Can progesterone cream cause heartburn?

by Jody
(Las Vegas, NV)

Hi Wray!
First of all, thank you for your awesome website! I've learned so much about progesterone cream, and hormones in general, now that I'm going through that period in life of weight gain and hot flashes!! I started on progesterone cream late last year, and after using 20 mg. twice a day to control hot flashes, the flashes are gone, and so is some extra weight! Progesterone cream really works to help balance hormones and get the weight off. So my question now is as of 5 months ago, I'm experiencing acid reflux, and never knew how painful it could be. I'm watching my diet, eating bland food and eating less in general. The reflux fortunately has improved and the pain is less, so I'm thankful for that. Today as I was checking out some articles online, I came across a few websites that state that progesterone pills can irritate the esophagus. Since the cream is absorbed through the skin, vs. orally, I would think that the cream wouldn't cause this problem. However, I thought it was important to write you and see what your thoughts are on this. It's still a hormone that's being absorbed through the skin, and so I'm wondering if it's possible that once the cream is absorbed into the bloodstream, could it still irritate the esophagus? I pretty much doubt that this is the case, but you seem to be very knowledgeable about progesterone, so whatever thoughts you have on this I would very much appreciate!
Thanks so much!!
Jody

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Nov 04, 2013
Can progesterone cream cause heartburn?
by: Wray

Hi Jody Thanks for the kind words! I’m delighted the 40mg/day helped the Hot Flushes. I’ve generally found 10 times that is needed, some women need even more. Oestrogen can cause ware retention, in the sphincters too. If swollen with water, they cannot close tightly, which allows acid to enter the oesophagus, or in the case of the bladder sphincter, urine to leak. Try applying the cream to your entire oesophagus, particularly where it enters the stomach. Take care Wray

Nov 08, 2013
Response to Heartburn & progesterone
by: Jody

Hi Wray!
Thanks so much for your response! I've done lots of reading about heartburn and acid reflux, but never had I seen anything about how estrogen can cause water retention,including in the esophageal sphincter. Thanks so much for that information, as I doubt I would have found anything about this online. I'll try a higher dose of the progesterone cream and see if it helps.
Much thanks!!
Jody

Nov 23, 2013
apply the cream to your esophogus?!
by: Anonymous

How on earth is one supposed to "apply the cream to your esophagus"??! Maybe I'm forgetting my 3rd grade anatomy but isn't my esoph down inside my digestive system right above my stomach??

Nov 29, 2013
apply the cream to your esophogus?!
by: Wray

Hi there Obviously one cannot apply the cream directly to the oesophagus, luckily Jody seemed to understand. I have repeated ad nauseam throughout this site, that if progesterone is applied over the area with a problem, it’s more effective. Take care Wray

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Aug 22, 2015
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