Thyroidectomy, Menopause and Progesterone

by Cecilia

I am a 49 year old women and found out I had issues with progesterone for a very long time.

In the mean time I had a thyroidectomy due to cancer, and Syntroid was not a good option as a replacement therapy as the T4 was not converted properly.

I went through years of problems due to the conversion issue being undetected. I am currently using desiccated thyroid.

Now that the peri-menopause is almost at it's end, I have to do something as my body is convulsing in need for hormones.

I have recently been given progesterone cream for a short while known as yam extract cream, and it worked for a little while and now is not working any longer.

Please help me understand which progesteron and estrogen is better to take for a women in her 50's.

The MD is giving me Estrogen and Progesteron prescription. I am simply terrified to take those. I read your article about the fact that progesteron cream should contain stigmasterol from soy bean. Is that correct?

I also used evening primrose oil for a few days here and there. 1000mg a day is way too much for me, I can feel the estrogen dominance almost immediately.

Please help me decide on the right HRT treatment, and more so the right progesterone cream or pills.

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