Hi, I am 49 and am in menopause. I haven't had a period for 6 years. My question is I have been on about 300mg progesterone for about a year, and I still can't seem to get on top of my symptoms. Mainly sporadic depression/irritability, occasional insomnia, stiff and aching feet which followed a bout of planter faschitis, weird lower back stiffness, which the physio can't work out other than it's inflammation and about 20kg weight gain, mostly fluid.
I feel like 300mg is a fair amount especially seeing as I'm not having any bleeding. I don't have any of the usual symptoms that I used to get years ago in peri with the terrible crying/rage and sore breasts etc. So my question is, is this still oestrogen dominance? I feel in my heart it is, but I don't know when I'm ever going to see any improvement. I follow a very strict anti inflammatory diet and take all of the supplements listed here. The weight is the biggest issue at the moment, because I feel like I am obsessing about it and I know if I lost a little, I would not be so focussed on it and perhaps the rest will follow. Is oestrone the main menopause oestrogen, more inflammatory than oestradiol. I am also trying to incorporate natural aromatase inhibitors into my diet to help.
Hopefully someone can help.