Anxiety

by Cat
(Ireland)

I'm awaiting my order of Natpro. At the moment I am using Serenity. I'm finding that my anxiety has gotten slightly worse. I am recovering from Adrenal fatigue at the minute and I have possible Hypothyroidism which is being checked.

Should I stop using the cream or keep going until this uncomfortable feeling leaves?

Thanking you.

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May 02, 2011
Anxiety
by: Robyn

Hi Cat, I have been diagnosed with Adrenal failure and Hashimotos and am happy to say with the use of Progesterone 250m daily, which has been continually raised from 18m day, Macca powder, Vit D and Iodine I have had no need as yet for any other medication. I have just started soaking in a bath of Epson Salts, (they say that is great for anxiety ).The verdict is out on that one as i have only just started. Anxiety was my main concern, quite debilitating for many years.Please have a look at stopthethyroidmadness web site. I found the info fantastic.

Hope you find the answers
Robyn

May 09, 2011
Anxiety
by: Wray

Hi Cat The symptoms are caused by Oestrogen Dominance, and it can be very unpleasant. It can occur with any make of cream containing progesterone. But I have found with higher amounts of progesterone the phase passes far quicker. The amount you're using now is probably no more than the 20-40mg/day that they recommend. You might like to see this comment here, written by another user. I do recommend using a much higher amount, 100-200mg/day, dependant on symptoms. Please experiment, no one knows our bodies as well as we do. I'm not sure of your age, but you might like to read these pages on How to use progesterone cream, Peri-menopause and Menopause. We also have a page on Anxiety you might like to read too. I've found progesterone excellent for adrenal fatigue, as it's the precursor to cortisol, one of our stress hormones. The adrenals first make progesterone, before converting it to cortisol. If the adrenals are stressed they rob other sources, notably ovarian, which upsets our reproductive cycle. Progesterone is very calming too, so lessens our stress response, which also helps the adrenals. I suspect you are low in vitamin D, most people in the UK are, please have a test done. For more info please see the Vitamin D council and GrassrootsHealth websites. Plus these papers here, here, here, here, here and here. A low level of vitamin D impacts on the thyroid gland, plus it reduces the benefits of progesterone. Take care Wray

May 09, 2011
Anxiety
by: Wray

Hi Robyn I'm so happy you have found benefit from the progesterone, and such a good amount too. And also delighted you are taking vitamin D, I hope enough. The minimum recommended dose is 5000iu's/ day. I've given Cat links you might like to look at too. I have Epsom Salts in my bath every night, just a couple of handfuls. Magnesium is very calming and it does get absorbed through the skin, see here. So I hope you benefit from it. The thyroid site you recommend is excellent. Take care Wray

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