Increased state of well-being

by Cindy Hepburn-Brown
(Cape Town, South Africa)

I scored 26 on your test, so I thought I would start off very slowly, in my fattest areas (although I'm not fat) that being my stomach and hips.

The only differnce I felt was that I was sleeping heavier (not moving for 8 hours). I was feeling more chilled, happier and generally an increased state of well-being. I slowly increased the amount and after 14 days the tube was 3/4 finished. Well my P's didn't come on day 28, so I carried on using Natpro. Then exactly a week after due date they arrived, just as the tube was almost finished. So now I have 2 weeks to organise a new tube and can't wait to pick up again on day 14.

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Jan 30, 2010
Increased state of well-being
by: Wray

Hi Cindy So pleased it helped you! I suggest you try increasing the dose to the full amount, ie the whole tube in the 2 weeks, you should find your period comes on time. But when first using progesterone the cycle can become a bit erratic. For more info please see this web page.

Although you don't seem to have experienced oestrogen dominance, just in case it occurs, please have a look at this page too. Take care, Wray

Aug 05, 2010
Is a 71 on the questionnaire bad?
by: Anonymous

I am 22 and I have had two miscarriages in the past year, and have been dealing with depression and stress like no other. I have recently been looking into hormonal effects on the moods I have, I also have hypothyroidism and adrenal burnout. This is leading me to think I may have both a progesterone deficiency and estrogen deficiency while still appearing to be estrogen dominant. Is there a cream that will help to regulate my hormones to help? I am also trying to do natural Breast enhancement and I don't know how much the NBE will mess with my hormones if I continue on it. I would greatly appreciate some feed back to see if certain herbs and this cream will help.
Thank you in advance

Aug 08, 2010
Is a 71 on the questionnaire bad?
by: Wray

Hi there 71 is high, very high. But the miscarriages, stress and depression would have pushed it up. Progesterone is vital for pregnancy, often the only reason for a miscarriage is a lack of it. Stress also drops levels sharply, so if stress occurs during pregnancy, a miscarriage is very likely to occur too. Please see our page on Pregnancy. None of your symptoms point to a lack of oestrogen, the reverse in fact. It slows the thyroid down for one thing, and it suppresses progesterone. The adrenals will be helped by progesterone too. These make progesterone, which they then convert into our stress hormone cortisol. If excess stress is experienced the adrenals will be working overtime making cortisol. By using supplemental progesterone it will relieve them of the need to make progesterone. Progesterone is also excellent for stress, as it activates the GABA receptor sites. GABA is one of our most calming neurotransmitters, a drop in levels causes anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Please see our page on Anxiety. I'm not sure what NBE you are using so can't help with that. Please have a vitamin D test done, most of us have too low a level. This leads to depression, miscarriages, hypothyroidism and more. Plus a low level reduces the benefits of progesterone. The following list gives an indication of levels of vitamin D found in the blood. The test should be done for 25-hydroxyvitamin D, also called calcidiol.....
Sufficient - 50?100ng/ml or 125-250nmol/L
Hypovitaminosis - less than 30ng/ml or 75 nmol/L
Deficiency - less than 25ng/ml or 62.4nmol/L
For more information please see here. Take care Wray

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