Post-Menopausal and doesn't seem like I am getting anywhere, except mor confused
My problems seemed to start in January of 2013. Went to see my primary physician and he ran blood labs. I had been taking Natural Progesterone 20mg daily. I was not having hot flashes, just not sleeping well, have to be in a dark room with a fan for some white noise or I am so hyper-sensitive to any and all sounds. Lack of energy, weight gain, low libido, fuzziness with thinking and forgetful, sleep patterns all over the place. Blood tests showed that my Estradiol was at <12pg, FSH was 76.9ml, have not had periods for almost 3 yrs, progesterone was at 0.15ng. My perimenopausal yrs. were insane and severe and lasted for 10yrs, was on bioiendtical hormones during this time. I am now 50 and my doctor put me on DHEA 5mg, micronized prometrium 200, which I used vaginally, and Estradiol 1mg. which I really didn't want to take for dryness and I was also new studies found this could help with heart disease and osteoporosis. He had been going to conferences and it had changed his whole thinking. Before he was all the bioidentical and now had new theories. After a couple months was put on testosterone at .015 injected cypionate, then because of fatigue he also gave me Armour Thyroid 60mg. I had a huge rosacea breakout on my face, he said it would not do this. Gave me Doxycycline which hurt my stomach, but took for 2 weeks and it improved, but within a week my face was really bad.At that time blood labs were 180pg for estradiol, testosterone total 378, progesterone 2.45ng Changed doctors and found out my thyroid was always normal from her looking at previous labs and told me stop taking immediately. I fasted and came back for labs, they came back with estradiol at 96pg, progesterone 10.67n.and testosterone at 27ng. I am taking 200 mg. Micro-progesterone vag. along with Estradiol 1/2 mg. every other night. No testosterone or DHEA, still not feeling right. I am not sure what is wrong, the new internal doctor does not seem to know anything about hormones and I cannot see the new gyno. until Sept. because she specialized in menopause. Rosacea is better, been off of the thyroid med for a week now, really have no energy and feeling even more confused. Should I only be taking micronized progesterone or I know you talk about NatPro, still foggy, changed diet. I am really at a loss!! If you have any suggestions, I would appreciate it. Also libido is back again, I didn't for some years.