can I give progesterone cream to my teens

by maria
(pittsburgh)

Just wondering if it is safe to give progesterone cream to my 13 year old son? He is having aggression and mood swings. He was never like that. Just started recently.

ALso, my daughter that is 16 has irregular menstrual cycles. Can I give it to her also?

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Apr 21, 2012
can I give progesterone cream to my teens
by: Wray

Hi Maria It is safe for them to use it. You might like to see our page on Aggression. It could be your son's serotonin is low, as this coupled with high testosterone, can cause his symptoms. It could be all he needs is tryptophan, the precursor to serotonin. We have more info about tryptophan on our Anxiety page. I normally recommend 10-100mg/day progesterone for men, you will have to judge by his symptoms on how much he'll need. Your daughter should use between 100-200mg/day, again going by how she responds to it. Irregular Menstrual Cycles can be normal at her age, so don't be too concerned. I put my daughter on it when she was nearly 15, she was only getting about 6 periods a year then. It wasn't until she was about 18 that they settled down. Incidentally she's still using it, and is now 30. We have more info on our page How to use progesterone cream. Take care Wray

Apr 23, 2012
THANK YOU WRAY
by: Maria

Thanks Wray, I appreciate your suggestions. I use progesterone cream and it has helped my hot flashes tremendously. My son is a low functioning autistic teen. He is a kind and loving boy. Since he is going into puberty he gets bouts of aggression. That is not in his personality. So I searched and search the web. I had no luck on how to help your autistic teen. i am going to try a very low dose. Thank you again for your help

Apr 24, 2012
THANK YOU WRAY
by: Wray

Hi Maria I do hope it helps him, please let me know if it does. And keep a watch for symptoms, increasing if you find no change. You'll be able to pick this up quite quickly I feel, knowing him as you do. One thing you could check is his vitamin D level. There's mounting evidence a lack of vitamin D has a part to play in autism. Dr Cannel of the Vitamin D Council is currently doing research into it. These are a few papers, see here, here, here, here, here, here and here. Delighted to hear your Hot Flushes have been helped. But if you use 400mg/day I think you'll find they go. Take care Wray

Sep 09, 2012
Progesterone to pubertal acne and ADHD
by: PNA

HI there, my daughter has terrible acne,a nd she started her period at age 11. I was wondering if i can use topical progesterone? ALso my son has ADHD and is on Staterra, an i was wondering if it would be ok to use it in him also. If i use progesteron cream for my daughter how do i cycle it. I used it and her periods went away and the acne seems to be clearing?

Sep 09, 2012
Progesterone to pubertal acne and ADHD
by: Wray

Hi PNA Yes you can use it for your daughter, as biologically she's an adult now. But it seems you have tried it as you say......" I used it and her periods went away and the acne seems to be clearing?" I'm delighted to hear this. Progesterone can upset the cycle when first using it, it can come earlier or later than normal. But usually settles back within a few cycles. She is slightly early for Menstruation to start, there's more info about it on this page. You asked me how to cycle the progesterone for her, have you been following her cycle, or using it daily? Has she in fact got a regular cycle, as my daughter's didn't really settle down until she was about 17. So she used it daily, until it became apparent her cycle was regular. If this is the case with your daughter, I suggest using it daily too. But if it is regular, then it should be used during the luteal phase, which is always, in all women 12-14 days before bleeding. There's more info on our page How to use progesterone cream. You can use progesterone on your son too, it's not a female hormone, both sexes makes it. It does have calming affects, but please look into giving him the amino acid tyrosine and vitamin D. There's evidence that there's a imbalance in the dopamine pathway in ADHD/ADD. Tyrosine is the precursor to the neurotransmitter dopamine, lack of protein and stress lower tyrosine levels, with a subsequent reduction in dopamine. Tyrosine is essential for any stressful situation, cold, fatigue, emotional trauma, prolonged work, sleep deprivation, it improves memory, cognition and physical performance. ADD patients have significantly lower levels of tyrosine, phenylalanine, tryptophan, histidine and isoleucine. Acute, uncontrollable stress depletes dopamine. But the rate limiting step in dopamine synthesis is the enzyme tyrosine hydroxylase. Insufficient levels of vitamin D inhibit tyrosine hydroxylase, resulting in a disturbance in the dopamine pathway. Continued below.

Sep 09, 2012
Progesterone to pubertal acne and ADHD Part 2
by: Wray

Hi PNA Plus progesterone is involved in dopaminergic transmission, see here. It's best he has a vitamin D test done to find out his level. For more info on vitamin D levels, test kits etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth, Birmingham Hospital and Vitamin D Links websites. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml (175-250nmol/L) and not the 30ng/ml (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. Take care Wray

Oct 22, 2014
wake up at 2am every day
by: M&M

Hi I have been on progesterone for 2-1/2 months. the first month was great... then the last month in a half have been tough... In the begining started taking 100mg then increased to 200mg and the second mo. up and up... the more I took the more needed.. I was up to 800mg per day.(I was very dehydrated couldn't drink enough water)After my 2nd cycle I brought it down to 300mg-(slowly) In addition I started taking your energy boost while going down to 300mg. I have been taking this the whole month- without a break.
Here is what happened in the high dosing of progesterone. I started waking up with at 2am 1mo.1/2 back!! It hasn't stopped (I fall asleep at 9-9:30pm-no problems and when I do sleep its deep until I wake-up and cannot fall back to sleep until 3:30 4am) Before this I always slept through the night. the last 2 days I started your tryptophan with b6, folic acid-- still waking up but know sweating when I wake up. it feels like adrenaline-- surge of energy-- I am also on a protein diet as recommended (no sugar) I don't even crave it! With the 300mg I still have tender breast-no water retention. my 3rd period will start in 7 days. I am not sure what to do anymore--

Oct 23, 2014
wake up at 2am every day
by: Wray

Hi M&M I take it you increased so fast due to adverse symptoms? Have you read the page on Oestrogen Dominance which explains why this occurs? And often only beginning in the second month. It does disrupt things hugely, not just physical symptoms or emotional, but sleep as well. It can take at least 3 months to settle, in some cases 6 months. It could well be an adrenaline surge as oestrogen upsets blood glucose. When this drops too rapidly the adrenals will make adrenaline to bring it back up again. You could try taking glutamine just before going to sleep, this can stabilise blood glucose overnight. I'm delighted you don't crave sugar any more, one of the most addictive substances there is. Don't eat too much protein though, it should be a high fat diet rather. This paper here doesn't just apply to athletes, but to anyone wanting to get fit and burn fat. Have you read about the Ketogenic Diet? This is another site here. If you have Breast Tenderness it could be you lack iodine, see our page on Breast Cysts for info about this. Take care Wray

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