DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START!

by ANNIE SUTTON

HI, I AM SO THANKFUL TO HAVE FOUND YOUR SITE, BEFORE I WRITE THIS ALL OUT I WANT TO BE SURE THIS IS GOING TO GET TO YOU. DO I HAVE THE RIGHT PAGE FOR WRITING AND GETTING ANSWERS?

I AM 50 YEARS OLD AND REALLY NEED HELP. I HAVE HAD 4 PREGNANCYS, FIRST BABY AT 16 1/2 YEARS OLD, ALL HEALHTY BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN, BUT AFTER EACH ONE I HAD A TERRIBLE TIME. THE DOCTOR TOLD MY HUSBAND AFTER OUR LAST BABY ( WHO IS NOW 20) THAT IF WE HAD ANY MORE CHILDREN I MIGHT NOW EVER BE NORMAL AGAIN. HE WAS 5 MONTHS OLD AND I WAS A MESS. THE DOCTOR WAS A NATURAL ALLERGIST,( AFTER DOCTORS WHO JUST WANTED ME ON PILLS) HE DID TEST MY HORMONES USING SUBLINGUAL DROPS. I HAD ALOT OF ALLERGIES AND TERRIBLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVIES. I WAS ON POWDERED NYSTATIN FOR ALMOST A YEAR, ROTATION DIET, DOWN TO 107 POUNDS, TRIED TO TAKE SUBLINGUAL DROPS,OUR INSURANCE WOULD NOT COVER. MY STORY GOES ON, IT WOULD BE SO MUCH TO WRITE. IF THIS IS THE CORRECT PLACE TO WRITE TO WRAY, I WOULD LIKE TO CONDENSE MY ISSUES AND ASK FOR SOME GUIDANCE ABOUT PROGESTERONE CREAM.

I HAVE HAD MENSTRAL ISSUES FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER.THE LAST FEW YEARS THE PAIN AND CRAMPS HAVE BEEN SO INTENSE I CAN HARDLY WALK ACROSS THE FLOOR ,I BREAK OUT IN A SWEAT, IT HAD BEEN WORSE THAN LABOR PAINS. I WORK FULL TIME AND DID NOT MISS A DAY OF WORK, BUT IT WS TERRIBLE. THEN NO CYCLE FOR TWO MONTHS AND THEN HERE WE GO AGAIN, THE PAIN WAS NOT AS BAD. I HAD JSUT STARTED THE CREAM AGAIN. BUT THEN I SEEMED TO GET WORSE EMOTIONALLY AND ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION, I FELT LIKE I WAS GOING TO GO CRAZY. I WOULD LOOK LIKE I WAS 9 MONTHS PREGNANT WHEN I GOT MY PERIOD, IT SEEMED LIKE MY UTERUS WOULD SWELL AND I COULD NOT PASS ANY GAS, IF I ATE ANYTHING THE PAIN WAS SO INTENSE, EVEN DRINKING WATER. IT WOULD CAUSE DISCOMFORT ALMOST IMMEDIATELY. THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF MY ISSUES. I JUST WANT TO GET BETTER. I HAVE NOT TAKEN CARE OF MY BODY THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS. STRESS, WORK LOAD, I THINK MY CORTISOL IS OFF, THYROID, AND ALL. I DO NOT HAVE INSURANCE TO COVER ANY TESTING, HOWEVER I DID HAVE MY THROID AND CHOLESTEROL CHECK, AS USUAL MY THYROID WAS HIGH, THE DOCTOR WANTED MRE BACK ON CHOLESTEROL MEDS, BUT I DIDN'T DO THAT. I HAD SUCH TERRIBLE MUSCEL PAIN AFTERBEING ON THEM FOR SEVERAL YEARS. THEY SAID MY TYHROID WAS NORMAL ACCORDING TO THEIR TESTS. WHICH I DON'T PUT A WHOLE LOT OF STOCK IN. I HAVE BOUGHT A THERMOMETER TO TAKE MY TEMPERATER AGAIN AND SEE WHERE THAT IS AT. FROM ALL THAT. I HAVE TERRIBLE SENSIVITES TO CHEMICALS, WHERE I WORK I HAVE BEEN BLASTED WITH CAR EXHAUST AND PERFUMES FOR A LONG TIME, I THINK MY BODY HAS JUST FALLEN OFF THE EDGE, IT WAS GIVING ME WARNING SIGNS AND I NEW THEY WERE THERE BUT DIDN'T RESPOND UNTIL IT WAS TOTALLY OUT OF CONTROL. I HAVE HAD A LOT OF STRESS, AND TOTAL LACK OF EXCERISE. I AM NORMALLY A HAPPY PERSON, I LOVED BE A MOM AND GRANDMA. I LOVE MY HUSBAND AND LIFE, BUT EVERYTHING IS OUT OF WACK. THE CHEMICALS MAKE ME FEEL WEIRD, I KNOW THEY AFFECT MY CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, THINKING, AND ON AND ON. I HAD HEARD OF PROGESTERONE SEVERAL YEARS AGO, TRIED IT FELT WORSE AND WENT OFF, NOT ENOUGH INFORMATION AT THE TIME AND WE COULD NOT AFFORD IT. THE ONLY ONE WE HAD TO GET WAS FROM DR. JOHN LEE, WE DID NOT HAVE COMPUTER INFORMATION THEN ! BUT FROM WHAT I HAD READ I HAD IT IN THE BACK OF MY MIND THAT IF I COULD JUST GET MY HORMONES BALANCED OUT USING PROGESTERONE, I COULD BE HEALTHY. I AM TAKING VITAMIN D NOW AND BORAGE . I HAVE STARTED DRINKING WHAT WE CALL GREEN DRINKS, TO TRY HELP HELP WITH THE STATE MY BODY IS IN. MY ANXIETY HAS BEEN BAD. I STARTED THE CREAM AGAIN AT A BAD TIME, JUST BEFORE I GOT MY PERIOD THIS LAST TIME, AND I FELT WORSE , SO I STOPPED THINGING I SHOULDN'T BE USING THE CREAM WHILE HAVING ME PERIOD, BUT THEN I STARTED AND USED JUST A SMALL AMOUNT THINKING I MIGHT BE BETTER WITH LESS, WRONGO BONGO, NOW I WENT BACK TO HALF A PUMP, ( I WANT TO GET NATPRO, HAD IT ONCE A FEW YEARS AGO) ON JULY 4TH I FELT DESPERATE AND PURCHASED A BOTTLE AT THE HEATHFOOD CO-OP TO USE) I COULD FEEL MYSELF FALLING INTO THIS HOLE AND IT REALLY SCARED ME. PLEASE HELP ME TO KNOW HOW MUCH TO USE. I HAVE ALSO BE READING "WHAT YOU DOCOTR MY NOT TELL YOU ABOUT MENOPAUSE) BY DR. LEE AND SOMEONE ELSE. IN THE BOOK IT SCARED ME IF I USE TOO MUCH. I JUST WANT TO FEEL GOOD AND STABLE. I KNOW IT CAN GET WORSE WHEN ONE FIRST STARTS PROGESTERONE, AND I CAN DEAL WITH THAT IF I KNOW IT IS GOING TO GET BETTER. I AM ON ZOLOFT 50 MG. I HAVE BEEN ON SOMETHING LIKE THIS LOW DOSE FOR SEVERAL YEARS. YOU DON'T HAVE TIME FOR MY WHOLE STORY AND I WANT TO JUST BE ABLE TO ASK FOR HELP AND ADVICE IF I HAVE QUESTIONS, NOT BORE YOU WITH ALL OF THIS. SO SINCE I HAVE WRITTEN THIS MUCH HERE GOES. HOW MUCH SHOULD OR CAN I USE ? HOW WILL I KNOW IF I HAVE USED TOO MUCH ?I HAVE READ ON YOUR SIGHT THE PROGESTERONE IS A FRIEND OF SERTONIN ? CAN PROGESTERONE HELP ME WITH THE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITIES. HOW CAN I HELP MY ADRENALS ? I KNOW I HAVE HAD ISSUES WITH MOLD AND CHEMICALS SINCE I WAS A CHILD. A LOT OF CHILDHOOD STRESS FROM A YOUNG AGE ON. THANK YOU SO MUCH , YOUR SITE IS AN ANSWER TO MY PRAYERS.

(note from webmaster: Hello Annie, for future posts please use lower as it is much easier to read. Thank you)

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Aug 04, 2011
DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START!
by: Wray

Hi Annie You are going through a tough time. I do believe progesterone will help you, but you also need to detox. The chemical sensitivities indicate your body is in overload and not coping. You have already started the green drinks, if you have a juice extractor, this is a better option than the powders. The quickest way to detox is eating a raw food diet, for a month at least. For more info on this please see our page on Nutrition. There's a link to an excellent site. The adverse reaction you had to the progesterone is explained on our Oestrogen Dominance page. I recommend 100-200mg/day, or more if symptoms are severe. Yours are, so I suggest you start at the higher end and see how you get on. Don't be fearful about using more, it's not dangerous. Over 1200mg/day is given via IV transfusion to brain trauma victims, over 70% of these are men too. For encouragement you might like to read these comments from users of high amounts, see here, here, here and here. Please make sure you read the page on oestrogen dominance. Too much progesterone gives a feeling of euphoria, I'm sure you could do with some of that! If you have mould issues, please see this article here. You are now in Peri-menopause when symptoms become worse. Please read through this page to see how to use progesterone. It can help adrenal stress, as it takes the burden off the adrenals. These produce progesterone first, before converting it into cortisol. If stressed the adrenals rob other sources, which then effects the reproductive system. In fact stress stops ovulation, which of course means progesterone levels drops. I'm running out of space so will start a new comment below. Take care Wray

Aug 04, 2011
DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START!
by: Wray

Hi Annie Progesterone does increase serotonin slightly, but there are other nutrients which help, all listed on our Anxiety page. You mention having a tough time after giving birth, this sounds as if you had post natal depression, you needed progesterone then. It drops sharply after birth, sending 25% of women into some form of depression. From the baby blues to post natal psychosis. Dr Dalton would give up to 2400mg/day to her patients with PNP. You say you had to take nystatin, progesterone helps with Candida. You also say you are taking vitamin D, please have a test done and make sure you are taking enough. The minimum dose should be 5000iu's per day, more if your level is low. It's essential to get your level up to 70-100ng/ml, and not the 30ng/ml the labs and doctors use as a cut off point. For more info please see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth and Birmingham Hospitalwebsites. This is an excellent video to watch too, see here. If your cholesterol is high, it indicates your vitamin D is too low, there's a direct correlation between a high level and low vitamin D. I'm pleased you are not taking the meds, you might like to see these sites here and here. Take care Wray

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