I am not sure if I need the Progesterone cream or not

by Mona Suri
(Los Angeles, ca)

Here are the results of the new test that I requested to have from my Doc's office...

Progesterone: 4.2 ng/ml
Testosterone: 42 ng/dl
T4 1.1
TSH 0.13 mIU/L

No idea what the estrogen is as the test results do not show that. Can someone please help me and tell me if progesterone cream will help me?

Here are my symptoms...

- I am 49 and have irregular periods and spotings
- I am deppressed
- I have low libido
- I have anxiety attacks
- Breast tenderness

No night sweats or insomnia and no hot flashes.

Please advise, thank you.

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Feb 22, 2010
Progesterone cream

I am 53 years old with night sweats and my progesterone is over 2000. Figure that one out! My cortisal was low also. Anybody heard of this? And I am not taking anything or using any creams. Robin.

Feb 23, 2010
I am not sure if I need the Progesterone cream or not
by: Wray

Hi Mona. Not knowing if you had a blood or saliva test it's difficult to asses your levels, as the two tests vary considerably. Pity they didn't give the oestrogen level, as that would give an indication if not is all well. It's the ratio between progesterone and oestrogen which causes the problems, not the actual amount. But looking at your symptoms I would say you would benefit from trying it. Please see this web page. As you are 49 you are right in peri-menopause, which can be a hectic time, please see this web page.

If you do try progesterone please see this page before you get any. Take care, Wray

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