What causes cream not to absorb well?
Before starting bht my zrt lab results were: progesterone 12, estradiol 1.1,testosterone 15, ratio of estradiol to progesterone was 11. I was put on 120 mg of progesterone compounded w/2mg testosterone. My symptoms were better, except for extreme fatigue and mental fog. I had saliva test done again and thyroid checked too (before bht I was being treated for hypothyroidism w/.88 mg synthroid).
My saliva test showed normal estradiol -1.7, normal testosterone-36, and my progesterone was still only 57, ratio of pg/e2 34. Lab comments were that this was much lower than expected since optimal range for progesterone is 200-3000 and that is w/only 10-30 mg topical progesterone and I was on a much higher dose of 120 mg. The comments said this could be because progesterone was not well absorbed or cleared rapidly. My doctor upped my dosage to 200mg along w/changing my thyroid medication to a compound t3 and t4, since i was low in t3.
My doctor had me applying it to my inner thighs and inner arms, from what I read its better in thinner skin areas and if you put it in different areas. I am afraid of taking too much, Most say 30-40 mg is the optimal dosage. What is the point in upping my dosage if I'm not absorbing it? Where is it going?