Progesterone use and urine/body smell
I am an active 59yo male weighing 87kgs and have been using progesterone since mid December, 2022. The product I am using is a topical solution and my dose has mainly been 36mg/day split over morning and evening application.
I have been using this to assist with BPH. My current PSA reading is 5.0 which is borderline for my age and apart from going to the toilet frequently this is not causing me too many issues. (I sleep through the night most nights) I was querying possible pre-diabetes however my fasting bloods are consistently 4.8 to 5.0 and a urine analysis shows no sugar or ketones in the blood.
I did have a UTI at the start of April which cleared within a week, however since that time my urine has a strong odour and I believe I am also getting a milder version of the same smell on my torso. This smell is similar to the smell of the progesterone I am using and I was wondering whether it is possible I have reached 'peak progesterone' and I am simply excreting what I don't need?
I have been slowly decreasing my usage by 6mg/day each week to see if this is the case and am currently at 24mg/day.
Also, over the last six weeks I have noticed my libido and erection quality have also declined.
Looking forward to any opinions you may have - thanks