Can bioidentical progesterone cause muscle aches? Especially in the legs?

by Alexandra
(Florida)

Hello,
I started using progesterone vaginal cream bioidentical, 30mg per day. However, I started to spot so the doctor told me to double up. So I used 60mg. After that I noticed that my legs started to ache. I also urinate a lot!!
Has this happened to anyone?

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Aug 13, 2015
Can bioidentical progesterone cause muscle aches? Especially in the legs?
by: Joy

Hi Alexandra

The spotting is due to not using enough progesterone cream. Nothing less than 100mg/3ml per day is recommended, more if symptoms are severe. Progesterone should also be used twice a day, not once. Please read How to use Progesterone Cream. Please also make sure that the progesterone cream used does not contain any parabens or nasty ingredients which could cause irritation.

You painful legs etc is due to Estrogen Dominance, did you doctor warn you about this? Progesterone is an excellent diuretic, it does make some urinate more frequently in the beginning, but this soon passes.

Also do you know what your Vitamin D3 level is as a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone.

Hope this helps.

Aug 20, 2015
Can bioidentical progesterone cause muscle aches? Especially in the legs?
by: Joy

Hi Alexandra

Please read How to use Progesterone Cream as you have not been advised how to use progesterone correctly. Nothing less than 100mg/3ml per day is needed, more if symptoms are severe. Using the amount that you are using is creating Estrogen Dominance hence the aches in your legs. Did you doctor not advise you that progesterone is an excellent diuretic which is why you are urinating a lot, this will pass.

Do you know what your Vitamin D3 level is as a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone.

Hope this helps.



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