Increased urination... what's going on?

by Jackie

I have been using natural progesterone cream for 3 months and i am finally noticing the benefits! But over the last couple of weeks I have noticed that I need to urinate alot more.

I am waking at night to have to go and it isn't a small amount either, is this normal and is it because of the cream? If it is when will it ease up? Thanks.

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Oct 17, 2010
Increased urination
by: Cheryl

I know what you mean. Estrogen dominance will cause you to retain water, especially if you eat salt. Natural progesterone keeps us from retaining water. I drink a gallon of water a day myself, and always have to go to the bathroom.

Oct 17, 2010
Increased urination.
by: michelle denver

Hi I saw your post and thought I would let you know that progesterone is a great natural way to rid the body of excess water, I drink a lot of water and have for years, I would still retain water. I would go go go than retain for a while than go go go! Now I just go throughout the day. I have to get up at night but it is worth not having the water bloat and feeling horrible from the fluid being held in. I look so much better too. I love my progesterone:). Thank you Wray for your help on my earlier post just got it was away on vacation. Hugs to everyone that feels crappy!! It will get better!!! I have had a rough couple of months with all the imbalance, Grateful to have relief. Catch up with you later.

Oct 20, 2010
Increased urination... what's going on?
by: Wray

Hi Jackie I'm so pleased the progesterone is beginning to help you. As Cheryl says, oestrogen causes water retention, progesterone is such a good diuretic it's now being given via IV transfusion to brain trauma victims. It prevents the oedema and inflammation too, which occur after the injury. Slowly over 3-6 months various symptoms are helped, there's no knowing which will be first or last. Please make sure you are using enough progesterone, I recommend between 100-200mg/day. This is entirely dependant on symptoms, the more severe they are the more is needed. So if you find a symptom still troubles you increase the amount you are using, it's easy enough to reduce once it's gone. Take care Wray

Oct 20, 2010
Increased urination.
by: Wray

Hi Michelle Glad it was of help, and I hope your imbalances ease up! Take care Wray

Jul 29, 2014
Too much progesterone!
by: Anonymous

Taking progesterone cream isn't always a good thing. I'm 36 and started taking it 3 months ago to help with PMS symptoms(cramps, headaches) but find its making everything worse. The frequent urination has become a big issue, going 15-20 times a day. But worse is the fatigue it has caused. Not worth it for me. Not everyone benefits from progesterone cream.

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