Am 42 and have 1 ovary

by Rebecca
(KY)

Am I most likely to need cream daily since even if I ovulate at best it would be only every other month, and from what I am learning, I most likely don't even ovulate regularly from the only one I have, at this age?

Also I have been using the Emerita Progest 2 years NON STOP for 6 months, NO days off. I am hypo thyroid which was discovered about the same time as hot flashes began. Cycling normally until the last 1 or 2 which haven't come.

Up until the last month I was using 1/4 tsp am and PM. It says 20 mg per 1/4 tsp. THen for about 1 month I used 1/2 tsp AM PM - I have upped to 3/4 tsp past several days and I notice I am holding more water, and very drowsy daily, but I seem to be sleeping better. Which is a tru miracle as I haven't slept well since early 30s. Will the daytime drowsiness eventually cease? Do you think the dosage is correct?

I was concerned about the skipped periods, am I causing this by not taking break (and raising dose?

My biggest problem Is horrible migraines, which began late 30s but are increasing, This is why I have made appt tomorrow for testing hoping to learn that possibly hormones are causing migraines. But since I found your site I am wondering If I should try to figure out myself. Thanks for your help.

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Jun 03, 2011
Am 42 and have 1 ovary
by: Wray

Hi Rebecca You are right, anovulatory cycles start at about age 35, and increase through Peri-menopause till Menopause, when the ovaries stop producing viable eggs. Oestrogen Dominance can occur when first using progesterone and when increasing the amount, as you have done. The symptoms you've given are all typical of it. You are currently using about 120mg/day progesterone, which is within the range of 100-200mg I recommend. Progesterone does help sleep, see here. It's also such a good diuretic that it's now used via IV transfusion for brain trauma victims, see here and here. So will help with the water retention. Plus it's excellent for migraines too, see here, here, here, here and here. I suggest rubbing some cream all over your neck, particularly under your ears, on your face too if makeup will allow, whenever you feel one starting. I'm running out of space, so will start a new comment below. Take care Wray

Jun 03, 2011
Am 42 and have 1 ovary
by: Wray

Hi Rebecca Progesterone is a potent anti-inflammatory, whereas oestrogen is an inflammatory hormone, plus causing water retention. Progesterone should be used as and when needed, hourly if symptoms are severe. It should be used a minimum of twice a day. There's no hard and fast rule to it's use, or where it can be applied either. The skin comprises 95% kerotinocytes, which all have ample progesterone receptors. I also believe you are short of vitamin D, this is another a potent anti-inflammatory and effective for migraines, see here, here here. Please have a test done, for more info see the Vitamin D council and GrassrootsHealth websites. Plus a lack of vitamin D reduces the benefits of progesterone. You might benefit further by increasing the amount you're using, particularly as you have migraines. And please use it when you feel you need it, don't wait until your evening application. Take care Wray

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