Great help with endometriosis pain and cyst
Thank you for your valuable work! I am 48 years old. The doctor first prescribed Utrogestan (natural progesterone) 7 months ago. I was then advised to change to Duphaston (synthetic progesterone). I took Duphaston for 3 months before I found a Natural Progesterone cream. I have now been using the natural progesterone cream for 6 months.
I have rather recently been raising the dose to 40 mg + 40 mg/per day and have gone up to 40mg+60mg from day 15. The first aim with a high dose was to eliminate my endometriosis pain and cyst that are now both gone. Then I have been aiming at my other symptoms. As I have raised the dose.
I am experiencing signs that could be estrogen deficiency (although the doctor wanted to give me estrogen at the same time as progesterone. I wanted to try with only Progesterone). I am thin and live on only ecological food (but I probably have my share of xenoestrogens?).
It stresses me that I am constantly losing a lot of hair (for the past year). I am fatigued and rather easily get infections, that it takes a while to get over and I often have headaches or a kind of tension in the right side of the head (for several years). The only saliva test I have done shows thyroid and adrenal fatigue. I have had problems tolerating the medication both synthetic and more natural for those conditions and have been without them for a year. I am about to start to try them again.
I am wondering if a saliva test with the sex hormones will give a valuable result (since I am taking the progesterone cream)? I am using a cream that the company says “the wild yam extract that is converted into progesterone is called diosgenin”. I am trying to learn and manage this much on my own. I would really appreciate some advice/help regarding my situation, if you have the possibility. Kind regards.
PS Thank you so much for the emails/newsletters with questions from other women and your answers.