My progesterone levels were depleted.
I am 50 years old and was having symptoms of being tired more often, emotional, anxious, trouble losing weight, or rather stored fat, trouble sleeping and my hair abruptly began falling out. Recently my doctor wanted me to have my hormone levels tested using a saliva test. Results came back indicating depleted progesterone levels and slightly lower levels of DHEA, normal estrogen levels, thyroid T3 and T4 levels low but normal. He prescribed 25 mg. of DHEA taken every other day and 100 mg of progesterone. I was wondering if this treatment seems appropriate and want to know how long after starting treatment would I notice a change in my symptoms, and specifically if my hair loss would stop and/or grow back.