Estrogen Dominance and Hypothyroid
Ok, so I have been on bio-identical HRT since February 2008 and was diagnosed with hypothyroidism around 2005 and I am currently taking Armour Thyroid for that.
Recently I have read more and more articles on estrogen dominance and I am beginning to wonder if I even have a problem with my thyroid. Was doing good for awhile and just recently I have been gaining, gaining and gaining some more. Now with a 5'4" frame, I stand at 180 pounds. Haven't been that big since my son was born more than 25 years ago. I work as a housekeeper, so I am always moving and the scale will just not budge. And most of my weight carries around my belly, hips and thighs. And it is getting pretty uncomfortable.
I guess what I am wondering is if I were to stop my HRT and my Armour Thyroid and just use progesterone cream (currently everything I take is in pill form and I know that it's not the way to go) will things level out or do I keep taking all these other hormones and hope for the best? I am on 4mg estriol, 150mg progesterone and 5mg testosterone and I was on 120mg Armour, but have recently lowered it to 90mg. The progesterone was just increased to 150mg from 100mg over a month ago, but I haven't really seen a difference in anything except I am not as cranky. Intolerance to heat and night sweats are still the same, plus reading the list of estrogen dominance symptoms, I have almost all of them. I am about at my wits end.