by Cathie
(Brisbane, Australia)

Hi Wray
I am 52 years old and was diagnosed with Hashimotos about 10 years ago. Prior to that I just had an underactive thyroid and was taking thyroxin.
For the last year or so I have been taking 20mg of Progesterone morning and night for perimenopause and oestrogen dominance issues particularly insomnia, night sweats and severe headaches.
After reading your site I increased the Progesterone to 120mg in the morning and 200mg in the evening about 1 month ago. I am also taking 10,000IU of Vitamin D as well as a few other supplements to support my thyroid
My sleep has improved (although I am still waking a few times) and although the headaches are not severe I am still getting a very heavy head during the day and feel quite sleepy. The night sweats have also improved greatly.
Do i need to keep increasing the Progesterone until my sleep and headaches completely disappear? I am concerned a higher dose will affect my thyroid and although my Dr. is aware of what I am doing and supportive I am really trying to dose by my symptoms rather than lab tests.
I was taking 3 grains of Natural Thyroid Extract but dropped that to two yesterday as I have had some heart palpitations (they don't really bother me though). I follow the advice from Stop the Thyroid madness website re my thyroid. I will be seeing a specialist Dr. in late January who only focuses on thyroids, perimenopause and bio identical hormones but I thought you might be able to give me some insight into what is the best way forward from here until I see her.
Taking the extra progesterone has improved a number of other areas that were bothering me as well so I know I am benefiting from it.
Would appreciate any info

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