High Or Low Estrogen Symptoms

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I am trying to find out which hormone is causing me problems. I am taking 100 Prometrium and 2 mg of estrogen. I was on 1 mg of estrogen and my Dr. just bumped it to 2 a few weeks ago and I think I am worse. I had symtoms before but now my depression is way worse and I can't sleep. Does anyone find that if they take to much estrogen they can't sleep? I also feel angrier. I would think the progesterone would make me angrier but can the estrogen do it? 

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    unless we know exactly which hormone we are either low or high in then the HRT wont be right, thats why we need to know our levels, good luck with that as seems to be a mindfield here in UK with GP's.  They havent the time or knowledge to do much accept another send you off with another script till you find the right one.   i know from reading that we should avoid synthetic progesterone as this can cause anxiety!  good luck.x

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    Yes it can.  Too much estrogen can make you feel like you've had some really stiff cups of coffee. Edgy, over stimulated, and sharp tongued.  

    Possibly this bump will calm down, or you may need to back off this dose.  I'm assuming you are using an estrogen pill.  You could get a pill cutter and do 1.5 mg of estrogen and see how that feels.  

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      In some ways it can be.  There is a strong relationship between estrogen and thyroid.  

      With HRT it is often nothing more than trial and error.  And the start low and go slow delivery is always the best.  It doesn't disrupt your overall system so much.  But you do have to give it some time to work. 


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