Falling apart

by Kelley

I am 29 years old and I have questions about using progesterone.

After the birth of my second child I have noticed a few changes in my body. My hair is falling out badly, my face is breaking out and my period was completely disoriented. I talked to a dermatoligist and my primary physician and they highly recommened the progesterone cream. They said it would help but that I should do some research. So I have but have found conflicting details so I'm confused.

Could it help me? Is it going to cause my hormones to lose control. Am I going to grow facial hair? Are there serious health risks involved with using progesterone for these symptoms? Please help me with some info so I can make the right descision. Thank you!

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Jan 12, 2010
Falling Apart
by: Cheryl

Kelley, after the birth of a child your progesterone level goes from about 500 mg/day or more to almost no mg/day. So yes, it is amazing that any of us ever make it after giving birth!

Progesterone cream should help you greatly, you will need to ask Wray how much to use (or see this page which gives full details). I wish I would have known when I was pregnant with my 11 year old. I went into labor with her at 4 and 5 months. I was 40 at the time I gave birth to her! I could have avoided so many problems with that pregnancy.

Using progesterone cream for me is so easy because I am post menopause and don't have to worry about counting any days any more!

Jan 12, 2010
Hair falling out?
by: Anonymous

I can't comment on your other symptoms, but one of the first things I noticed after using my progesterone cream for one month is that my hair stopped falling out! My hairbrush was matted with hair, now I notice it is hardly falling out at all. I also noticed a difference in my period, it use to be very heavy and I had a lot of blood clots, this month, none at all! I am perimenopausal, so my symptoms are different, but I too was a little skeptical about progesterone useage, but now I am convinced it is the right choice.

Jan 19, 2010
Falling apart
by: Wray

Hi Kelley. Cheryl is right, progesterone drops sharply after giving birth, affecting between 10-25% of us. I had post natal depression for 4 years after my daughter, wish I'd known about progesterone then! Progesterone should help you, it does stop hair falling out, you could also take 2000mg/day of inositol, often called the anti-alopecia B vitamin. Plus 2000mg/day N-acetyl cysteine, which will help greatly too. Progesterone also prevents facial hair from growing, there are no risks involved. It's used successfully in some cancer cases, please see this web page. Take care, Wray

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