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I used to have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning on the weekends too. I started using progesterone cream several years ago for some pms symptoms. Now I get up much earlier on the weekends and I think that my using (natural) progesterone cream is the reason why. I've read that progesterone can be converted into cortisol. John Lee MD is a big believer in the need for progesterone more so than estrogen for women going through the change. He says that while estrogen levels drop maybe something like 40% to 60% progesterone levels can basically drop to zero. In his book, "What your doctor may not tell you about menapause," he says that some of his patients have continued to take progesterone well into their 60's with no problems.

I would also highly recommend the book "Safe Uses of Cortisol," by Jefferies. I think you can find some good information in their about mild adrenal insuficiency.

I have had some low energy lately and have found that using pregnenolone seems to help me. I like the sublingual form because it doesn't get processed through the liver. I find that if I don't take the preg. my energy is pretty zapped by early evening. Unfortunately there is NOT much info available on this hormone, I think, because it is NOT something that can be patented so no company wants to invest in studying it without the chance of recouping their investment. I've read Shahalian's book on preg and found that it still doesn't have all that much info because no one is really doing much research on this hormone or DHEA. But I think you might consider giving it a try.

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