Question about Progesterone for men
My Doctor has suggested I take Progesterone cream to go along with my topical testosterone replacement therapy. Reading about it on your site, I'm scratching my head over the "reference ranges" given above:
Oestradiol 0.5 - 2.2 pg/ml
Progesterone 15 - 100 pg/ml
Testosterone 44 - 148 pg/ml
My blood work in Ontario, Canada states "normal" ranges for men are:
estradiol-17 Beta < 150 pmol/L = 40.86 pg/mL
Progesterone < 4 nmol/L = 1257.86 pg/mL
Testosterone 8.4 - 28.8 nmol/L = 242,074.9 - 829,971..2 pg/mL
Second, I am wondering about a recommended dosage. My serum blood test indicated a level of 1 nmol/L Progesterone to start. The doctor was talking about a 2% cream, dosing 0.5mL to 1.0 mL per day. By my calculations, that would correlate to 10-20 mg/day. He wants me to take it once per day at night, and my testosterone cream once per day in the morning.
Your thoughts ?