Do I need a doctor?

by Jay

HI all,

I"m 36 years old with a history of hormone imbalance. For about 5 years now I've pelvic pain with cycles that can mimic pelvic pain that often wraps around to my back (pretty sure it's endometriosis), low libido, irritability, moodiness, fatigue, sleep issues, hair loss, breast tenderness prior to period, longer cycles, spotting prior to period and spotting on day 6, 7, 8 of period, my cycles are around 34-42 days long. My periods used to be around 3-5 days, now they're around 6-8 days long with spotting.

I really think I need progesterone and am suffering form estrogen dominance. My labs always come back "normal" yet I have all these symptoms! How do you find a doc that can help with this??

Thanks -J

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Oct 01, 2018
Do I need a doctor?
by: Joy

Hi Jay

Pelvic pain often means Endometriosis which can be very painful. Your adverse symptoms are caused by Estrogen Dominance. Between 100-200mg progesterone is recommended, more if symptoms are severe. Please read the How to use Progesterone Cream page.

You have also just started with Peri-Menopause which explains your spotting and irregular periods. Please read the Hormone Testing page to compare with your results.

Vitamin D3 is very important. A deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone, optimal range is between 70-100ng/mL. Nothing less than 5,000iu's is needed daily. Co-factors are needed when taking D3, magnesium and vitamin K2 with no soy are the important ones.

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