Progesterone Therapy & over stimulation of more Estrogen Dominance
I've posted a few times now as I am meandering through peri-menopause at age 46.
I've taken a DUTCH test to have an overview of my state hormonally and neurotransmitter wise.
I am exhausted all the time and have heavy periods that are coming every 21 days now so not much break in between. I have been fitted with the mirena IUD and my bleeding has reduced by 50% and didn't have flooding this month or major clots...thanks goodness which is a relief as I was almost needing blood transfusions.
I'm on the protocol here for adrenal fatigue and estrogen dominance yet I've been told by many naturopathic drs here in NZ not to up my progesterone too much more, I'm at 200mg a day as it will over stimulate me and I'm already at a dangerous level of ED and not using this hormone correctly. I've been told progesterone helps prevent cancer yet at the levels I'm at of estrogen to be careful increasing.
I did up my cream to 300mg not long ago and felt great till my Dr. said lets go slow and do another DUTCH test (dried urine over a 24 hour period not blood as its not accurate...he's seen women get cancer when in estrogen dominance by upping progesterone too much too quick.
Does anyone have experience with a similar situation or know what else I can do? The exhaustion is too much and the protocols aren't doing the trick.