I saw an interesting patient today that presented with persistent anxiety, insomnia, moodiness despite her doctor giving her increasingly higher doses of estrogen and eventually resorting to antidepressants. She had a hysterectomy 2 years prior for uterine fibroids, but was only ever put on different estrogens , but never any of the other hormones
This is a very typical presentation of female patients that we see that never really get better because they are only given one of the essential hormones they may need. After saliva testing , it was determined, as predicted ,that she would need progesterone. We provided a small amount of oral progesterone, to help with her sleep and anxiety, and she very quickly improved and within 2 weeks had near resolution of her symptoms
It is essential to measure and replace deficiencies as seen by testing. Once balanced, it is quite pleasing ,to both the patient and doctor ,on how much better one can be.