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 Posted 2/2/2014 6:12:40 AM
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The practitioner I just started going to gave me instructions to take both the progesterone and testosterone just befor bed. I know that many advise this as progesterone can help with better sleep. I am not exactly sure the reasoning for the testosterone. Maybe it is more convenient to apply a cream at that time or there are symptoms that are more easily slept through?
My understanding is that progesterone is naturally higher in the morning and lower in the evening. Wouldn't it make sense to then supplement the progesterone in the evening to better mimic the body's function and prevent a dependency from forming?

Does anyone have a good readable source for the flow of all the different hormone levels so i can figure this out for myself?

Also I am suspecting that my new practitioner isn't as informed as I would like. I get the feeling she took a short course in bio identical hormones through a marketable protocol system. She didnt test my other hormones such as estriol and pregnenalone, saying that she just starts with the basics. I know that hormones and their effects on each other and the body as a whole are very complex and it seems to me the best way would be to first get as whole of a picture of the persons symptoms and levels before handing over a bunch of potentially dramatic acting substances on the body.

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 Posted 2/3/2014 4:36:42 AM
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Re "My understanding is that progesterone is naturally higher in the morning and lower in the evening. Wouldn't it make sense to then supplement the progesterone in the evening to better mimic the body's function and prevent a dependency from forming?"

Did you mean to ask if it would make sense to supplement progesterone in the morning?

Progesterone can indeed make one sleepy, sometimes dangerously so. 

Regarding BHRT physicians, there are some listed at https://network.foreverhealth.com/DoctorSearch/Search


 


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Yes, I did become somewhat sleepy in the morning and spacey throughout the day when I took the progesterone trouche in the morning.  

Another question,
Does anyone have any good information in the risks of dependency of Bioidentical hormones? 
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No risk of dependency.  It's a chronic treatment though. Once you start there is no reason to stop unless side effects or some contraindication is noted. 

Progesterone is a natural anxiolytic. Take it at night. Testosterone can be taken any time. 

Estradiol is taken in the morning. 
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