I'm currently doing a Complete Female Hormone Assessment saliva test, as I'm wondering if my progesterone/estrogen are also out of balance. It measures Estradiol (estrogen), Progesterone and Testosterone over a 28 day cycle, so quite a tedious test and rather expensive!
Seeing as my DHEA and cortisol are out of whack, and my thyroid (well, at least it was) - I wouldn't be at all surprised, esp as I am still having thinning hair and menstrual issues. I have been taking NDT for 4 months, so was hoping if it was thyroid related, I would have seen 'some' improvement, esp with the hair - but sadly not. My periods are also very light and very short, and whilst I do believe I ovulate (as take my temperature each morning using a 'Lady Comp' fertility monitor), I do wonder if I am not producing enough progesterone. I wonder if there is a link with my hair being lovely and thick before and when I was pregnant being that there is an abundance of progesterone during pregnancy. I believe my hair has slowly thinned over the past 10 years or so (my youngest is now 12).
I was wondering if anybody here has used/or is using progesterone cream and whether or not they have had any success with it? Would be interesting to hear