I just have a question, because I am confused about something. I started using NatPro because I feel that I have been estrogen dominant for years. I have always had difficulty with my periods ever since I was a teenager: sore breasts, food cravings, mood swings, fatigue, headaches, anger. I learned about progesterone in my 20's, and I recently started using it because I absolutely could not put up with the horrible PMDD, not just PMS, symptoms I was continuing to have.
What I'm wondering is this. If using the progesterone will ultimately lower my estrogen at some point, will that be bad because doesn't estrogen start declining during peri-menopause/menopause years?? Lowering my estrogen isn't going to ultimately wreak havoc in my body and start causing estrogen deficient symptoms, will it? I know I need to get my hormones tested, and I will, I have just been going by what my body has been telling me for years and assuming I am estrogen dominant.
Now I am freaking out because I'm afraid I am going to lower my estrogen too much and become progesterone dominant, and I don't know if that's a bad thing or not. Can too much progesterone and too little estrogen be harmful?? I just really want to feel better, and I have read that too much progesterone can actually cause symptoms like estrogen dominance (sore breasts, fatigue, mood swings, acne, hot flashes, headaches, etc.). Wray, could you please shed some light onto these questions I have?? Thanks.