What do I do?
Just a few questions about what to do. I know in my heart that I am suffering from estrogen dominance but I can't convince my health practitioner to test me. He feels that because I still have relatively normal menstrual cycles that he doubts a problem exists. He refused to test me.
If I am deficient in progesterone, as I feel I am, and cannot wait for someone to see the importance of testing, would it hurt at all to start therapy anyway? Could taking progesterone if I don't need it hurt me?
After reading some information on this site and hearing from Wray I began taking vitamin D and some other supplements. That alone has helped some but I feel progesterone is needed.
I am stewing about this and feel I have suffered enough already. Waiting and searching for someone to cooperate with me in obtaining good health is adding insult to injury.
I am 41 years old, no children, suffering from anxiety, low libido, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Also experience dizziness and weakness in my limbs. I am also having difficulty with concentration and mental fogginess. I don't know if I am experiencing pre-menopause, as my mother had a hysterectomy after her third child at about the age of 35 so I have no gauge as to when I may start. I know this is not all in my head as some would have me believe.
I guess my question remains: is it safe to use progesterone if it turns out that I don't really need it while I look for someone who is willing to listen and at least give me a test?
Thank you. Sarah