How to use progestrone

I really did't understand the process as it did not come with instructions. I began using it about 8-10 days before ovulation cycle. Then I read to start 14 days before starting. I have started too early. What do I do?

My periods are usually consistant but sometimes I may start a week late. Do I still follow the calendar and start treatment on the same day? Or just use it daily? My periods are usually pretty heavy with some pre or post spotting, but other than being ocasionally a week late starting they are generaly consistant with moderate to heavy bleeding and cramps. So do I follow my cycle by calendar date even if it might be a week late or use it daily? I am not overweight and 45 years old and exercise bidaily. I try to eat normally, and take vitamin and daily supplements. I just need to be clear on how to use it in my situation, thanks!

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Jun 29, 2010
How to use progestrone
by: Wray

Hi there As our cream comes with instructions, you must be using another brand. So the chances are it's a very low amount you are using, so it shouldn't upset ovulation too much. If started beforehand it can stop ovulation. It should never be started on day 14, unless you have a 27 day cycle. It should only be used after ovulation occurs, which is always 12-14 days before we bleed, irrespective of the length of the cycle. For more info please see our web page on How to use progesterone cream. The pre-spotting, heavy bleeding and cramps is an indication your progesterone is too low. To prevent this you would need to use at least 100-200mg/day, probably the 200mg/day initially for at least one cycle, if not two. It's essential to read our web page on Oestrogen Dominance before you increase the amount. This can occur and is most disconcerting if it does. As you are now in peri-menopause you might like to read our web page on this too. Please see here. I don't know how long your cycle is, so can't advise on a date you should start. But please follow the advise given on the web links I've given you. Take care Wray.

Jun 29, 2010
How to use progestrone
by: cathie

I am sorry but it is Natpro I ordered from this web site and yes it came with no instructions. And my cycle is a 28 day cycle. This is frustrating because now I feel I have wasted this tube. so now I guess I'll need to start over now that I have some idea of how to use it properly.

Jul 01, 2010
How to use progestrone
by: Wray

Hi there I'm sorry the tube came with no instructions, we'll take it up with the lab, they are usually meticulous about putting in a leaflet with each tube. If you have a 28 day cycle, please use the cream from day 15 for 14 days, your period should come shortly afterwards. Progesterone can upset the cycle in the first one or two, but it does settle down. Take care Wray

Jul 01, 2010
DIRECTIONS
by: Diane

I received my NatPro yesterday and I think the confusion about directions may lie in the fact that the directions on the insert are vague and refer the user to the website. I also wish there were more specific directions included with the insert. For instance, I am perimenopausal and the suggested initial use on the website is 4.25 mil a day or 1/2 tsp twice a day. It would be helpful if the directions were more specific on the insert ie; using 1/2 tsp equates to x amount mil and using 2x per day will last the user 1 month per tube... or something similar per phase of life. Having to try and decipher what equals what is confusing. I have high hopes for NatPro having tried everything else under the sun.

Jul 01, 2010
Inconsistant starting
by: Anonymous

My cycle is 28 days but my start is inconsistant, sometime it's a week early, and other times a week late but always 28 days. So how do I use the Natpro in these situations. Do I just do it daily?

Jul 01, 2010
DIRECTIONS
by: Diane

I am in the peri phase as described below. Although it is recommended that NatPro be used every day for this time of life, there is no specific dosage recommended. In order for the tube to last one whole month, if my calculations are correct, that would be ¼ tsp 2x a day. Is this assumption correct? Does one go by the way they feel as to if this is enough? A few of the pages at your site recommend 4.25 mil a day in divided dosages, (or almost 1 tsp) but that is on an average 28 day cycle using the 2nd half of cycle.

So my ? is: In the peri phase is it accurate to use ½ tsp a day divided into ¼ tsp per application? If it is not then that means that a woman that is the perimenopausal phase would have to use 2 tubes a month ($$$) to get the recommended 1 tsp in divided doses of the cream a day. Please clarify. Thank You, Diane Yahrmatter.

Jul 02, 2010
DIRECTIONS
by: Wray

Hi Diane Sorry about the confusion, but there is so much information it can't all go on the insert. We have amended it by adding the amounts to use, but as it's so dependant on symptoms, we'd rather people looked at the web page on how to use progesterone, as that gives all the info needed.
There is a section on how to use it in peri-menopause and menopause, with this additional info......
NB
2,000mg of progesterone (one tube of Natpro), divided by 28 days = 71.4mg progesterone per day. This equates to 2.15ml of cream per day or almost 1/2 a teaspoon.
Below this is a list giving the amount of progesterone in 1ml or teaspoon equivalent, for readers who use ml (most of the world) or teaspoons (Americans). Having said that I recommend women use between 100-200mg/day, the severer the symptom, the more progesterone is needed. Some women having to use up to 500mg/day for relief, certainly initially. I still use about 170mg/day and that's after 14 years of use. The info is near the bottom of this page How to use progesterone cream. It is essential to read the Oestrogen Dominance page first before starting the cream. Do hope this helps. Take care Wray

Jul 02, 2010
Inconsistant starting
by: Wray

Hi there With such an erratic cycle it would appear you have a luteal phase defect, ie you are not making enough progesterone during the luteal phase. This should always be 12-14 days, irrespective of the length of the cycle. All women should bleed 12-14 days after ovulation. As you do have a cycle it would be better to stick with it, unless your symptoms are so bad as to warrant using it daily. If you know when you ovulate, please use the cream the day after for the next 14 days. In your case with a 28 day cycle you would start on day 15. Initially progesterone can upset the cycle, for more info on this please see our web page How to use progesterone cream. It's best to use 100-200mg/day, I think you might have to use the higher amount to begin with. Take care Wray

Jul 04, 2010
I hope someone can help
by: Anonymous

I am supposed to take my progesterone cream day 14-28, accidently took it day 10 which most likey stopped ovulation for this cycle. Once getting my period & taking it 14 day will I go back to my 28 day cycle. It's important I take it the right time. During the period I got thereafter I felt as if I was ovulating day 5, could that be or is my body confused?

Jul 07, 2010
I hope someone can help
by: Wray

Hi there I'm not sure how much cream you are using, but the amount has to be 100mg and higher to stop ovulation. I doubt if you ovulated on day 5, as this is not enough time for an egg to mature, it must be at least 7 days. Progesterone can upset the cycle when first using it, but it usually settles within one to three cycles. It should also be used after ovulation for the next 14 days, if you start on day 14 and continue to day 28 you will be using it for 15 days. For more info on all this please see our page on How to use progesterone cream. Take care Wray

Jun 22, 2011
progesterone one day earlier
by: Anonymous

Wray, I always take my progesterone day 14 for a couple of yrs now. I started it on day 14, had my normal cramping, but what if I were to ovulate day 15 instead, will one day prior stop it ?? Its very important that I make my own progesterone (epilepsy reasons)

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