I'm started into the menopause

by Mary

My periods are only coming about every 5 months now, so not sure how to use the cream, but ordered it anyway. As I don't have a day 14 really how will I know what to do with the cream?

A male friend has psoriasis and I wondered if the cream might help him too? But when and how would he apply it?

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Nov 24, 2007
When to use the cream and psoriasis
by: Wray

Hi Mary, Peri-menopause is a difficult time. As there are no cycles to follow I would suggest you use the cream every day, about 2.5ml (1/2 teapsoon). It is not necessary to have a break as some would advise. I have used the cream continuously now for 12 years and have not had any problems. But it really is up to you which method you would prefer to follow.

I am going to answer your question on psoriasis as another contribution on the web. I found if I combined the answers it was too long!

Do hope this helps Take care Wray

PS. I almost forgot to give you the URL for the page on psoriasis. Here it is...


Oct 13, 2009
Hot flushes and no periods for 9 months
by: Judith St Claire

I'm 55. I haven't had a period for 9 months. Over the past 3 months I've developed enlarged painful joints in my hands. They are constantly puffy, swollen and stiff. My feet are similar. It's worse at night. Stiffness throughout my body is always acute first thing in the morning and when rising from a prolonged sitting position.

I believe I have arthritis although I haven't had an oficial diagnosis yet. I have a supply of Crinone 8% natural progesterone, made by Serono; prescribed by my doctor for hot flushes. I also have an amount of Wild Yam cream...."Higher Nature" Mexican Wild Yam 20%, and Wild Yam by "at last". Would you advise using these products to treat arthritis? How much and how often? Do/can one use both products together or alternately?

Incidently using the progesterone viginal gel did alleviate my hot flushes considerably. I very rarely experience them at all. With thanks.

Oct 25, 2009
Hot flushes and no periods for 9 months
by: Wray

Hi Judith. You can use all products together, although the yam cream will not be giving you any progesterone. The body cannot convert it. I'm pleased the progesterone has helped the hot flushes, but surprised the Crinone has not helped your hands, as progesterone is an excellent anti-inflammatory. You could try rubbing it on them, this should help. Arthritis is a sign of oxidative stress, please have your vitamin D levels checked, and if low I suggest you supplement with it. I would also suggest taking between 1000-2000mg/day N-acetyl cysteine, a very potent antioxidant/anti-inflammatory. Take care, Wray

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