Adrenal Fatigue Progeterone Cream

Hi Wray,

I was using progesterone for a few months and my symptoms seemed to get worse. (oestrogen symptoms, increase in hair,acne fatigued ect) I found out I have adrenal fatigue and have worsened it by using progesterone. (I was also estrogen dominant and the progesterone was stimulating adrenals which were already exhausted increasing more oestrogen) I was reading up on a page on neurotransmitters being helpful with progesterone, I am not sure if it would make a difference or not. I am hesitant to start the cream again because I am now with more symptoms then when I started. Is there anything I could do differently this time?

Thank you

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Aug 04, 2013
Adrenal Fatigue Progeterone Cream
by: Wray

Hi there You haven't given me any info to go on, so I can't really advise you. Except to say you are probably using far too little, maybe 20mg/day? I recommend 100-200mg/day, see our page on How to use progesterone cream for more info. Progesterone is very beneficial to the adrenals as it lessens the Stress response. It's a calming hormone, whereas oestrogen is an excitatory hormone. I don't know your age, so maybe you are in Peri-menopause or maybe Menopause? These pages will give you something to go on. I'm not sure what you mean about the neurotransmitters, hormones do interact with them. If you want to raise their levels, then there are many amino acids you could take. Take care Wray

Aug 04, 2013
Progesterone cream adrenal issues
by: Anonymous

I was using around 200, but symptoms seemed to be getting worse, I am only in my 20s. I am trying to figure out why it did not work. Will lack of b6 and magnesium have an affect on this? or perhaps thyroid issues?

Thank you

Aug 05, 2013
Progesterone cream adrenal issues
by: Wray

Hi there I have found if vitamin D is too low. progesterone doesn't work well, if at all, see here, here and here. Please have a test done. For more info on vitamin D levels, test kits etc see the following websites, Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth and Birmingham Hospital. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml or 175-250nmol/L, and not the 30ng/ml or 75nmol/L most labs and doctors regard as adequate. The minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although the latest research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. Magnesium is the most important co-factor for vitamin D, so indirectly it could affect it if it's too low. It's low in most of us, so it won't harm to take some. Or you could have a test done to see if it is low. You are using a good amount of progesterone, but it could be you need more, or get your vitamin D level up. It also depends on the severity of symptoms, if bad far more progesterone is needed. See these comments from users of high amounts of progesterone because of severe symptoms here, here, here and here. If you have adrenal fatigue it could be your sodium is too low. Please consider taking 1/2tsp salt in some warm water, this might help, see here. Take care Wray

Nov 06, 2013
Adrenal fatigue surpressed progesterone
by: Anonymous

Wray,

Coming off of this cream (400 mg) for 6 months, doctors have told me the cream surpressed my arenals and my own progesterone production. I am suffering very much. How do you suggest I fix this?

Nov 08, 2013
Adrenal fatigue surpressed progesterone
by: Wray

Hi there If you’re the same person as above you haven’t given me enough answers, or your symptoms. Other than to say you have adrenal fatigue. Have you tried those things I suggested, have you had your vitamin D levels checked? As your doctors say it’s suppressed the adrenals, which I’ve never heard of, they would be in a better position to help you. Take care Wray

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