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Peabody, MA
A 57-year-old female asked:

Hi estrogen an lo progesterone but cant take bio ident prog, cream since the hormones r not level isnt this why anxiety an depressin ?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Probably not: The progesterone level only rises with ovulation and with pregnancy. So it should be very low, depending on when it is checked. Hormone levels can affect the mood, but that should also be a cyclic effect that varies throughout the cycle. The bio identical formulations may not offer any benefit - one way or the other. See your Ob/Gyn.
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