So I have been having night sweats for about a year and about two weeks ago I started bleeding heavily and haven't stopped.
I got some blood work done and the results are low estrogen and low progesterone:
My doctor wants to put me on the oral contraceptive (Yasmin) for a few months to balance my hormones but I am reluctant. Is there any way to naturally increase both progesterone and estrogen?
I know most supplements that decrease estrogen (DIM and calcium D glucarate) or increase estrogen (Dhea). Is there anything that will increase both estrogen and progesterone?
Note: I took the blood test about 8 days after my period ended so the low results are not as a result of that.
Also I have bought bioidentical progesterone but unsure whether to begin using.
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on June 15, 2013
at 02:29 AM
Get your D3 level checked and sun/supplement to a blood level of 60-80 ng/ml. D3 is a hormone precursor and required for hormonal balance.
Make sure to get sufficient A, K, and Magnesium, since they are co-factors of D3.
It make take 4-6 months to see changes, but it is definitely worth it, in my personal experience and in my clients' experiences.
Progesterone cream can be helpful in the short-term. Just be aware that your symptoms may worsen in the first few weeks as your system rebalances.
on August 05, 2013
at 08:43 PM
Check out The Hormone Cure by Dr. Sara Gottfried from the library, she has a few specific plans for low estrogen and low progesterone - all paleo and anti-pharma.
on August 05, 2013
at 06:55 PM
Hi - Where do you live? there are some doctors who are more reluctant to put people on the pill to just Band-Aid the situation. I also have low estrogen and low progesterone - heavy bleeding, lots of spotting, really low energy, etc. Did they check your thyroid and your A1c? Sometimes hypothyroid can cause this stuff too. My doctor ended up putting me on natural HCG shots, and if that does not correct the situation in 3 months I will go in to see if it is endometriosis. But I do NOT want to go on the pill. So I just had to find the right doctor. Let me know approximately where you live and I can help you find a doctor who is more into treating the root cause instead of doing the synthetic hormone band-aid with the pill.
on May 16, 2013
at 01:07 PM
Aside from diet and exercise, which you're already doing, there aren't many good ways to balance your hormones without medication. Make sure your doctor knows about your diet and ask about alternative treatments. A doctor might recommend a treatment but if you're not comfortable, they do have to offer alternatives if you ask.
Aside from that, the only other things I know that would affect hormones would be either regular sex/masturbation or, if you're already having regular sex/masturbation, abstinence from it.