Progesterone cream from better to worse?
I am on a bio identical natural organic progesterone cream 15 mg of a 30mg/g tub that last three months, once a day at night with 3 days off each month, from my doctor who specialises in this. I am 1 year+ into menopause I am 52 year old women.
First 3 months on cream- From the first month many symptoms improved especially hot flushes and sweats that were waking me up on the hour each night and sweats in the day. I did notice though that by the end of my cream, that last for 3 months (which I keep in the fridge) the hot flushes would return. I wonder if the cream is not stable?
Into the 4 month flushes are starting to increase. I speak to my doctor who puts me on a 1/4 spoon of DHEA cream in the morning. I feel great flushes gone but on the 3rd week I start to feel edgy and cranky especially and hour or so after cream and I feel so very tired all the time. I stop using the DHEA and hot flushes return but feeling of tiredness goes away. 5 month to half way through 6th month Flushes and sweats are nearly back to what they were before taking cream.
I return to my doctor he says that there is no more to be done I am where I am supposed be with the cream. What about a blood test? He says No, I am menopause so will not tell us anymore. Meaning I am on the correct dose of progesterone and so it should be working! I see you recommend 100 to 300 mg a day of progesterone, so much more than the 15 mg I am on.
Can you please help?