Goin crazy with Progesterone
Hi Wray, I started writing you and before I finished I pushed the button.. I will start again.. After doing a blood test to check my levels I had Prog and dhea and estradiol checked. Blood test in Nov 2010 came out...
Estradiol= 29 pg/ml
Dhea= 290 ng/dl
Prog= 0.8 ng/ml
I thought that maybe I should use more prog since my number looked low. (But as I see now per the lab, there normal range for Post Meno women is <0.5 I was at 0.8) I guess I didn't need anymore. Oh well anyway I started applying Prometrium 100 mg (Pricking the capsule and applying it on my skin)Thinking getting it on my skin would absorb better and I would get most of it in my body I would use 100mg a day. Sometimes more. I started getting quite a bit of hair on my face I decided to have a saliva test done. Oh my gosh. My numbers came back at 19,000 on Prog. My estradiol came back at 1.2 pg/ml. I immediately stopped putting the prometrium on and its been 3 weeks with none.
My testosterone number was high also. Like the prog. was converting to test. I have been doing progesterone cremes for about 12 years.. Ever since my peri years.. I am now 53 and wondering if I need to do this anymore.. How long will it take to clear my body of this prog. so that I can maybe start over on a lower more normal dose (Not Prometrium anymore) and not get crazy with it again. Do I then add some small amount of estrgen to balance it or not??? Maybe the transdermal way is not for me anymore.. How about sublingual drops?? Let me know your thoughts.. Wray I think I wrote this in the wrong area. I don't mind you posting this but I really just want your opinion and so you don't have to post it. As always I value your opinion. Thanks.