a harper

by angie
(concord,nc usa)

I am 50 and had a hysterectomy and bladder sling.I still have
my ovaries.Do I need progesterone?
I have no muscle tone and thinning hair and pretty depressed.
I have lost 50 pounds but constsantly have food cravings.
I need help thank you in advance for your help.

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Apr 26, 2013
a harper
by: JL

Hi Angie

The answer is yes you do!!

At the age of 47 I had an Endometrial ablation and a bladder sling and I also still have my ovaries. I am now 57. Had I known about progesterone and it's benefits then, I would never have had an ablation. Whilst I was lucky in that I did not experience any side effects, I know others who did.

Please do not go on any form of HRT they have a potential to cause harm - see HRT.

When using progesterone for the first time you may experience estrogen dominance symptoms - see here. If enough progesterone is used you will avoid these symptoms. All too often the incorrect amount is advised such as 20mg to 40mg. Please ignore any such advise. I suggest you use 200mg/6ml per day, possibly more if symptoms are severe, once you feel stable enough you can slowly reduce the amount to no less than 100mg/3ml per day.

The thinning of your hair is due to estrogen dominance, a possible low vitamin D level and your free testosterone level could be too high. I suggest that you have a vitamin D and free testosteorne test done. A vitamin D deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone, it is vital to get your level up. Read up on progesterone and vitamin D here.

Angie there really is no need for you to suffer, progesterone and vitamin D will help you greatly. It will also help with your depression.

Should you decide to use progesterone, please use a good cream. Make sure that the contents are as natural and organic as possible, so many creams contain parabens which is not a good thing and merely adds to the problem.

As far as I am concerned this is the best cream on the market today.

I wish you well.

Apr 27, 2013
a harper
by: Wray

Hi Angie I agree with everything JL has told you, there's nothing more I can add except a suggestion to take MCT oil for the cravings. It stops them immediately. MCT oil is an extract from coconut oil. The body can convert fatty acids into ketones which we can burn as energy, in fact the brain does better on these than glucose. MCT oil forms ketones more efficiently than the other oils. It does not get deposited as fat, in fact body builders use it for energy in place of glucose because of this. Take care Wray

Apr 28, 2013
the best time to begin
by: Anonymous

it's angie again.
Thank you so much for advice and I ordered 3 tubes.
I am wondering when to start since I do not have
periods anymore but I am not officially into
menapause according to my doctor,my ovaries are still working.He ordered a blood test to verify.
Thank you again I really appreciate the guidance.

Apr 29, 2013
The best time to begin
by: JL

Hi Angie

As you do not have your periods, you can use the cream as soon as you receive it. There is no need to take a break. I have been using the cream non-stop for nearly 9 years now.

It is best to use the cream a minimum of twice per day as progesterone levels drop after 13 hours.

Take care.

Apr 29, 2013
the best time to begin
by: Wray

Hi Angie As you don't have a cycle, start the progesterone any time you wish. I used it daily even when I did have periods. I was going through the last year of Peri-menopause with a host of bad symptoms. Each time I stopped for bleeding, they all came back, not something I enjoyed! So I began using it daily and haven't looked back. JL had a uterine ablation which meant she had no periods after the op. Although the ablation stopped the heavy bleeding she had, it didn't cure the other problems which go with it. She wasn't in Menopause either, but she's been using it daily for the last 10 years too. If you have any queries which crop up once you start the progesterone, please get back to us, one of us will help you. Take care Wray

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