41 yr old with estrogen dominance ad starting progesterone
I am a menstruating 41 yr old with estrogen dominance. For several years I have had <.5 progesterone on my 21st day with estradiol between 150-300. My symptoms are weight gain in the upper thighs and buttocks, insomnia, increasing PMS, heavy periods for the first three days, intolerance and irritability, to name a few. After reading What Your Doc Won't Tell You About Premenopause, I ordered arrisse labs Progesta plus and began using it this morning on Day 12 and will go to Day 26. Here are my questions:
I run high cortisol so is it ok to use progesterone cream?
Is 10 mgs twice daily adequate considering I am still fairly regular in my cycle?
I take 8 grains of Armour thyroid due to hormone resistance so is there anything I need to do differently now that I started the progesterone cream? I have read that thyroid hormone resistance can actually stem from low progesterone. Could that explain why I need such high levels to combat hypo symptoms?
I take multiple supplements so are any of these a problem? 20,000 Vit A, 5-6000 Vit D, 800 E, 300 Selenium, 200 K, total mins iron free multimineral, 2000 krill, 400 green tea, 400 curcumin, 500 resveratrol, 4000 C, iron, keto 7 DHEA 100, probitics, Dim Plus 100, Jarrow Mthyl B and Methyl b12, Milk thistle 1500, and recently started 1 g Melatonin at night
Should I expect side effects from starting the progesterone like bloating, spotting, heavier or irregular periods? I like that my periods are still regular for the most part. Once or twice a year I run a week late but that may be stress related.
Any other comments you have for me?