Hormone Balance Tests

Mental Health

If you have a hormone imbalance between estrogen and progesterone, you may not always need to get tested. The reason is, if you have a severe imbalance, the test may not be able to pick it up. Also, norms have not been established for men as of yet (here in the US) so taking an estradiol/progesterone may not be beneficial as of yet for guys.

The best way to determine if you need progesterone is to take a look at your symptoms. Here is a list of symptoms that can appear if your body isn’t making enough progesterone, click here: http://www.johnleemd.com/store/estrogen_dom.html.

If you take progesterone, be sure to drink lots of water. Progesterone is catabolic meaning it breaks down molecules to give you energy. The body uses water to break down molecules so taking progesterone can make you really thirsty. Be sure to drink lots of water while taking progesterone. Do NOT take dehydrated. Also, pay attention to how it reacts in your body.

Always remember you can be healed from this hormone based imbalance. Knowledge is power. We are going to see wonderful changes in the field of mental health during this generation! Be encouraged. Doris

4 Responses to “Hormone Balance Tests”

  1. Sue Says:

    Ahhh, that’s very interesting about needing to drink extra water. Thanks for that.

  2. Allison Says:

    Thanks for this information…i have been taking bioidentical progesterone for about a month and a half…i have been experiencing a tingling feeling inside my body, itchiness and sometimes anxiety…i have been told that this is common and not to be alarmed…i’m not so sure, i don’t want to stop using the cream at the same time i am afraid of the unusual effects.

  3. Allison Says:

    Yes Sue, i agree i drink water, but maybe not nearly enough.

  4. Doris Says:

    Hello Allison,

    Nice to meet you. Yes, it is very normal to experience an aggravation in your symptoms or new ones when you start progesterone. These symptoms should be short-lived. Once your body adjusts to the hormone, you should not have any more undesirable symptoms. If you are interested in more information regarding this topic, please click here to read my other thread “Hormone Imbalance Can Cause Mental Illness.” Please keep in touch with me and let me know how your therapy goes! Doris