(St. Petersburg, FL, USA)
It is Amy again (see my post Estrogen Dominance on 2/24). I did what you said and opened up the oral capsules and put it in a cream. Not sure I used the right type of cream since it got kind of cakey when I was applying it and even after I rubbed it on my skin. Some even flaked off after the cream had dried. Could I also use a lotion, like Cetaphil? I did call my doc and told him that I was already up to 400mg/day but still having some symptoms and I felt I wasn't absorbing enough. According to what you have told me, I really would be getting about 10% of the that, or 40mg, is that correct? If so, that is very low. He agreed to let me try the cream so I am waiting for the cream to arrive. I will start the cream at 400mg. In the meantime, I feel like I have gained 10 or more pounds, all of which is in the belly. It looks like I am expecting again. I searched this site and read that this can happen...do you think that with me switching to the cream and starting at 400mg/day that the weight will come off?
BTW, I just read the page on progesterone and cracked heels. I have had cracked heels on and off since forever. In fact, I have a very painful one now so I have been hobbling around. I just keep finding out more and more information from this website, and it is especially wonderful to finally feel like I am piecing everything together.
Thanks Wray, you are a lot more help than any doctor I have EVER been to.