Cystitis type symptoms

by Terry Ann Crofts
(Portreath, UK)

I am 49 next month and have multiple fibroids, the largest about 5cm. I had a transvaginal scan last year and another one a week ago, ovarys are clear and slightly retroverted uterus. I have been having very heavy painful periods for a couple of years and have used Tranexamic acid which has helped, mostly, but still has some flooding. Anyway, my period was due nearly 2 weeks ago and all I have had is some mildish cramps and spotting on most days. I can cope with these two but what is bothering me is a constant cystitis type feeling (not as bad as full blown cystitis more uncomfortable than painful). My bladder seems more irritated and sensitive rather than an infection (not felling ill, no burning pain when going to toilet etc). Seems to be worse between about 6 and 9pm. I do have an appointment with GP in just over a week to discuss the scan. Would progesteone cream help in any way.

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Nov 27, 2012
Cystitis type symptoms
by: Wray

Hi Terry Ann Fibroids are caused by oxidative stress, usually as a result of a lack of antioxidants. Chiefly vitamin D, your level is probably very low, as you live in the UK. The lack of sun and being so far north means you're not making much. It's been found that vitamin D shrinks fibroids, see here, here, here, here and here. 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. Oestrogen exacerbates fibroids as it's a mitogen, causing cells to proliferate. Plus it's an excitatory, inflammatory hormone. High oestrogen also causes the heavy bleeding. It builds the lining each month, and stimulates the MMPs which cause it to break down. Progesterone inhibits both, there's more info on our Menstruation page. I've found for heavy bleeding 400mg/day progesterone is needed. Plus at least 2000mg/day NAC (N-acetyl cysteine), 2000mg/day taurine and 10,000iu's per day vitamin D. The NAC also inhibits the MMPs, plus it's a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Taurine is low in dysfunctional uterine bleeding, see here. It's also an antioxidant. And the vitamin D stops cells proliferating, plus it's potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory too. Continued below

Nov 27, 2012
Cystitis type symptoms Part 2
by: Wray

Hi Terry Ann You are now in the last stages of Peri-menopause. A dreadful time I found, with cycles so erratic, coming and going when they like. 2 weeks apart to 3 months apart. Sometimes flooding, sometimes spotting, you never know when it will occur! Excess oestrogen will cause bladder and urethra problems, see and here. Oestrogen being an excitatory, inflammatory hormone, it's involvement is hardly surprising. If you'd like to chat to someone in the UK, please contact our distributor Julienne via her website here. She can give advice on the progesterone and vitamin D. Take care Wray

Dec 17, 2012
Cystitis type symptoms
by: Carol K

Hi there
I have just read your post and want to share with you that I also experienced the same "cystitis" feeling as you described. I started using Natpro Progesterone Cream and it sorted it out. I suggest you take some cream and rub it around the outside of your urethra i.e. just above the outside of your vagina area. Continue doing this twice a day until you get relief. This worked for me. I hope this helps as the cream also has some anti-fungal properties which may also be your problem.
Regards
Carol.

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