Can progesterone cream help me after hysterectomy 17 years ago?

by Laura
(MA)

I had a hysterectomy 17 years ago, was on HRT for about 11 years then suffered a stroke so was taken off of the HRT. Since having the stroke I have experienced depression (sometimes severe) and have been on different meds to try to combat this. I am currently taking 75 mg Effexor but at times I know I need more. Seems like my depression is getting worse instead of better. I would love to get off the anti-depressants and am wondering if progesterone cream could be a help to me. When I took the questionnaire my score was 46.

Looking forward to hearing opinions/suggestions!

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Sep 21, 2015
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by: Marilyn

I would like to encourage you and everyone to order their own saliva test and see what your hormone levels are. I think it's a good starting place. I am still working with a Dr with my progesterone and other hormones. I almost have no migraines anymore and have seen improvement in mood. Find a good integrative dr. The lab I used (and my dr uses) is ZRT Labs in Oregon, you can order your own tests and then take them to a dr. A friend also recommended Pharmasan Labs in Wisconsin. God bless you all.

Sep 22, 2015
Can progesterone cream help me after hysterectomy 17 years ago?
by: Joy

Hi Laura

How sad that you had to experience a stroke first, before they took you off HRT. All drug based HRT and Contraceptives have a potential to cause harm, in your case, it did just that. Before you increase your drugs, please consider going the natural route as your AD's are only making matters worse. Please consider taking the nutrients mentioned on the Anxiety page.

Progesterone is vital as you are clearly suffering from Estrogen Dominance symptoms. Please read How to use Progesterone Cream and the Menopause pages.

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

Hope this helps.

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