I am 49 and have not menstruated for 12 months so I presume that I am menopausal! After completing your questionnaire regarding the need for progesterone, my total was 46! However, my confusion is whether to supplement with bioidentical estrogen as well as progesterone?
On reading your information, I see that you do not recommend this but other sources suggest that this is necessary (New Zealand Institute of Menopause; Texas Women's Health Institute).
In addition, the New Zealand Institute also recommend sublingual lozenges over bioidentical progesterone creams. This would cost me about NZ$115 per month for a period of approximately 1-3 years. They do not feel it is necessary to supplement once menopause is over.
Thus, you can see there are some issues I'm grappling with - can you help? Many thanks.