How much can I take?
(Please feel free to correct my phrasing, as English is not my first language)
First of all I want to thank you for your generous sharing about your knowledge in woman’s hormonal imbalances health issues. As it has been said a lot of times here, it is very uplifting and helpful to read through your website. Knowing that other women too have the same issues, makes one feel less sick and crazy, reading your advice gives hope.
My story: More than two years ago, at the age of 41, I suddenly, for the first time in my life, got sick. It all started by having a lot of water retention, gaining 5 kilos in 10 days without eating much, blurred vision, insomnia, total fatigue, extreme dizziness, constipation and a lot of other symptoms that pointed to hypothyroid.
So I started to see an Endocrinologist, a lot of tests were done; the outcome was, that my thyroid was working well (I don’t really agree with that, as my blood tests show that I have a 2,2 for the T3/T4 and it seems that this is considered for certain as borderline for hypothyroidism) I was then told to see a nephrologists, results for kidney function perfect, only an extreme high amount of aldosterone was found. But nothing that could explain any of my debilitating symptoms.
My fatigue got worse and worse, my dizziness made it most of the time impossible to leave the house. I had all kind of scans done, nothing found. Hmmm, would that mean that it was psychosomatic? I refused to believe so and started spending my time reading a lot about women’s health issues and especially about hormones, as deep down, I was convinced that it had something to do with a hormonal imbalance. Very soon after finding your website, I started using natpro in small amounts and felt AMAZING! I had a new life. Nearly better than ever before!
After the first month of using, the old symptoms came slowly back. I stopped using natpro for a while, and then restarted, this time with a higher amount that was 300mg. Still the symptoms were bad: a lot of dizziness, water retention, depression. Knowing about estrogen dominance triggered when using progesterone cream I went up to 800 and even 1000 mg for about 14 days (when using this amount all my symptoms beside water retention and breast tenderness are gone), but then became worried if I could use so much for a long time.
So my first question: Can I use an amount of 1000mg for a period of 3 month to get over my estrogen dominance? (Actually I present over 95% of all the symptoms listed for E. dominance.)
I am taking 5000 u of Vitamin D daily and quite the whole Vit B group. 3000 mg of Isonitol (My hair already got much better) Second and third question: Is there any supplement I could take to help my thyroid and to help with the constipation? Again, thank you very much.