Bioidentical Progeterone...feel worse
Hi Wray, I am a 51 yr old woman perimenopausal (started menses 9) and I just started into bioidentical with an Ob who has been practicing in this field for some years. After my bloodwork came back she started me on 1ml (4%) which makes it 40 mg progesterone, 1/2 gm natural Armor thyroid, and testosterone cream (1/4 gram of 2.5%).
I started in October...progesterone days 12-26, testosterone every night, thyroid in the early a.m. Now the first month I was more symptomatic, period was on time. I get my period every 28 days still. Second month less symptoms bloating, moodiness, etc. Now after then my period did not come until the 27th of Dec. My recheck was 3 weeks ago and I told my doc I feel as if something is not right. My bloodwork looked good she said. I asked her why she does not use salivary testing she stated that there are different thoughts on that and she does not believe the scientific evidence on that form of testing is conclusive. My thyroid was on target, progesterone seemed fine, and testosterone needed to be increased to 1/2 gram. I am still here day 40 since last period (once again) waiting, waiting...I feel as like someone needs to pop me with a pin! I have a call in (although I feel I was blown off the last time due to being early in treatment), to discuss maybe lowering my progesterone to 1/2 ml=20 mg. Any thoughts? Help...I feel like garbage with all of this bloating...Thanks.