Got red ears and stomach ached from Pro-gest
by Seeking Balance
I am 50 years old. My family traditionally goes through menopause close to 60. This year (because of stress I thought), I began to experience signs of hormone imbalance: some night sweats, difficulty getting back to sleep in the middle of the night, moddiness, and now vaginal dryness. I skimmed through Dr. Lee's book, and bought some Pro-gest two days ago. I used a very small amount 2X day since I bought it.
The first night I slept so much better, but felt fairly sleepy today. I also awoke last night and my left hand was tingling like it had fallen asleep. Tonight I woke up two hours after rubbing on the Pro-gest and my ears were red and I was having a hot flash/full on sweating! I am also taking Estrotone, which seemed to have stopped the hot flashes and sweating, but now here I was having one again. My stomach also ached, and I had the urge to evacuate my bowels - which I did - and that is not a usual thing for me at this time of night.
This reaction seems to be one of having at least a slight allergy to the cream, and I will not be using it anymore. I am wondering if Vitex (Chasteberry) can also be used to balance my Progesterone levels. Everything I've read on-line suggests that it is. I really want to sleep better and get rid of this vaginal dryness which seems to have created an environment for a bladder infection, plus I'd like to have a healthy sex life and be lubricated.
Any feedback or help would be appreciated.