Out of Balance
Had a total hysterectomy, salpingoompherectomy two years ago. I started the natural estradiol and progesterone cream and this is the third time I have been out of balance and miserable.
Original estrogen dose 1 mg daily and progesterone 100 mg per day. I lost 12 pounds, was feeling great, then the switch flipped. In two months dry brittle hair, thinning, breasts, back and buttocks growing and not responding to exercise and diet, nothing helps. Labwork thyroid function great. Estradiol level 28 (parameters state post menopausal 1-4:luteal 7-30:and follicular 3-10), progesterone level 483 (parameters follicular 15-70:luteal phase 200-2500). Looking back when I felt good my estradiol level was 3.6 and my progesterone level was 138. I have weaned my estrogen dose to 0.25 mg a day and have some trouble getting to sleep at night. I still do the 100 mg progesterone which is too much.
Should I just decrease the progesterone while doing the estrogen? I still feel like I have been pumped up with air, carrying an extra 20 lbs. Spin class 3-4 days a week, weight lifting, eating healthy. Taking bladderwrack, calcium, vitamin d level 24, taking supplements due to osteopenic neck of left femur. can't do much more physically, Help!