Can NatPro help me?

by Beth
(Orleans, IN)

Hi.....I'm 51. Recently diagnosed with RA, Fibromyalgia. I also have hypothyroidism. Plus I suffer from extreme low libido. And I can't remember the last time I slept well. Can this progeterone cream help me? How much should I start out with. Will it collide with the Plaqinil, Lyrica and Synthroid I currently take? I don't know, I'm just a little overwhelmed by everything I've been reading. Would just like some straight forward answers.

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Mar 10, 2012
Can NatPro help me?
by: Wray

Hi Beth Progesterone does help the RA and fibro, as it's a potent anti-inflammatory. It does speed metabolism slightly, which would help the thyroid. It's also helped many with low libido and sleep issues too. I'm not sure how old you are, but we do have three pages you could look through for more info, see How to use progesterone cream, Peri-menopause and Menopause. I suggest 100-200mg/day, more if symptoms are severe. It does not react with any drug. If you should consider using it, please see our page on Oestrogen Dominance first. But above all you need vitamin D, a low level is found in all inflammatory diseases. Interestingly a lack of vitamin D reduces the benefits of progesterone. Plus it adversely affects the thyroid. Please have a test done, I suspect your level is very low. For more info on vitamin D levels, testing etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth, Birmingham Hospital and Vitamin D Links websites. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml or 175-250nmol/L and not the 30ng/ml or 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

Mar 11, 2012
Can NatPro help me?
by: Beth

Wray...thanks for responding. As for my age...I'm 51. My menapause was surgically induced almost 2 years ago. I do take a Vitamin D supplement..1600 IU per day along with Calcium. I also take B12 as my test indicated it was low as well. Since I suffer from the symptoms of menapause and from my other health issues....where on the body should I apply the cream? The low libido is a big concern. I mean....I don't think about sex, want it or have the energy for it. BUT...my husband does. I fear if it continues it will cause problems in our once healthy relationship. I've already started using the cream putting about a half a teaspoon under each forearm. Would using it vaginally be better?

Mar 11, 2012
Can NatPro help me?
by: Wray

Hi Beth Thanks for coming back with your age and the hyst info too. This does throw us into hormonal turmoil and often the only thing offered is HRT. You say you were recently diagnosed with all those symptoms, did they begin after the hyst? If so, it could be a lack of progesterone causing some if not all the symptoms. You say you are using about 1tsp in all, do you know how much progesterone is in the cream? If it's Natpro, this is giving you about 170mg/day, a good amount. And why are you only using it under your forearm, did someone tell you it should be rubbed there? It can be applied anywhere, there's more info on our page Progesterone Misconceptions. Vaginal application is excellent, but so is the skin. I use some in my vagina every night, the rest somewhere on my skin. It's excellent for the face, see here. I use it there every morning and night, my neck and breasts too. It takes time for the libido to rise again, please be patient, there's much healing that needs to take place before that will happen. You're not using enough vitamin D for the problems you have, I really recommend taking 10,000iu's per day, and getting your level up to 100ng/ml. You don't need extra calcium if you're taking vitamin D, this draws calcium from the gut into the blood. What you do need is magnesium, it's a vital co-factor for vitamin D. Please consider taking it. You have bad Inflammation, a small amount of vitamin D is not going to help. Many women find they need to get their vitamin D levels high, to resolve problems which are not entirely helped by progesterone, see here. Take care Wray

Mar 14, 2012
Can NatPro help me
by: Beth

Once again thank you for your comments and help. I'll try to address each comment in the order that they were received. My Gyno said I'm not a candidate for HRT. My first surgery was a partial hyst, a year & half later...the ovaries, etc, along with a very large benign tumor. The RA and fibro was diagnosed this past winter after much testing. I am using the product NatPro. I had read where it is better to use where the skin is thinner...thus I am applying under the forearm. But now I'll trying using it in the other places you suggested. My question now is...how is the best way to get and take the amount of vitamin D and magnesium that you recommended?

Mar 19, 2012
Can NatPro help me
by: Wray

Hi Beth I'm relieved he said you weren't a candidate for HRT it's all too often automatically prescribed. I'm also pleased you're going to use the cream anywhere and everywhere. Please see the Vitamin D Council website. Dr Cannell does much research into vitamin D and he has two options on this site. You'll find the links in the bottom right hand margin. His site is worth searching too. Many thanks for trying Natpro. Take care Wray

Nov 12, 2012
regarding ground progesterone
by: Anonymous

I love this site -found it by rereading Dr john Lee plus I met a lady who does consultations on bio-identical hormones and she recommends that the progesterone be ground and has to be gauged accordingly to each person. what do you think?

Nov 12, 2012
regarding ground progesterone
by: Wray

Hi there Thanks for the kind words about the site. The number of Progesterone Misconceptions astounds me. 'Ground' progesterone, she probably means 'micronised', a common term which people use. It sounds very 'scientific' but meaningless. If you added 'ground' or micronised progesterone to a cream base, you would have an excellent exfoliant. It needs to be fully dissolved in the cream, so you could start off with rocks of progesterone if need be. Not that it ever comes as a rock, as the process to synthesise it results in a very fine crystalline powder. It does depend on symptoms, no one size fits all. The more severe the symptoms are, the more progesterone is needed. There's more info on our page How to use progesterone cream. Take care Wray

Apr 11, 2013
FANTASTIC INFORMATION
by: gorettia

I am new to progesterone and have read so much info that I got confused and actually scared to continue use... until I found this site. I will finish using up the brand that I ordered... but am ordering the Natpro as soon as it is available (was temp out of stock). Your information is priceless... has helped me so much... THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!

Apr 13, 2013
FANTASTIC INFORMATION
by: Wray

Hi Gorettia Bless you for the kind words! You've evidently read much on the site, but in case you missed these pages, How to use progesterone cream and Oestrogen Dominance, please read them. And please have a vitamin D test done, I'm finding if levels are too low, progesterone won't help as it should. And you're throwing money down the drain. For more info on vitamin D levels, test kits etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth and Birmingham Hospital. 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 recent research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. Any problems you encounter, as it can be a bumpy ride in the beginning, please come back to me. Take care Wray

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