Unsure if I am using the correct dose in troche form
(New York, USA )
I am 29 and have suffered from painful periods, awful pms, along with cystic hormonal acne for as long as I can remember. I got my hormonal panel done through a saliva test. It showed that I was estrogen dominant and extremely low in progesterone.
My natural pharmacy started me on this plan:
Beginning on day 8 after the 1st day of my period
45 mg troche
Day 8-15 = 1/2 lozenge 2x daily (total of 45mg)
Day 16-22 = 1 loz 2x daily (90mg)
Day 23-28 = 1 loz 3x daily (135mg)
Day 29-31 = 1 loz 2x daily (90mg)
The first month I tolerated the dosage fine. I felt better. The 2nd month was ehh. The 3rd month is awful. My breasts are so tender, I'm bloated, my skin is breaking out like crazy, and I am moodier than ever. My pharmacist said that I should cut the above doses in half. From what I've read on here I'm suppose to be taking close to 100 mg to make progesterone the dominant hormone. He told me not to do that because my body is not used to the progesterone yet? I'm so confused on if this dosage is right for me or not, I would greatly appreciate any input.