A recent saliva test confirmed that I am low in progesterone and I am interested in trying bioidentical hormones. However, I don’t know of any healthcare providers in N. Ireland who would guide me. I am seeing a nutritionist who is helping me lower my nighttime cortisol. However, she doesn’t approve of bioidentical hormones…. she wants to help me raise my progesterone through nutrition (I suspect that could take ages!) I also read a report by a medic on the internet warning that bioidentical hormones could carry the same risks as HRT if used long term.
I would love to hear the views of anyone with experience of natural progesterone. Is it safe enough to start using it in one’s sixties? (I was on HRT for about three years fifteen years ago.) Is it easy enough to monitor your levels? Also, would you recommend a particular product?