Birth control pill and progesterone.

by Cici
(CA)

I have been on BC pill for a year now for Perimenopause symptoms of depression, mood swings, fatigue, anxiety, etc. I'd like to go off of them and try progesterone cream. Do you think it will help with the symptoms? And what's the best way to transition? Thanks!

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Apr 19, 2016
Birth control pill and progesterone
by: Joy

Hi Cici

Let me get this straight. They put you on BCP to control depression, mood swings, fatigue, anxiety etc. Well that is just fabulous as it would only have helped to make matters worse for you. So typical of them to do this. When in doubt, "here take BCP or antidepressants". All that is needed is the balancing of your hormones and they can't work that out? Wow! All drug based BCP's have a potential to cause harm. Please read the page.

Peri-Menopause is a difficult time in most women's lives, but it need not be. Progesterone therapy will help you through this and prepare you for Menopause. All your symptoms are related to being Estrogen Dominance and are also classic symptoms of Peri-Menopause.

Great decision to go off BCP. I would just stop taking them once your month is up, do not start a new packet. Start with progesterone at 200mg per day, every day with no breaks, please make sure that you use a 3.33% cream. You could look at Natpro, but it is currently out of stock. Start using a cream as soon as you can, even if you are still taking BCP.

What is your Vitamin D3 level? A deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone and is also helpful with depression and anxiety, so to is magnesium.

Please read the following pages:

Peri-Menopause - http://www.progesteronetherapy.com/peri-menopause.html#axzz2m6SW8qc0
Menopause - http://www.progesteronetherapy.com/menopause.html#axzz2og853i1N
Estrogen Dominance - http://www.progesteronetherapy.com/estrogen-dominance.html#axzz3fNOYF0aj
How to use Progesterone Cream - http://www.progesteronetherapy.com/how-to-use-progesterone-cream.html#axzz2mglwLvMr
Progesterone Cream - http://www.progesterone-info.com/natpro-progesterone-cream.html
Anxiety - http://www.progesteronetherapy.com/anxiety-attack-symptoms.html#axzz30pvpr0s3
Vitamin D3 - http://www.progesterone-info.com/benefits-of-vitamin-d.html
Magnesium - http://www.progesterone-info.com/magnesium.html
Contraceptives - http://www.progesteronetherapy.com/contraceptives.html#axzz2nua7LWTH




Apr 19, 2016
BC pill and progesterone
by: Cici

Thanks for your fast reply!

My vit d was 35 and I'm taking 4000 units daily to bring it up.

I've bought Emerita progest which is 20mg progesterone per gram.

How long should I take it daily? Thanks!


Apr 19, 2016
BC pill and progesterone
by: Cici

Thanks for your fast reply!

My vit d was 35 and I'm taking 4000 units daily to bring it up.

I've bought Emerita progest which is 20mg progesterone per gram.

How long should I take it daily? Thanks!


Apr 21, 2016
Birth control pill and progesterone
by: Joy

Hi Cici

Yes your D3 level is low, but try to increase to 5000iu's per day, better for you.

ProGest only delivers 900mg of progesterone concentration which is not enough, please double that amount. One 20mg pump is not nearly enough progesterone. Nothing less than 100mg per day is needed, more if symptoms are severe. You need to use 200mg for your symptoms.

How long? That is explained on the How to use Progesterone Cream page, it can take 2-6 months before the body adjusts, then and only then can you reduce and use by following your cycle if you prefer. Remember that progesterone therapy is a life long commitment, the moment you stop, ALL symptoms return.

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