How do I use the cream as birth control?

by Jessica
(Oceanside, Ca, USA)

I've been using the cream for my last 14 days of my cycle, but I'm in need of birth control and think I would also benefit from taking the progesterone more often.

I have adrenal fatigue and on the days I don't use the progesterone my symptoms of dizziness, hypoglycemia, and fatigue are worse.

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Jun 04, 2011
Birth Control
by: Annette Canada

Oh my friend I petition you not to use birth control, I have was on it on and off for 15 years. Boy has my body paid a price for it and I'm 39 years of age. I don't know your age but I will tell you birth control will destroy your body and you are already having issues. There are other ways to protect yourself, condoms or the temperature method if you are married or have a steady partner. I would encourage you against it and check Wray's webpage on bcp. My last baby was born 3 months early due to estrogen dominance and she could have died. I have been on the progesterone cream for 5 months and have been deathly ill not to mention the mega high doses I have had to use to combat the estrogen. Bcp is not worth it. Just telling you my story out of love.

Jun 10, 2011
How do I use the cream as birth control?
by: Wray

Hi Jessica Progesterone can be used for contraception, see here. You'll have to scroll to the bottom of the page. You'll notice Dr Dalton talks of using 'low' amounts such as 100-200mg/day. Very different to the normal recommended amounts of 20-40mg/day! 100-200mg/day is the amount I recommend to all women who want to use it for adverse symptoms. Her high amounts are 400-800mg/day and over. A word of caution though, progesterone levels drop sharply when stressed, so protection drops. It would be essential to increase the amount used if stress occurs. Often we're unaware of an increase in stress, so I will have to leave it to you to decide if it is an option. We do have a page on Contraceptives, you'll notice they can all come with adverse side effects. There is only one I would recommend and that's the copper T IUD, it contains no progestin as does the Mirena, the one recommended by doctors. Although Dr Dalton cautions it's use in women who haven't had a child, I've not found this a problem. My daugter and all her friends now use it. And please heed Annette's advice, the BP is not worth it. I would suggest you use the progesterone daily, ignoring your periods for 2-3 months. Judging by your symptoms when you stop using it you are obviously short of it, and have high oestrogen. Please see our page on How to use progesterone cream for more info. And please use sufficient, low amounts merely exacerbate Oestrogen Dominance. Take care Wray

Jun 10, 2011
Birth Control
by: Wray

Bless you Annette for these words of caution! I had no idea your baby was born so prematurely. So sad too, as progesterone has been used successfully for pre-term births. Take care Wray

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