Progesterone and Estrogen very high levels (saliva)
I was on the Wiley Protocol using very high doses of E/P using cylical dosing with their beliefs that using this method will bring a menopausal woman back to her 20's and bring about the return of her period.
I was only on the protocol for 7 weeks. I stopped it cold turkey after not feeling well. I would wake up prior to, during and after the hormones, anxious, shaky, jittery, depressed, etc. I am a basketcase. I am now seeing a new gyno who ordered saliva tests. My results came back today and the results were very, very high estradiol and progesterone, high cortisol levels in the PM (thought I would have high cortisol levels in the mornings). My thyroid is okay except my reverse T3 is very high in comparison to the T3. My DHEAS is high, testosterone is high and now I am experiencing heart palpitations and my blood pressure is spiking in the mornings. I am currently taking atenolol 50mg every morning (have been for yrs). I can't function, always anxious, have terrible muscle pains, jitters, diarrhea, head pressure, all the signs of anxiety, I went the route of antidepressants which one didn't work and the other, made me very sick.
Too much progesterone is not a good thing either. My gyno now decreased the doses of both E and P, but I am wondering if I should just stop and give my system a rest from all the hormones. I just don't feel well at all. I can't exist like this one more day. Maybe I am mentally ill. Oh, I was given pregnenolone with the progesterone pill I was taking at night but it gave me worse palpitations. Gyno suggested taking holy basil to help the cortisol levels for 2 weeks and see how I feel with lower doses of hormones. I can't take this much longer and feel so out of control. I need help...PLEASE...any suggestions. Thanks so much.