Can't decide when to use it!

by Mandy
(South Carolina)

I have experienced migraines, anxiety, very low libido, fibroids, general PMS symptoms, and irritability for years(about 10) connected to my cycle. I have read and re-read the "How and When to use Progesterone Cream" page and I still can't decide if I need to use it all through the cycle or just in the Luteal phase. You say to use a high amount if your symptoms are severe, but I don't know if that's only during the Luteal phase or both the Luteal and follicular, until my symptoms get to a manageable level and then go to just using during the Luteal phase. I am 45 years old next month and have a regular 25 day cycle with one or two days of heavy bleeding with clots (due to the fibroid tumor, I am told). I have 2 tubes of Natpro cream in hand and I just can't wait to see these horrible symptoms go away---I'm just not sure exactly which days to take it!
Thank you so much for your very informative and comprehensive site; I have learned so much.
Thank you,
Mandy

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Dec 08, 2012
Can't decide when to use it!
by: Wray

Hi Mandy Thanks for looking through the site and the kind words! As you're in Peri-menopause, plus you have bad symptoms, there's no question on when to use it, daily! Through any bleeding too, it can disrupt the cycle, but a small price to pay to get rid of symptoms. I did and never regretted it. Each time I tried to take the customary break in the follicular phase, all my symptoms came back. Time enough to go back to following your cycle once symptoms have been resolved. But you will have to use a high amount with all those symptoms you've listed. We do have pages on most of them, which also give advice on amounts and how and when....Migraines, Libido, Fibroids and PMS. Many of our problems are caused by oxidative stress, which leads to inflammation. Oxidative stress is caused by Stress, toxins in the environment, see Our Stolen Future, chemicals on and in our food, and lack of anti-oxidants. Chief amongst them is vitamin D, please have a test done. 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. Many have found getting their vitamin D levels up high has helped tremendously, see here. But if magnesium is low it can cause problems, see here. Take care Wray

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