Fibroids and Natural Progesterone
Hi Wray, I contacted you previously regarding my fibroids and the trouble I have been having trying to treat myself as I wasn't able to find a GP that would treat.
My main problem is that my cycle was getting worse and worse, I was becoming an emotional basket case during my luteal phase and I spotted and had bad cramps for 7-10 days prior to a heavy period. Despite all this my saliva result showed that my estrogen & progesterone levels were well within normal ranges for a 37 year old woman.
I finally found a Doctor that is treating my symptoms rather than just my biochemical results. It has been coming up to 3 months now and this is my progress for far...
MONTH 1 - 1ml of 10% Natural Progesterone once per day. Within two days ALL symptoms disappeared, no cramping, bloating, spotting or mood swings. It gave me such a feeling of well being; I have not felt this good since I started menstruating.
MONTH 2 - 1 ml of 10% Natural Progesterone. ALL symptoms became worse than they were in the first place - I cried all day, I spotted, I have gained weight and I have a lot of fluid retention, I have gone up a cup size in my bra, I had to buy new ones. I was a wreck as so disappointed that I hadn't found the answer I had been searching for :-(
MONTH 3 - I talked to my doctor and she decided to reduce my dose to 0.5ml of 10% progesterone. My mood is back to being on an even keel (minus a few exceptions), I am clear headed and more energetic. I have had no cramping and I only spotted for 2 days prior to my period. But the weight, fluid retention are still there and I think I am going up to a D cup now as my bust is growing by the day!! I feel very bloated and uncomfortable. Hopefully things will continue improve month by month. I am determined to cure my fibroids and become healthy o i can have a baby one day!
I have also cut out all herbs I was using as some of them like chasteberry and dong quai could have had an estrogenic effect. I take "Fatigued to Fabulous" it's a super strength vitamin supplement I get from the US, it contains all vitamins, minerals and amino acids in far greater quantities than regular brands. It was recommended to me for my thyroid actually but also good for people with fibromyalgia. I am also taking an additional Vitamin D supplement (as you recommended to me). I also take DIM (Di Indolyl Methane - to reduce my estrogens). I have cut out all red meat, chicken and dairy and switched to gluten/wheat free bread & pasta. I eat salt water fish, loads of vegetables esp greens and heaps of fruit. I have one cup of coffee a day and I only have wine occasionally now. I have always exercised a lot and drink 2-3 litres of water a day.
Is there any other advice you can offer or anything that I'm not doing that I should? Thanks.