Monthly Score Sheet to Determine Progress / Effectiveness of Progesterone Supplementation
Charting should be conducted monthly to assess reduction / flare-up of symptoms. Your monthly score should be reducing each month. We commonly use a 7 month time frame as a fair gauge to work in, although we see most symptoms disappear around 4 months if it’s a progesterone deficiency / estrogen dominance problem. If some symptoms persist you would need to look at possible physiological cause other than hormonal, ie., depression that is not alleviated by progesterone.
If your score is not reducing over 4-7 months, it indicates that your progesterone cream is not being assimilated by the body effectively. This can be for various reasons (see also ‘Cream Usage & Guidelines’).
Most women who are estrogen dominant present with a score between 26-36 (out of a possible 42). And within 4 months we have observed most women’s total score drops to under <10, after following our suggested guidelines. Nonetheless, it’s important you maintain yours charts for a minimum of 7 months, at which time stability would have been established.
Suggested Score Guideline for Monthly Score Sheet
- High Score: (dosage initially >10% or 100mg)
- Moderate – High Score: (dosage between 4%-6% or 40-60mg)
- Moderate Score: (dosage between 3%-4% or 30-40mg)
- Low Score: (dosage between 1%-2% or 16-20mg)
Health Observation Calendar for Monitoring Hormone Balance
This chart suits the methodical person who likes to record keep in symbols, and who is very involved in her health agenda. It probably wouldn’t suit the lady with a busy lifestyle who’s on the go.
Calendar-style Notation of Symptoms
If you are a woman looking to record ‘unusual’ symptoms and may not be recording in-depth details, this chart gives you a guideline of where / what may be happening at certain times of the month. The charts can then be used as a comparison, month to month. Patterns can be determined using this method. It’s always important to note dosage of cream on all charts, to correlate dosage versus symptom relief.
Quick Tick Chart – Spreadsheet
This is a very popular chart because it’s so user-friendly. All you need to do is tick the appropriate columns each day as they apply. It doesn’t require lengthy reporting, just helps you acknowledge how you’re feeling, and what’s going on. Perfect to stick on your refrigerator.