What is the proper dosage after a complete hysterectomy/oophorhectomy
by Julie Buzzelli
(Pennsville, New Jersey)
I am 52 years old and had a complete hysterectomy 8 years ago (removal of both ovaries and uterus) due to severe endomitriosis. My doctor initially put me on HRT synthetic hormones that I stopped after 2 months because it caused immediate weight gain and it didn't feel balanced with my body.
After discontinuing the HRT I did not take any other hormonal therapies until recently I began using natural progesterone cream. I have found varying ideas about what the correct dosage should be and many contradict one another.
I have been taking 1/4 teaspoon 2 times a day (based on Dr. Lee's studies) and have recently considered (and felt) that it may not be enough especially after having no replacement at all for 8 years. I have had many of the estrogen dominance symptoms listed and have felt "some" relief from fatigue and it seems that my thyroid is trying to balance after being out of balance for so long.
I know I need to increase my dosage, but to what and for how long?