I am very pleased to have come upon your site as it is full of very interesting and logical sounding info.
I am 55 years old and have been lucky during my perimenopausal state to have suffered very few of the symptoms associated with this period in a woman's life. The worst appears to be the thickening of my waist and belly as I have always had a slim figure and my mother was slim right up to her death at the age of 67 ( she was on HRT for 10 years or more and died very suddenly in my arms from a pulmonory embolism, no doubt cause by the long term HRT).
Needless to say I have no desire to embark on HRT or any other chemical process. I did some research and decided to take soya isoflavones supplement (Phyto Soya - one 17.5mg capsule per day as opposed to the dosage of 1 capsule in the morning as well as one capsule in the evening) due to the fact that my symptoms are very mild.
I have been taking these supplements for about a year now and have not had a period for again about a year.
However, having now read on your site that I should possibly be taking progesterone supplements, I am concerned that by taking the soy isoflavones I may be making myself estrogen dominant.As there are many benefits gained from taking soy isoflavones I would like to know if I could safely take a natural progesterone supplement as well as the soy isoflavones.
Or should I first take a saliva test to see what the levels of my estrogen and progesterone in fact are before proceeding further with anything, and if so, should I first stop taking the Phyto Pause for a while to revert to my natural hormonal level before I do the saliva test?
23rd September 2012