Progesterone Estrogen Ratio
After a frightening 3 weeks of all over body tremors, weak muscles (continually contracted and shaking), brain fog, and overall heavy body throb (bp and pulse normal), my extensive lab work is coming back normal and I am being treated for anxiety. I am responding well to Clonazepam .5mg twice a day. The only thing that is confusing is I did not think I was going through a stressful time other than my normal fast paced life and blindsided by 3 weeks of debilitating symptoms. Below are my hormone levels. Is it possible estrogen dominance triggered the anxiety due to less sedative effects of GABA when less progesterone? Progesterone .3 ng/ml or multiply by 1000 to get 300 pg/ml
Estrogen: 168 pg/ml or divide by 1000 and .168 ng/ml
Regardless of which units used in ratio, I get 1.786 : 1
300 pg/ml = X (progesterone)
168 pg/ml 1 (Estrogen)
While I am responding to benzos isn’t it better to treat the root cause and not the symptoms? Or should I not treat with progesterone and just accept this is what a woman’s body naturally does as she approaches menopause. Please double check my calculation and would appreciate your opinion on estrogen dominance in this situation. Thank you in advance.