How much Progesterone should I use?
I have been on BHRT since 2009 using both estrogen and progesterone. I was on a high dose of estrogen over the course of the years and 2 months ago I decided to reduce E and increase P by using your product. I am still on 1 click of E a day which contains 1 mg estradiol and .5mg estriol. Since my last drop of E I am fighting the urge to increase because I feel so bad. Over those 2 months I have increased P and was on around 266.50 per day of P but decided to try increasing only last night so yesterday in total I applied around 410 mg of P. I don't expect miracles overnight but I did sleep terrible and woke up feeling irritated and sad. They are not new feelings but I had hoped to feel some relief with the increase. In general I feel irritated, overwhelmed, angry, sad, and sometimes hopeless. I find myself making mistakes at work and yesterday I almost got into a car accident which would've been my fault. My brain is not so sharp. I need it to be because I have a very demanding job and I need my job. I'm checking in with you to see if you have any suggestions on how to proceed. My reluctance to drop the E entirely comes from when I first went into menopause (age 39) and remembering how terrible I felt then. Hot flashes and chest tightness that was unbearable. I do not want to go back to that and I feel the E helped greatly. I am open to new ideas and would appreciate any advice or direction you can offer.