Disagree with Doctor's Progesterone dosage recommendation
(Los Angeles, California, USA)
I'm 50 years old and still menstruating monthly, if not more so. My cycles had run about 26 days since I started using store bought progesterone cream 14 years ago; previous to that my cycle had shortened from 28 days to 21. For about one year I've been having a period approximately every 14 days. I was usually able to attribute this to forgetting to use my cream, just skipping once on the prior day would bring it on. Although lately it seems to happen regardless of how diligent my usage has been. For three years I have been working with a Dr who specializes in bio-identical hormones. I have recently completed a saliva test and don't agree with his recommendations. He prescribed 45mg Progesterone day 5-26, Biest (50/50) 1.25 MG daily, 100mg DIM per day.Here are my test results from saliva collected day 18:
Ratio Pg/E2 192
Tyroid blood tests are all normal, not even close to high/low
I have played with my progesterone dosage in the past year and noticed feeling somewhat better if I increased to 67.5mg. I explained this to him but he wants me to go with his recommended dosage.
I have not used Estrogen in the past and when have tried it a few times recently, I notice a great increase in my hypoglycemic symptoms. Hypoglycemia is a real battle for me, especially just prior to my period.
My hair and skin are thinning rapidly. I sometimes experience night palpitations just prior to my cycle. My doctor explains estrogen will really help with these symptoms.
It is my opinion that my Progesterone should be increased significantly, especially if I am to use Estrogen. So confused, what to do?.....