Can Progesterone regulate my periods?

by Jen
(MD)

I'm 30 years old and I've never been regular. My periods are separated by 2 to 4 months usually. I've had a period 2 months in a row maybe 2-3 times in my life.

I had baby #1 after 6 years of unprotected sex. When trying to conceive I had an ectopic which was removed through surgery. Since then I have had the most incredible, mind-blowing cramping, especially around my damaged tube. The cramping occurs mostly during a period, sometimes during ovulation, often when I have a lot of cervical fluid... though it can also come at random it seems.

I had baby #2 after progesterone RX and Clomid. Since baby #2 everything is worse. Baby is 16 month old and I've had 2 periods, with more bleeding than I've ever had, more cramping than ever.

Right now I'm on cycle day 102 and have been spotting for a week.

Ugh, can natural progesterone do anything for me. I cannot tolerate any form of birth control (pill, ring, IUD... none).

Help.

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Sep 09, 2009
Can Progesterone regulate my periods?
by: Wray

Hi Jen. If you cannot tolerate any form of birth control, have erratic periods and mind-blowing cramps, I believe you are deficient in progesterone. It can help regulate the cycle, and as it's an excellent anti-inflammatory, it should help the cramps. It also helps heavy bleeding. If you do decide to try it, a low dose is not going to help. You'll probably need at least 200mg/day progesterone, possibly more. Please have a look at this web page.

As oestrogen dominance can occur when first using progesterone, please have a look at this page too.

Take care.

Sep 11, 2009
THANK YOU! 1 more question:
by: Anonymous

It's so great to get real feedback!

I also struggle with depression and worry about the effects hormones might have on me.

Again, THANK YOU! I feel like this might be the start toward a solution I've been looking for for... many years!

Sep 15, 2009
THANK YOU! 1 more question
by: Wray

Glad it helped you too. Progesterone can help mild to moderate depression, if you find it doesn't, please try the amino acid tryptophan. It's the precursor to serotonin which we need to be happy! Progesterone raises serotonin levels, but it can't make more, it acts in the same way as the SSRI's, but with no adverse side affects. Wonderful natural anti-depressants are:

1. Tryptophan 250-6000mg/night only, away from food. Increase very slowly. Low in depression, insomnia, anxiety, OCD, a slow gut leading to constipation, a stomach in knots, IBS, aches and pains, including fibromyalgia, hot flushes, a tight chest and more.
2. Tyrosine 250-6000mg/day increase slowly. Low in depression, calms over excited brain, good for hyperactivity.
3. GABA 250-1000mg/day. Our most calming neurotransmitter, but GABA is difficult to administer. As it?s easy to exceed what is needed and then symptoms come back, increase very slowly. Generally it?s best to use progesterone as this activates the GABA receptor sites without the need for extra GABA.
4. Taurine 500-5000mg/day excellent at calming, both the brain and heart.
5. Inositol 500-12000mg/day Effective antidepressant at high levels, also stabilises blood sugar, often a cause of depression.
6. Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) 100-300mg/day. Levels of 1500mg/day of niacinamide have been given for anxiety.

It?s best to take the co-factor vitamins with the aminos to aid in their conversion: Vitamin B3, B6 and

Oct 11, 2010
PCO
by: Mrs. Ndukauba

I have low progesterone and I have PCO, on that I see my period every 4 months. Am trying to get pregnant. I went to hosptial and am being placed on provera to induce my period. And having gone through your web site I decied to use natural progesterone cream. Can I use it at same time with provera, since provera is pill while these is cream? How do I know the best one to use. Thanks, Juliet.

Oct 14, 2010
PCO
by: Wray

Hi Juliet Provera will get your cycle regular, but as it's a contraceptive you will not fall pregnant while on it. And if you do by chance, it's damaging to the baby as it can cause defects. Why they've given it to you is beyond me, progesterone is what you need. For more info on Provera please see here and here. Provera is synthetic progesterone, commonly known as a progestin. We do have a page on PCOS, please read through it, as the page explains what's happening and how to reverse it naturally. We also have a page on Pregnancy, please look through this too. Take care Wray

Oct 16, 2010
PCO
by: Mrs. Ndukauba

I'm so grateful for the quick reply, most especially sending it to my email. God bless you. I went for my progesterone level today b/c today is my 21st day and was asked to come back next two weeks for the result. I also forgot to tell you that after using the Provera to induce my period, i was placed on Clomid for 3/7 but still no ovulation. Always having cramp whenever am sitting. i have to order Natpro for first week of next month (Nov). When is it likely to get to Nigeria and by what means? Also tell me how to use it. I cannot wait. I want to carry my baby. Please help me.

Note from webmaster: the shipping department say delivery times to Nigeria can take up to a month depending on the remoteness of the delivery address and the speed of processing of the local import authorities. However, an average time would be 2-3 weeks.

thanks'
Juliet

Oct 20, 2010
PCO
by: Wray

Hi Juliet It seems you haven't had a chance to read the PCO web page. I did give you the link for it, you'll notice it's not an easy fix. Diet must be changed, antioxidants taken, progesterone is needed too. The page does tell you how to use it and how much too. But above all you need a vitamin D test, it is all on the PCO page, please read through it. It can take 4-6 months before ovulation occurs. Take care Wray

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