I am a menopause woman now, how long do I need to take progesterone and estradiol?

by Barbarita
(Florida)

Hi i 've been with night sweat and hot flashes for about 3 years, and it really comes and go, but now after my last blood test FHS it shows that I am in menopause transition. I am 50 years old and I really don't like to take pills.

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Dec 29, 2012
I am a menopause woman now, how long do I need to take progesterone and estradiol?
by: Wray

Hi Barbarita Hot Flushes and night sweats need about 400mg/day progesterone. It's best to use the daily amount divided into a minimum of twice a day. But it can be used each time you feel a hot flush beginning. I don't believe any woman needs extra oestrogen, there are already over 100 oestrogen mimics in the environment, see Our Stolen Future. The length of time is entirely up to the individual, I won't be stopping it's use. It's beneficial for ageing, see here, here, here, here and here. As you're in Peri-menopause you might like to read through this page we have. We also have one on Menopause too. Take care Wray

Mar 28, 2013
Estrogen
by: Laura

I wonder why so many professionals have different opinions on estogen. I've read a lot on here and had some replies fom you that state only progesterone is needed. One pharmacist on a website who specializes in BHRT,advised me that I need more estrogen and less progesterone even though saliva tests had estrogen high at 4.7 (range is 1.2-3.3) and my progesterone was 2321 (range 200-3000) while using progesterone cream. He said my symptoms of anxiety, stress and spotting between periods are due to too little estrogen and too much progesterone. I'm skeptical of that and believe I have estrogen dominance. I think you believed that too on a previous post. Just need verification. Thanks.

Mar 30, 2013
Estrogen
by: Wray

Hi Laura It is so confusing, and thanks for your support. Progesterone is a potent anxiolytic. whereas oestrogen stimulates glutamate which in excess causes great emotional upheaval and stress. I've just looked for my reply to you, and I'm not sure if it's the same Laura, but in case not please read her page, as I've given her all the papers. The link is here. Spotting is caused by excess oestrogen and MMPs. Oestrogen stimulates the lining to proliferate, it also stimulates the MMPs which break it down. With an excess of both the lining will continue to build up and break down. If enough progesterone is used it will suppress the oestrogen and the MMPs, so stops the spotting. There's more info on our Menstruation page. I have found anomalies such as yours, where progesterone levels are high, but symptoms persist. Please check your vitamin D levels, a lack of this reduces the benefits of progesterone. In fact I'm beginning to think no one should bother with progesterone unless their vitamin D is high. Take care Wray

Jun 22, 2013
Can you take too much progesterone?
by: Anonymous

I am menopausal, I am taking 200mg of Progesterone a day, but I am still having nite sweats. Can you take too much progesterone? Can I safely increase progesterone to 400?

Jun 23, 2013
Can you take too much progesterone?
by: Wray

Hi there The safety of progesterone is without question, see here. It's been used safely for over 60 years with no adverse side affects. I have found 400mg/day is needed to stop Hot Flushes. Take care Wray

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