Still fat from progesterone; blood tests for estrogen dominance?
About a year and a half ago my naturopath prescribed 300 mg oral progesterone nightly to help with my severe chronic insomnia. She also prescribed estriol cream to be used 1 gramme two times a week.
I immediately put on weight -- horrible, blubbery weight in my bust and on the front of my stomach. I have always been tiny. I have also always been able to lose weight whenever I want to.
I look like a pregnant whale.
I've been reading on these forums about how I must somehow be estrogen dominant -- but what is the blood test for this?
What blood tests would I need, and what would the numbers have to look like in order to determine that I am, in fact, estrogen dominant?
Because I am in Canada I cannot just start playing around with my prescription medications. I have to be able to justify to my doctor the need to change my hormone balance.