Should I be using progesterone?
I am 45 years old and have been suffering from (they tell me) metabolic syndrome. I have had high blood preasure since I was 23 and a weight problem for many years also.
Ever since I had my last child and had a tubal ligation I have been suffering with all these things, lots of other stuff too but too many to mention. Now have been diagnosed with Diabetes in the last few years. I was never over weight or had any of these issues until then. Anyway, now I ended up with a complete hysterectomy last March. I have no overies, cervix etc. I have been on the estrogen patch and testosterone cream and am feeling pretty good I guess some issues but am concerned. I have been reading a lot about estrogen dominance with out progesterone but then some say because I have no overies there is no need for progesterone.
That is my question, should I be using progesterone rather than estrogen or with it to help balance everything?