Low estrodiol level
I just got my saliva test results back and it says that I am low in estradiol and my progesterone is in range.
Estradiol (Saliva) 0.6 pg/mL 0.5-1.7 Postmenopausal (optimal 1.3-1.7)
Progesterone (Saliva) 23 pg/mL 12-100 Postmenopausal
Ratio: Pg/E2 (Saliva) 38 L Optimal: 100-500 when E2 1.3-3.3 pg/mL
I have gained about 15lbs in the last couple months as well. Also, I cannot stay asleep due to night sweats. I have been post-menopausal for 2 1/2 years now and have tried natural progesterone cream and all it seems to do is cause further weight gain and it causes my hair to fall out. I am using Life-flo Progesteral cream. 1/4 teaspoon broken up into 2 doses. I really want to feel better and I am afraid if I use a larger amount of the cream it will cause the side effects to worsen. Please help!