Am I using too much or too little?
(Ca USA )
I'm 32 years old and I'm convinced that I have suffered from a massive hormonal imbalance for the better part of my life. I have had hair loss since I was 18, and have had irregular periods all my life. At 22 I started birth control pills to prevent pregnancy, my hair loss did not get better or worse. At 25 my hair loss got worse, by age 27 I started noticing hair where it shouldn't be. Back then I went to dr's and they ran some tests but everything came back "normal." By the time I was 30 I had developed chronic yeast infections and my hair loss and hirsutism continued and actually got worse. I'm also overweight as you could probably guess.
I promise all of this has a point. By age 32 I decided to go off the pills in March 2010, and didn't get a period again until June. My face exploded in acne, my hair got even worse and my emotions where all over the place. After years of research I started taking massive doses of probiotics and thank God that brought some control over the candida although I still have flare ups here and there. I also discovered the benefits of progesterone.
I started using an all natural cream with 6% progesterone I think back in January of this year and I'm happy to say I have regular periods again and my face has cleared up about 80%, I even saw some new hair growth which I hadn't seen in years. But now I have a problem, just these last weeks I've noticed that my hair has started to thin again, has the cream stopped working? I know I probably have adrenal and thyroid issues on top of ovary issues which is why I'm taking Maca powder but I wonder if I'm taking too much or too little progesterone. I use 2 1/4 teaspoons a day, one in the morning and one at night, I also rotate the body parts where I apply. I've read that you suggest 100 to 200 mg a day but I have no idea how much mg are in a 1/4 teaspoon. I also wonder why the cream stopped working.
Could you give me any input? I have no insurance and I've been laid off so getting a hormone test is out of the question bc I can't afford it. Buying the maca and the cream is a hardship in itself already but I'm making that sacrifice bc I want to regain my health and my hair! Please help, at this point im at my wits end and getting desperate and depressed. What am I doing wrong?