I am now 53 years old. I went through menopause at about 46. Within a couple of years, I began having a series of bizarre, varied, horrible symptoms at which time the doctors discovered I had hypothyroidism and started me on a 2 year long course to titrate my synthroid and get my thyroid function in line.
The symptoms continued but were very cyclic and I really felt they were hormonal. My doctor sent me for varied tests and to specialists but I finally started using progesterone cream and within 2 months, I was feeling much better. I use a progesterone cream with 500mg/oz made from soy and have had good results with it.
I use approx 3/4 tsp daily but I worry that I may be using too much. I've read that too much can affect the balance of adrenal functioning. I have not been able to work out a schedule of using the cream for 25 days and then off 5 days as Dr Lee's book suggests. Frankly, my symptoms are so horrible that I'm afraid to stop using the cream for as much as 1 day much less 5-7 days. I still have a cycle during the month where I'll get slight sx's.
When should I try to not use the cream? Just before this cycle of sx's or after? Thanks so much for any advice.