surviving estrogen dominance
Hi, your website has been so helpful to me. Thank you. I recently started progesterone cream and have been experiencing pretty extreme "estrogen dominance wake up crisis" now for 2 weeks now since I started the cream. I keep reading online that I should increase my intake of phytoestrogens to help with the estrogen dominance wake up, but every time I consume any phytoestrogens at all (even 1 cup of chamomile tea) I immediately feel so much worse. Am I just so incredibly deficient in progesterone that even the phytoestrogens bother me right now? I have upped my dose of the cream to about 500 mg per day now and the symptoms are much better (but not gone), but I still don't understand why phytoestrogens are recommended? A few years ago before I developed this problem I could consume phytoestrogens with no symptoms whatsoever, so this is very new to me,and before I started using progesterone cream I was having symptoms of both low progesterone and low estrogen. Then, just a couple of days after starting the cream I went from low estrogen symptoms to extreme symptoms of high estrogen. Any advice you can provide would be much appreciated.