Help Wray, Help!
(Austin, TX USA)
I just ordered some NatPro and I'm excited about it. In the meantime, I have been taking a quality nat pro cream (but it's very lotion-y) from Premier Research Labs (2% progesterone from activated Wild Yams for bioavailability, 18mg/1/4 tsp.--see ingredients here: http://www.radiantlivingcenter.com/Natural-Gesterone-Cream.html) as well as some oral drops for about a week. Both were purchased at a very reputable pharmacy called People's Pharmacy (not The People's Pharmacy, just People's).
I have been dosing at the 200-225 mg/day with 90% coming from the lotion. I am feeling a difference--smoother emotionally and more calm and confident--better but also way sleepier--almost debilitatingly so. And way spacey. I have a 17 month old and need to be awake to watch her ;-)
My last lab was done on day 16 of my last cycle, so well into luteal. It was a blood lab--I am also currently finishing up a month's saliva test. The blood level had my doctor concerned:
Progesterone 0.5 ng/ml (1.84 - 30.2 range)
Estradiol 112.0 pg/ml (50-150)
Vit D3 49
According your conversions, I am at a 5:1 P:E2 serum ratio. Am I supposed to be at 20:1 for a good serum ratio?
I am on day 8 of my current cycle. Could I be dosing too high for the follicular stage and it's turning into estrogen?
I'm also taking the following: 25mcg Cytomel (T3), B12 shots, Iodine, Minerals, DIM Detox, Adrenal cortex and Vitamin C. I am also doing 10,000 IUs of Vit D3 to get the level up fast.
Help--I almost fell asleep writing this.