Low in estrogen and progesterone
I recently had a hormone test done and I am very deficient in progesterone and on the low end of normal for my estrogen level (tested on day 21) when my hormones are supposed to be at their highest. I have started progesterone and have noticed its stimulating effects every time I increase the dose. symptoms of this usually resolve within a few days. The doctors I am working with want me to gradually increase my dose over time until symptoms resolve. My problem with this though, is that each time I do this, I have the increase of symptoms at first which does cause me some discomfort. Would it be better to increase my dose to 100mg and see how I feel? Also, once my period starts, I find myself in low moods and I think this is because my estrogen is so low at this time and estrogen increases serotonin. the Doc gave me some bi-est to take, the lowest dose. Do you think it is okay to start this now too? In other words, can i work on boosting both my deficient hormones at the same time? my symptoms of low estrogen are flat, saggy breasts (in my 30's), night sweats, depression, anxiety, extremely light periods. Before my period, I experience anxiety, rage,heart palpitations, insomnia, and a totally stressed out feeling (which has gotten better even taking just 50 mg split in 25 mg in the am and pm for the past month). I want to get better sooner than later though. I am also taking dessicated thyroid which has helped my muscle weakness, joint pain, cold hands and feet, and fatigue. I have energy now and I also am taking some bioidentical cortisol since my levels indicated adrenal fatigue. If you could please advise with your expertise. Thank you!