Fed up with feeling this way!!

Hi Wray, I'm a 30 year old mother of two, 1 and 3 years old. Since the birth of my youngest child, I've not returned to my normal self.

After having Novasure and a D&C in July, 2010, just last week I was immediately advised to have my gall bladder removed, due to being very enlarged and causing a lot of pain. I too struggle with SEVERAL of the complaints/symptoms listed on this website. I'm starting the use of the natural progesterone cream as soon as I get the saliva hormone test results back.

I do have a few questions to ask first, can the use of this cream cause any problems to my children (due to being on my skin and them coming into contact with it). Second, since I'm only 30 I'm guessing I will probably need to be on it for many years, can you use it too long? And lastly, I'm asking this question for my mother, I'm trying to get her to use it as well, she is on several meds., anti-depressants, high bp med, etc. Can this cream cause any problems to her since she is on all this medication? Thank you so much for your time, I'm really ready to feel better!

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Aug 15, 2010
Fed up with feeling this way!!
by: Wray

Hi there It sounds to me as if you have post natal depression. And I take it you must have had heavy bleeding having had the Novasure done? Both these indicate a lack of progesterone. If I'm right about the endometrial ablation, progesterone does stop heavy bleeding. It is essential to use a high amount of though, between 400-600mg/day. Likewise if you do have PND, you'll need a high level of progesterone to reverse it, probably from 200-400mg/day. Progesterone levels drop sharply after birth causing 25% of women to have some form of depression, from the baby blues to post natal psychosis. You might like to see our page on Pregnancy, please click on the link to the passage by Dr Dalton too. There are nutrients which help too, please see the page on Anxiety. It's difficult to know what could be wrong with your gallbladder, but enlarged and painful sounds as if it's blocked. This could be a mechanical blocking ie a gallstone, or metabolic. Cholestasis can start in the third trimester. Excess oestrogen can cause cholestasis, as it reduces bile acid formation. Whereas progesterone increases bilary output of fats, notably cholesterol, which is implicated in gallstones, please see here. But above all you need taurine, probably about 5000mg/day, but increase gradually. Taurine is vital for bile formation, without sufficient the liver cannot make it. What makes me think it's taurine you need, is this amino acid is also vital for the developing foetus. It will take from the mother's stores, if these are insufficient for both, the mother suffers. Please see here, here and here. Progesterone will affect the children beneficially, it's given for respiratory distress syndrome in pre-term infants, as it's vital for lung development. As it's so calming many mothers have used it to help the baby sleep. The length of time you use it will be dependant on your symptoms, but it is beneficial for ageing, the skin, dementia, nerve degeneration and more. I will never stop! Sounds like your mother has a lack of progesterone and vitamin D, please ask her to have a test done for the vit D, maybe both of you. The test should be done for 25-hydroxyvitamin D, also called calcidiol. Please see here for more info. Progesterone will not cause problems, and should help in fact. Take care Wray

Aug 15, 2010
Fed up with feeling this way
by: Anonymous

I would strongly suggest you look into alternative methods before having your gallbladder taken out. I had gallbladder/liver issues due to long term use of oral contraceptives and through my research I found the gallbladder is amazing at healing and it is almost NEVER necessary to have it removed. I suggest your research the Liver/Gallbladder cleanse before you opt for being cut open. Best wishes!

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