Dosing - Measurement Problem

by Leslie
(USA)

Today is my 9th day on NatPro. I am using 1/4 tsp (1.25ml) 3X per day or 3/4 tsp (3.75ml) per day. I have completely used up one tube already even though according to the dosing instructions listed on the site, 4.25ml should last for 14 days. What did I do wrong?

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Mar 14, 2012
Dosing also
by: Anonymous

The same with me, I use 1/4t. 3x a day and the tube will last me 9 days at the most. I wondered about this too.

Mar 16, 2012
Dosing - Measurement Problem
by: Wray

Hi Leslie and anon It's difficult to know what went wrong. The only think I can think of is the measuring spoon is not that accurate. Also the cream does have to be flat with the top of the spoon, if you want an accurate measure. If it's slightly rounded that would account for the loss. There is 60ml of cream in the tube which divided by 4.25 equals 14 days. I've not come across this before. Take care Wray

Mar 16, 2012
breakthrough bleeding
by: Colleen

Hello, I started using Progesta-care last month and went through a normal cycle. I just received the Natpro today and I'm going to start using it. I've been using 120mg or progesta-care (divided into 2 60mg doses). I suffer from fibroids and very heavy period and clotting. (I would change my super plus tampon every 40 minutes for a couple days.) I used the cream from day 14 to 28 and then had my period which was not as heavy and I had far less clots. My last period was just over a week ago and I've started on the cream again. Last night I started spotting and today I am bleeding. It's not as heavy as my regular period, but still requires a tampon. I'm still using the cream. Should I continue with my regular cycle or stop and begin a new cycle. My period would be about 2 weeks early.

Mar 18, 2012
breakthrough bleeding
by: Wray

Hi Colleen Progesterone can upset the cycle when first using it. You can stop the cream now, or use it through your bleeding. It depends on your symptoms, if severe it's best to use it daily for 2-3 months. This ensures progesterone becomes dominant, and suppresses any excess oestrogen. Fibroids are caused by oxidative stress, and exacerbated by oestrogen, an inflammatory hormone. It's also mitogenic so increasing the size of the fibroids. Please consider taking N-acetyl cysteine, it's a potent antioxidant, plus it inhibits the MMPs which are responsible for the heavy bleeding, see here. You might like to see this comment here from someone who had heavy bleeding. We also have more info on our Menstruation page which explains what MMPs are and what they do. Please have a vitamin D test done, this is another potent antioxidant, low in most of us. For more info on vitamin D levels, testing etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth, Birmingham Hospital and Vitamin D Links websites. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml or 175-250nmol/L and not the 30ng/ml or 75nmol/L most labs and doctors regard as adequate. The minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although the latest research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. Vitamin D inhibits the growth of fibroids, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that a lack of it causes them, see here, here, here and here. A lack of vitamin D also reduces the benefits of progesterone. We have many women who've found unresolved symptoms do so once levels are high, see here. Take care Wray


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