Hi Wray, I've been reading your site for over a week now, many hours each day. I'm so confused my head is spinning. I know that I am estrogen dominant due to many of the symptoms, mainly anger, anxiety, water retention, belly fat, etc. I have not had a period since 3/11, which i'm pretty sure is due to the fact that I did the HCG diet. I lost weight and have somewhat maintained, but I know my hormones are out of whack. I've been using approx 160mg emerita (bought many tubes because you were out of stock and I'm impatient :))for about 3 weeks now and have noticed some improvements, esp in the water retention of my calves, oh and sleeping like a log. 2 of my main concerns are, the cream seems to really make me sleep/foggy during the day, and with 2 kids (6 & 8)it makes life difficult. My other concern, is that I really do want to start having a period again. This is where I'm REALLY confused... progesterone prevents ovulation, correct, and with no ovulation, there will be no period. So, if I'm doing high doses (160-200mg)every day to alleviate estrogen dominance and build up progesterone, how do I expect to get a cycle again? How do I know how long to stay on this elevated dose, or when to take a break to try to encourage a period. I've read so much and can't wrap my head around it. BTW...I just had a vitamin D test...I'm 44ng and continuing to take 24,000iu's to continue getting my levels up. I also take numerous vitamins and eat pretty healthy. I know if could balance my hormones I'd feel sooooo much more stable!! Thanks for your advice!!