Fibrocycstic Breasts while on Compounded Progesterone Trouche

by Catherine
(Australia)

I am feeling desperate! I have been on a compounded Progesterone (250)/DHEA (25)/BIEST (2)/PREGNENOLONE (75) trouche for a month now.

During this time, my breasts have been HOT, swollen and very painful. I have been reading everything I can and what I've read is that progesterone is supposed to help with Oestrogen Dominance (which I'm told I have) and I should notice the breast pain easing within a few weeks.

I am even rubbing progesterone cream on the breasts to help. I am feeling really desperate and ready to stop using these trouches because the pain is almost unbearable. To correct the Oestrogen dominance I need the progesterone, but at what expense?

I want to know if there is hope out there that these very painful breasts will ease soon! What can I do? What are my options?

If you can give me some advice, I would be most grateful because things are pretty bad.
Thank you
Kind Regards
Catherine

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Jan 25, 2011
Hang in there!
by: Anonymous

Hi Catherine,
I can only give you my experience with fibrocystic breasts and progesterone cream. My doctor started me on progesterone cream because of estrogen dominance. He warned me, however, that at first my symptoms would get worse. The reason for this is that the progesterone "turns on" estrogen receptors. I experienced very painful breasts for a number of weeks. (I don't recall exactly how many weeks because it has been a while, but it seemed like forever!) Anyway, hang in there because once the pain subsided I have never had painful breasts since. The other thing that happened was that, when I was having mamograms, they showed the cysts almost gone! I was one who constantly got called back for mamograms because of all my cysts. I also had many ultrasounds and the technician once said to me that she had never seen so many cysts! (I now get thermograms instead.) I only wish I had known about progesterone cream sooner as I suffered for decades with fibrocystic breasts and no doctor could help me.
Hope that helps,
Deb

Jan 25, 2011
Painful Breasts, hot and hard to touch
by: Anonymous

Hello. I read your post about what you are going through. I am in the SAME situation with Estrogen Dominance. The Progestrigen is SUPPOSE to help, which it is NOT helping me either, Mine was put in my Hormone Pellets by Overdosing me. So I can feel your PAIN. I am only on 100 mg of the Progesterone and it is to be inserted Vaginally. Yet rubbing on breast never helped either. I CANT WAIT TO HEAR WHAT RESPONSES YOU RECEIVE,

It is not great you have this happening, Yet it makes me feel good knowing there are other who are struggling as well. And no Relief.

Thanks

Jan 25, 2011
fibrocystic breast
by: Anonymous

Take Lugols Iodine twice daily. At least 3 drops up to 7 or 8 in water.

Jan 26, 2011
Iodine
by: Anonymous

I also take Iodine and it has made a big difference. I use Biotics Iodizyme-HP, half a tablet a day. My doc started me on a whole tablet but has since reduced it to 1/2 a tablet. It's great for fibrocystic breasts along with the progesterone cream.

Jan 27, 2011
Fibrocycstic Breasts while on Compounded Progesterone Trouche
by: Wray

Hi Catherine Australian doctors are hooked on troches, which to my mind are not the best Delivery system. Progesterone does stop Oestrogen Dominance, but you are taking oestrogen too, it will have an uphill battle. Particularly as you already have excess oestrogen, the fibrocystic breast are an indication, see here and here. And this on proliferation here. How much cream are you using? I recommend 100-200mg/day. Pregnenolone is the precursor to progesterone, but as it's the precursor to DHEA too, I would avoid taking it. DHEA can cause cysts and cancer, see here, here, here and here. As Deb says please persevere, they do go. But please make sure you use enough progesterone, or they will take weeks to go as she says. If enough is used the pain goes in a few days. I'm assuming you are either in Peri-menopause or Menopause. Please read through these pages. Progesterone cream doesn't cost too much, besides it's the best thing for the face, saves using other cosmetics, see here. Someone suggested taking iodine, this does help too. But to my mind the best method of using it is spread the 3 drops on your inner arm. If the stain disappears within a few hours, it shows you are short. Continue using it till it takes days to fade, which indicates you've had enough. Take care Wray

Jan 28, 2011
Hang in there!
by: Wray

Hi Deb Thanks for the words of encouragement, we need all we can get, as it can be a bumpy ride. I'm so pleased your doctor warned you about the Oestrogen Dominance, they so rarely do. It seems he didn't have you on a high enough amount, as they're not normally sore for a few weeks. I'm relieved you've switched to having thermograms too. For more info on mammograms and thermograms see here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. Take care Wray

Jan 28, 2011
Painful Breasts, hot and hard to touch
by: Wray

Hi there To stop the sore breasts, the amount of progesterone needs to be far higher than that normally recommended. It appears the strength of the cream you were using was therefore low. I recommend 100-200mg/day, dependant on symptoms. It's essential to make progesterone the dominant hormone, if insufficient is used Oestrogen Dominance occurs. This only makes the breasts worse. The vaginal route is good, but I've found rubbing the progesterone directly on any sore area is more affective. Please see this page for more info on Delivery systems. And this page on How to use progesterone cream. Take care Wray

Jan 28, 2011
fibrocystic breast
by: Wray

Hi there Thanks for the iodine tip, I forget to give it! Take care Wray

Jan 28, 2011
Iodine
by: Wray

Hi there Iodine is very effective for fibrocystic breasts, please see here, here, here and here. Take care Wray

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