Just thinking of starting progesterone cream

by TK
(TN)

Hi,

I am just thinking of starting the use of progesterone cream and have read through all of the pages but to be honest, i am petrified to use the first time. You state that when you first begin using the cream that symptoms of oestrogen dominance worsen, for how long? I simply cannot bear an escalation of the symptoms I currently have. Second question, I cannot remember the start of my last period, forgot to write it down and they have become extremely erratic, so can I go ahead and use the cream not knowing what day it is in my cycle.
Thanks!

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Feb 14, 2013
Just thinking of starting progesterone cream
by: Wray

Hi TK It appears you could be in Peri-menopause, if you say your periods have become erratic. It would also explain why you have adverse symptoms. If I'm right, there's no need to follow your cycle, it's impossible anyway. So if you do try progesterone you can start using it as soon as it arrives. I actually don't say symptoms worsen when starting progesterone. What I do say is they will if too little is used. Which is the case with most of the women coming to this site. They've all been advised to use 20-40mg/day, whereas I recommend 100-200mg/day, more if symptoms are severe. It can only be trial and error for each woman to find the amount that suits. If 200mg/day is insufficient symptoms can worsen, so it would be necessary to increase the amount until they go. It's always better to start high and then reduce slowly when symptoms have gone. Many women opt to start at 400mg/day to avoid any unpleasantness. Some have gone even higher. You might like to read their comments for encouragement, see here, here, here, scroll to Nov 26, 2012 Having a Hard Time or Information on Hidden Copper Toxicity, and here, Scroll to 'Possibly Reconsider'. Please have a vitamin D test done, it would be your level is too low. A lack of vitamin D can cause many of the symptoms low progesterone causes, simply because a lack reduces the benefits of progesterone, see here, here and here. Take care Wray

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