Progesterone & Vitamin D3
I first want to say thank you so much! There's such excellent information here! Clearly much Research has gone into making this site so Great!
So I have been using Progesterone Cream(10%) for a month & before that, I used Progesterone Cream 3% for a month. I WISH I would have started on a MUCH higher dose from the START! It was EXTREMELY DIFFICULT for me to stay on Progesterone up until about a week ago. I was only using 30-60mg's a day (split into 2 doses) the 1st Month & Really DID see exactly what I read here happening! More Estrogen Dominance symptoms! ESPECIALLY the "spare tire" issue!
I'm 49, in menopause now. I believe I am beginning to see results in this 2nd month. I'm now using about 200mg's in the AM & 200 again at night. FINALLY my belly is SLOWLY getting flatter! I noticed that when I began to add in D3 serum, along with magnesium! It's VERY easy to blame issues one is having on PROGESTERONE but it's true one must stick with it! I bet I will only see more improvement! Hoping so! I sleep great now! Feel more calm.
I want to (I think?) get to 200-300mg's a day but worry about weaning down too quickly. What do you think about tapering down? I have not had any testing of Hormone levels except Estrogen & needless to say, because I wasn't tested for ANYTHING ELSE, it looks LOW, but SURELY not as tremendously low as my Progesterone! I read about someone who INSISTS she became very ill after several months on Progesterone Cream, THAT is scary to me! I HOPE this isn't something I will absolutely experience! Also, I think I MAY BE insulin resistant & have ordered Amla Powder (Indian Gooseberries) to help. Will ask my Dr for a test next appointment in a few days, my BP, Cholesterol & Sugar which are ALL Normally VERY LOW, suddenly SHOT UP several months ago & scared me badly! I THINK that is from Estrogen Dominance?? Any Suggestions on what I'm doing properly or not are Welcome! Will I continue to get leaner? I'm very short, usually 94-96 pounds maximum & am very vain. Always been able to manipulate my weight but now, in menopause, am unable to BUDGE the scale!
I plan to stick with the D3 (despite living in FL as I rarely lay out anymore) as well as Progesterone Cream! Unless someone tells me some reason I shouldn't? What do You Think?
Thank you in advance for any info/suggestions/etc!