A lot of doctors prescribe synthetic hormones for hormone related problems. After researching various sources through the years, I decided I would never use synthetic hormones myself. I do use a natural hormone cream, though, natural compounded progesterone to be exact. My doctor gave me a prescription for it last year to help correct estrogen dominance that was causing me a lot of problems. She had been through a lot of the same things I was experiencing and so she prescribed for me what she used herself. And it made a huge difference and really helped to alleviate my problems.
I wish I had known about natural progesterone cream back when I was having PMS for one week or longer every month during perimenopause. There are a lot of problems caused by estrogen dominance and natural progesterone helps to correct that imbalance in hormones.