CONFUSED ABOUT WHICH DOSE TO USE AND SIDE EFFECTS
(Salem, OR, USA)
Hi Wray and team
I am new to this site and new to the knowledge of Natural Progesterone, I am so glad I found you I am very confused about Progesterone and its use and I would appreciate some help and advises, so below is my short story and then I will place some questions, thanks:
I experienced a major hair loss over 2 years ago and then found out my TSH was high and my thyroid underactive. I started taking a minimum dose of Natural Thyroid,and I was fine for over 2 years, except last 9 months or so, my sleep started to deteriorate and needed lots of herbs and supplements to be able to sleep few hours, then started to experience heart palpitations often, and moments of fears and anxiety, my sinus got worse and was always dry and swollen and hard to breathe, then 3 months ago, after a stressful event in my family, my hair loss started again, and this time was even worse, I also started to experience bloating and then finally painful breast tenderness and swelling, I was really worried
Then I read on the web that these are typical symptoms of Estrogen dominance and found a site where they make and sell this natural progesterone from Yam, in coconut oil,(they state that cream do not get absorbed and oil solutions are best??)
The doctor on this site strongly advises to first eliminate all strong phytoestrogens from your diet (soy, coffee etc)and every xenoestrogens in products you are using,
I realized I was eating lots of phytos, and using lots of fragrant cosmetics and soaps, so I changed my eating habits, I threw away lots and lots of stuff and I started to use only basic natural things, except my foundation and mascara
So I started to use the oil and first 2 days I could not breathe and had terrible insomnia, the third day I started to feel calmer and calmer and my sleep improved, my hair loss stopped, I was happy,
then out of a sudden, the 5th day, I experienced a major hair loss, like never seen before, and my breast pain got worse. The website doctor told me to stop the Progesterone at once and first get rid of anything left I was using, that contained chemicals, because this was the cause why I was experiencing these symptoms while using the progesterone
I first decreased progesterone dose to half, and it seemed to make things better, actually, then I stopped using progesterone completely, and eliminated some more food and more items, now I have been clean for 2 weeks, except I have not been able to find some natural make up item, so am still using those I have
I also started to take one drop of iodine a day,
So things are almost back to normal, my hair loss has decreased a lot, my breast pain is almost gone, my heart palpitation and breathing problems are better
I still want to supplement with natural progesterone, I know i need it, and so here are my questions:
1) Is it really correct that unless progesterone is in an oil solution, it does not work, because it does not get absorbed?
2) Do I really need to get rid of everything, even mascara, concealer and foundation, even if I have changed COMPLETELY diet and am using only clean natural products in every area before being able to begin progesterone therapy, in order TO AVOID THOSE RECEPTOR REACTION SIDE EFFECTS i experienced? Could progesterone still work even if I am still using just the mascara and foundation?
3) Considering my reaction, how should I start, on which dose? Should I start very low, like 10 mg and then every week increase gradually of 5mg per time, to avoid having another major reaction like hair loss and breathing problems?
or should i instead start very high, it seems that when I lowered to half, I actually got better, but I am so confused how to proceed this time, if I use your product
4) which category do you think I belong to, pre, peri, or menopause? I am 54 but my period has always been pretty regular, I just missed my period last month, I experienced a loss of a friend, so I think it may or may not due to stress, now I got my period back,
my period during last 2 years has been between 25 to 28 days, one month it can be 27 or 26, so I am very confused about which day (counting from last day of cycle) I SHOULD START, how do I know which day is going to be last day,exactly, if it could be 26 or 27 or 28, is it dangerous to start on a wrong day?
Can you please help me understand and clear my confusion, I would appreciate it so very much