Not sure what to do about progesterone
I am a 41 year old mother of 3. I began having some trouble sleeping in March. This led to several tries with different benzodiazapines over a few months and then finally to remeron which I am now trying to taper off of. I recently had my hormone levels checked. My progesterone was 0.5 and my estradiol was 41.1--I had a uterine ablation done about five years ago so I have no idea where I was in my cycle when this blood test was done. I have a history of endometriosis and have recently been having low level cramping everyday but no spotting. Anxiety levels have been pretty bad over the last few months mainly due to wanting off the meds and being able to sleep normally again. Bioidentical progesterone cream was suggested to me and I actually have some but have been afraid to use it due to some things I have heard that claim it is like benzo withdrawal when coming off of it (which scares me to death). I have actually used a tiny bit here and there (maybe 15mg or something) on nights when I was having trouble sleeping...which it did seem to calm me--but then the next day I would worry about whether or not I messed things up more by using it.....I'm lost as to what to do. If this could help me I really want to use it--but I'm not sure how to know for sure what my hormone levels are or when to use it since I had the ablation and I cramp everyday it seems. Also--my last vitamin D level was low at 26 so I'm working on bringing that up. previous to this last blood test, I had FSH and LH checked (in June) and those levels were 14.8 and 5.19--but again, I don't know where I was in my cycle for that blood draw either.....so confused....any advice would be appreciated.