DAR

by DAWN R
(ST LOUIS, MISSOURI)

I HAD A HYSTERECTOMY AT AGE 38! A COMPLETE
ONE. NO MORE UTERUS/OVARIES/CERVIX. I WAS PUT ON
PREMARIN. AFTER MY CONTINUAL DEPRESSION/WEIGHT GAIN/AND BREAST ENLARGEMENT, I ASKED TO CHANGE. I THEN WENT TO THE ESTROGEN PATCH-BLOODWORK AND YEARS LATER SHOWED LOW TESTOSTERONE LEVELS-SO THEN I SWITCHED TO ESTRATEST. I HAVE ASKED TO BE TAKEN OFF AND WANTED A PROGESTERONE CREAM-I WAS GIVEN 6 SAMPLES AND ASKED TO COME BACK IN A MONTH!?

SO I WENT ONLINE AND HAVE PURCHASED EMERITAPROGEST CREAM-WHICH STATES IT HAS 450MG OF USP PER OUNCE. I ALSO HAVE SUFFERED FROM INSOMINIA SINCE THE HYSTERECTOMY AND AM ON AMBIEN CR(I HAVE ALSO TAKEN AMBIEN AND LUNESTA). MY QUESTION IS THIS - AM I ON THE RIGHT TRACK WITH THE PROGESTERONE CREAM? IS THE EMERITA CREAM ACCEPTABLE OR NO? SHOULD I USE AN ESTROGEN CREAM AS WELL? PLEASE HELP!

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Mar 03, 2011
certainly worth a try
by: Anonymous

go for it...it can only get better, sounds like you've already been thru the worst!

Mar 11, 2011
DAR
by: Wray

Hi Dar The cream you've bought is good, but you might find the strength is not high enough. I recommend 100-200mg/day. If you chose this amount, you will need between 6.6 to 13.3ml of cream, or 1.3 to 2.7 tsp per day. I've found with women who have a high level of oestrogen before starting progesterone, Oestrogen Dominance can be worse. You'll have to see how you get on. If you do get adverse symptoms using the amount they recommend, please don't blame it on the progesterone, as so many do. I'm relieved you've gone off the HRT. I think the info will answer your question about whether you should get an oestrogen cream as well! And relieved too you've stopped the testosterone, see here, here, here, here here, here, here and here. Please have a vitamin D test done, a low level affects sleep and reduces the benefits of progesterone. See the Vitamin D council and GrassrootsHealth websites for more info. Take care Wray

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