Topical Estrogen and Progesterone vs. Oral or Sublingual Hormone Delivery

topical estrogen or progesterone vs sublingual

I recently switched from a topical tri-est and progesterone gel to sublingual bi-est and progesterone. Why? Because recent bloodwork showed all my levels were very low, as if I wasn’t taking anything!  If you follow this blog, you know that I’ve been dealing with asthma, … Read more

Asthma at Menopause: a Low Estradiol Sign?

I started having breathing/wheezing problems in my late 40s. I was in perimenopause then, and eventually reached menopause sometime after I turned 50. There’s an association of airway dysfunction and inflammation with low thyroid levels,[1] and when I initially got to a more optimal thyroid … Read more

Can’t Breathe? Thyroid Dose may be Too High (Hyperthyroid) or Too Low (Hypothyroid)

Air hunger, shortness of breath, breathlessness, or a feeling that you just can’t breathe is medically known as dyspnea. If you don’t have asthma, pneumonia, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (emphysema or chronic bronchitis) and recently changed your thyroid dose, you could be over or … Read more

From Hyper to Hypo to Healing—Breaking the TSH Rule

In Search of Eyebrows is the story of my journey, and one of five case studies in the new Tired Thyroid book.  If you’ve been either hyperthyroid or hypothyroid, you may identify with some of the health incidents I describe, and find the explanations for … Read more