I need Help please using the cream

I had 2 miscarriages earlier this year and on the last one I had the following test results progesterone 8.7 and HCG 4926. So this means I had low progesterone. I found this website and since June I have been on the cream. I use a tube a month after I have ovulated for about 14 days or until I see blood.

Up until last month everything was going fine the bleeding started at exactly 28 days. However, last month I started bleeding 5 days early (it was also the first month my husband and I tried for a baby again) could I have been pregnant had lost it again? Am I not using enough cream? Should I not try again for a while or am I not ovulating could I have low oestrogen now?

You see I know I had an over dominance of oestrogen. I am a beauty therapist and the brand of product I used for 2 years straight was sooo toxic FULL of parabens and phenoethanol. Each product had up to 5 parabens each and then my make oh gosh I was horrified when I found out so I drastically stopped using the products and have changed to ONLY organic produce foods.

I did the oestrogen dominance test and I scored over 56 so I know I had a problem. I went for a scan and it showed I had a fibriod a small one but still it is there measuring about 2cm.

I need to know how much of the cream should I use?

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Nov 09, 2010
I feel the same!
by: Anonymous

Hi there, I've got similar problem as you. I am trying to sort my hormone levels out so I can again have more regular cycles, to try for a baby. I miscarried my baby at 20 weeks in February and since then have had serious post natal depression. I really want to try again with the aid of the cream but find it difficult to track ovulation as my temperature doesn't seem to go up at all throughout my cycle, so not sure if I'm even ovulating. When shall I start to use the cream? My cycles before I got pregnant were about 35 days, have not had a normal cycle since so not even sure what day I'm meant to ovulate.

Thank you for all you are doing,
Lucy

Nov 09, 2010
I need Help please using the cream
by: Wray

Hi there Miscarriages are often caused by low progesterone. Your hCG was high, I'm not sure how soon after the miscarriage you had the test, if very early this would account for it. But your progesterone should have been higher, as hCG stimulates the corpus luteum to make progesterone. It could be your corpus luteum was not responding to the hCG, in which case supplementing with progesterone would definitely be advisable. You could have been pregnant, but it seems unlikely, as the foetus would only have been about 9 days, but anything is possible. Did you have extra stress when you had the early bleed? As stress drops progesterone levels sharply, which can cause us to bleed or have a miscarriage if pregnant. I'm so pleased you made a point of looking at the ingredients in the cosmetics you used, most beauty therapists don't. Fibroids are stimulated by excess oestrogen, please read through this page we have. We do have a page on Pregnancy, please read through this too. It gives advise on how much progesterone to use and when to use it. Please consider taking these nutrients too, all are vital for a healthy child and successful pregnancy. Taurine, see here, here and here. Vitamin D, see here, here, here and here. And omega 3, see here. Take care Wray

Nov 11, 2010
I feel the same!
by: Wray

Hi Lucy I had five miscarriages, plus post natal depression after my daughter, so know what you are going through. As you say you still have PND, it would be advisable to use the cream daily, ignoring your cycle, using it through your period too. I've found it essential to get rid of symptoms first, once gone it's easy enough to get the cycle going again. I suggest using it for 2-3 months like this, you will need a high amount too. Probably 200mg/day or more to help the depression. Progesterone drops sharply after a birth or miscarriage, so does serotonin, hence the depression. It can affect up to 25% of women, from the baby blues to post natal psychosis. There are nutrients which help besides progesterone, please see this page we have on Natural Antidepressants. Once you feel stable, stop the progesterone, you should start bleeding shortly afterwards. Count the first day of bleeding as day one, then start the cream on day 21 and use it for 14 days, then stop again. This would fit with your 35 day cycle. For more info please see this page we have on How to use progesterone cream. Taking temps is not the most accurate method, as sometimes the temp doesn't rise, or it's so small it's indecipherable. For help with this see Fertility Friend. A more accurate method is the mini microscope, please see here. We also have a page on Pregnancy. Please read through this, it gives info on when, why and how to use progesterone. Not on the page yet, are three vital nutrients. Please consider taking them before you fall pregnant. Taurine, see here, here and here. Vitamin D, see here, here, here and here. And omega 3, see here. Thanks for your kind words! Take care Wray

Nov 13, 2010
Thanks Wray
by: Anonymous

Hi wray, thanks for the excellent advise I will try some of the natural antidepressants and continue with the cream! This is the most brilliant website! Thank you for all you do!

Nov 15, 2010
Thanks Wray
by: Wray

Hi Lucy Thank you so much for saying that! Please let me know how you get on, and remember all natural substances take time to work. We are only aware of the symptoms which bother us, but have no idea of what's occurring at the cellular level. Often the obvious symptoms are the last to go! And will see what I can do about the surname! Take care Wray

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