your help.

With kind regards,

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May 08, 2014
Answer please
by: Elisa

Could anyone answer my question please ?

May 12, 2014
Please tell me in what hormone I am deficient
by: Joy

Hi Elisa

Your progesterone/estrogen ratio is 237:1, it should be 600:1. You do not say how you are feeling or what your symptoms are, or how old you are, but you certainly need to use progesterone to balance out this ratio. Please see the Hormone Testing page, it will also show you what your other levels should be.

Please read Estrogen Dominance and How to use Progesterone Cream. Living in Belgium you could be deficient in Vitamin D, do you know what your level is? If not, please consider have a test done as a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone.

Hope this helps you.

May 14, 2014
In my case how much Natpro should I use ?
by: Anonymous

Thank you for that information.

I have hot flashes but most of the time at night and I sleep very badly, I wake up very often, and I only sleep superficially (not profound), panic attacks, I also have all sort of dreams. This goes on since one year and a half. I am 52 years old. Last period was in 2012 September. I am exhausted over day and have big difficulties in concentrating and memorizing. It is as if my brains do not want cooperate anymore. That's why I took again last night a chemical sleeping pill... because I have to start a new job on next Monday and I already lost two new jobs because of menopause symptoms. My Vitamine D level (25-OH Vit. D (D2 and D3) = 57 (30-80 ug/L).
I my case, how much Natpro should I use ?

May 16, 2014
Please tell me in what hormone I am deficient
by: Joy

Hi Elisa

Please read How to Use Progesterone Cream, it will explain exactly how much Natpro to use. Brain fog is an Estrogen Dominance symptoms, I gave you the page to read on this. Please read the page on Anxiety. There is no need to test Vitamin D2, we get enough of this from our food, it’s Vitamin D3 that is needed. The Hormone Testing page will explain exactly what all levels should be.

Take care.

May 17, 2014
Who is telling the truth ?
by: Elisa

My doctor told me to take Estrogel four times a day and Utrogestan vaginal for the night. He said that all the symptoms (hot flashes, transpiration) I have are caused by to little estrogen in my body. And my blood test indicates clearly that I have to little Estrogen. I do not understand anymore who is telling here the truth. I am not able to read all those articles anymore. I am too tired. I just feel bad but I am going to continue for a week what my doctor tell me to do because I have to start a new job Monday. If not, I will loose it again....All those women taking hormones are feeling well after one week ! So really, what does all that talk about to little progesterone in our body means. I used a lot of Natpro but I still had hot flashes and I did not sleep at night. It is just to get totally nuts. Great to be a woman.

Feb 18, 2015
How much inches of this cream should be used please ?
by: Elisa

I am in menopause since October 2012 and did not take any hormones. My progesterone level is very low as you can see below. Im 53 years old now. I am still not rid of the symptoms: sweating several times at night and my body is totally exhausted. I have Natpro, but how much should I use ? How many inches daily (1 inch ?)of this cream should I use ? Is that so difficult to tell me ? Dr Lee tells in his book that not too much should be used in the beginning... Thank you for your answer.My Blood hormone tests are as follows:

Oestradiol: 20 ng/L1
Progesterone: 0.10 ug/L1
DHEA sulfate: 175 ug/dL
Cortisol: 5.2 ug/dL
Transcortine (CBG): 52 mg/L
Cortisol libre (free?): 0.18 ug/dL

My Saliva hormone tests are as follows:

Estradiol: 1.0 pmol/L
Testosteron: 102.4 pmol/L
Progesteron: 236.5 pmol/L
DHEA-Sulfaat: 16.3 nmol/L
Cortisol at 08.00am : 17.7 nmol/L

Feb 24, 2015
How much inches of this cream should be used please ?
by: Wray

Hi Elisa Your saliva P:E2 ratio is 237:1, but we have found from Saliva Tests we run that it's best if it's 600:1 and over. It's impossible to tell anyone how much progesterone to use, it depends on symptoms and how bad they are. But as a general rule we advise using 100-200mg/day to begin with. If this is not enough, then it should be increased. I would ask you to read how other women have used the progesterone. It is essential to have a Vitamin D test done, as a lack of this reduces the benefits of progesterone. Please also read our page on Hot Flushes, we've found this often needs 400mg/day to slow or stop them. At the bottom of our page on How to use Progesterone Cream is a chart explaining measurements. For instance 12ml of cream will give 400mg progesterone. Take care Wray

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