What to do now?
I had a complete hysterectomy back in 2006 due to large uterine fibroids. Life since then has been a roller coaster ride. I have been reading your site and have come to the conclusion that I need more progesterone. I still have insomnia as well as hot flashes, anxiety, brain fog and concentration issues, and for the life of me, can not loose a pound.
I am currently using the topical cream through a compounding pharmacy. I am prescribed 80 mg/ml and I take 1/2 ml a day. This equate to 40 mg a day. I asked the pharmacy if this was a 3%, 10%, etc. cream. The comment that I received was that was not how they measured theirs, it was done in mg. Is prescription vs non-prescription measured differently. I guess what I am trying to figure out is exactly what amount I am taking vs what you recommend is needed. If I am prescribed 40 mg, am I getting 40 mg.
I also spoke with the nurse practitioner that prescribed the hormones for me and she said that she would be willing to prescribe 100 mg daily but no more. She indicated that if I took any more than that I was develop severe belly fat (not something I want, of course). She also indicated that I needed a 3 - 1 ratio between my estrogen and progesterone and I asked her which needed to be higher and she said the estrogen which, I know, if opposite of what you recommend.
Since the progesterone is separate from the test. and est., I can adjust easily. I have been taking 1 ml (80 mg) in the morning and 1 ml (80 mg) in the evening for the past 3 days. I believe the equates to 160 mg/day. This also means that I run out of my prescription real soon. Since I don't have insurance, I can have it refilled at any time.
Am I on the right track? I just want to feel normal and human again.