New doctor prescribes estrogen patch, progesterone pills for already estrogen dominant?
I have been using the Natpro for over three months with a relief finally of ALL my estrogen dominance symptoms. However, I have many other issues that MUST be addressed such as pernicious anemia, Hashimoto's, Adrenal fatigue, etc. I have had an integrative doctor recommended by several friends who are recovering by leaps and bounds from their poor health. As this is the only type physician who ever helped me recover in the past I went for my first visit. The doctor did a 45 minute interview, knew exactly what she was talking about (comparing to previous physician who fixed my problems) and only recommended blood tests that I need and supplements that would help. However, she did prescribe Progesterone capsules @ 200 mg per day and Vivelle dot (estrogen) @.0375 change 2 x week. Since the capsules are usually only 10% effective that equates to 20 mg a day and I had been using 80-100 mg of Natpro per day. Against my better judgment I applied the Vivelle and took the Progesterone to see what would happen. I want to be able to report back to her with true results so I stopped the Natpro - for now (only 2 days). I'm wondering if anyone has ever heard of this process of Vivelle and Progesterone pills? In her defense I was also low on estrogen at the time of my test in September. My progesterone ratio was only 29 when it should have been 100-500! After this test I began the Natpro and I'm sure these numbers are much better now. New doctor didn't re-test hormones before prescribing hormones. After 19 years of frustration with doctors I have begun telling doctors "NO". Just not sure if I should tell this one, who seems to know what she's doing with all my friends and know her stuff, that I refuse treatment. Any input about this would be very much appreciated!