I've read your other posts and your symptoms sound a lot like some of my past and current symptoms. I've been going through the peri crud since age 37 and I'm 41 now. At the time all the fun started my progesterone and testosterone were in the toilet. I've been using progesterone cream for almost three years and recently added testosterone cream. As far as the doctor goes, if you really don't like her why not see a different one instead? No matter who you choose to see, though, you should write down all the questions/concerens you want to bring up. This way you're not tripping over your words. For the tests, I would ask them to test your estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, TSH (thyroid), and DHEA (this a important hormone produced in the adrenals that declines with age). If they won't test everything for whatever reason, at least get your estrogen and progesterone checked. When we start peri the progesterone drops while the estrogen doesn't. This causes a whole host of messy symptoms including mood swings, low sex drive, and hair loss to name a few. Good luck and try to find a doc that listens, that's key.