Hello Haven't been around in a while. So I need some help from the ladies on here who may be having/had similar problems. I had the saliva test done for female hormones (11 vials throughout your cycle) and it showed pretty much what I thought In regards to progesterone: It is too low during the last half of my cycle. And there were some other things as well: My progesterone state: Following ovulation, the amount of progesterone released in the 2nd half of my cycle was on the low side. My estrogen state: The estrogen production by your ovaries is normal. My DHEA level: My average DHEA level is HIGH at 17 (ref range 3-10) My Testosterone level: Level was 20 (normal range 10-38) Progesterone to Estrogen balance: The balance of hormones is in favor of estrogenic activity with insufficient progesterone influence. The target range of Progesterone/Estraidol balance is 30-40, my level was 13 ---------- My questions I guess: Before my period, I am having such severe exhaustion it is like every system in my body is shutting down. Is anyone using bioidential progesterone? And does anyone else experience this kind of SHUT DOWN EXHAUSTION before their period? For those who can't tolerate BioIden Progesterone or Hormones, have you found any natural alternatives?