3 years of Peri-menopause and 32 years of Ankylosing Spondolytis

by Deniese
(Bayfield, Colorado, USA)

I have had hot flashes and periods that come every 4-6 months, the flashes had been so "mean" every 18-30 minutes,and sweating every time I have one. And the Night Sweats, I have not had a night's sleep in three years... until I found your website.

I started on another brand of progesterone cream, then realized there was a huge difference in the amount of progesterone in that and what is in Natpro, now after just 2 days of 1/2 teaspoon 2 x a day I feel a huge difference. The other cream, I was up to 2-3 TABLESPOONS!! and very little results. I plan on using this dosage for at least a week or two, after 3 years this is like a vacation!! Maybe I will feel like writing about the other symptoms and getting some answers. But in the meantime, Thank You!!

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Aug 15, 2010
3 years of Peri-menopause and 32 years of Ankylosing Spondolytis
by: Wray

Hi Deniese Bless you for letting me know! There would be an even more dramatic difference if you increased the amount to 400mg/day, this is 12ml of cream or about 2 1/2 tsp. Do this for 4-5 days and the hot flushes should either be gone, or not so troublesome. I know this means using 1 tube in 5 days, but I've found this really does help. It seems a huge amount, but all I can say it's helped others! Use it hourly, as that keeps the level up and seems to work even better than twice a day. Or you could use 1/2tsp 5 times during the day. Please reduce the amount slowly after the 4-5 days, if too sudden they might come back. You are right, Natpro does contain much more progesterone than most creams, people rarely notice that. It means we can keep costs down, by supplying more progesterone in each tube, and as you've found, you don't need to use a tablespoon each time! You mention AS in the heading, please have a vitamin D test done. The following list gives an indication of levels of vitamin D found in the blood. The test should be done for 25-hydroxyvitamin D, also called calcidiol.....Sufficient - 50?100ng/ml or 125-250nmol/L,
Hypovitaminosis - less than 30ng/ml or 75 nmol/L, Deficiency - less than 25ng/ml or 62.4nmol/L
For more info please see the Vitamin D council website. There appears to be a deficiency in vitamin D in people who have AS, please see here As AS is an inflammatory disease, with high levels of inflammatory cytokines, progesterone might help in a small way. It suppresses many of these, while increasing levels of anti-inflammatory cytokines.
Take care Wray

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