lafalittle

by LaVonne
(Athens, TN United States)

Hi, I have a 18 year old daughter that has been irregular with her periods ever since she started. She has had some a couple of times a year and has gone with out a period for 7 months soon after she started her period. We have supplemented with some herbal remedies in the past. But she now is on a stretch of 9 months without having a period as I speak. We have gone to the OBGYN and he has done a pretty extensive blood test and it showed that she is stuck in the Mid-Follicular Phase of her cycle. She is not ovulating and therefore does not bleed. He says that she is in need of progesterone. The Dr. wants to put her on Prometrium (Bio-Identical progesterone). I don't like the ingredients in it as it carries some chemicals. What will your cream do for her and can I buy it living in the United States? Do I have to have any more tests done? How can I make sure that the progesterone is absorbing properly? Also, what are the inactive ingredients in your cream? What dose would you suggest that I start her on if I buy this cream for her and where is the best place to put it to get the best and fastest results. I am in need of some good sound advice and am looking forward to hear from you.

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Mar 22, 2013
lafalittle
by: Wray

Hi LaVonne It's quite normal for erratic periods during puberty, my daughter's only became regular when she was about 18. If she's stuck in the mid-follicular phase it means she's making only oestrogen and testosterone. I take it he did check for PCOS? As this is another explanation, and it's becoming increasingly common now. I'm delighted and amazed he offered her progesterone, and not a progestin which is normal amongst obgyn's. I'm also delighted you looked at the ingredients too. The cream is just as effective as suppositories, far more so than the Prometrium which is oral, this is the least effective Delivery system, "The liver and gut region removed a mean of 96 per cent of the progesterone entering these tissues", see here. Yes you can buy it in the States, our fulfilment house is in Michigan. You say extensive tests were done, all I can ask is if you'd look through the PCOS page and see if she has any of those symptoms. If yes, then you could ask for a scan to be done on the ovaries. Also check all the tests if you have the results. They should have done testosterone, oestrogen, rarely is progesterone checked, although it seems likely your doctor did do it. They should have checked for Insulin Resistance too. Periodically we run Saliva Tests on our cream to see if it's being absorbed. The naturopath who runs them for us is always delighted. She does a before and after on her new patients to compare the results. You can see the ingredients on this page here. A full explanation is with each ingredient. I normally recommend 100-200mg/day, but not knowing her symptoms beyond a lack of periods it's difficult for me. I would suggest the 200mg/day if that is her only problem, she might need more. If she's full of oestrogen and testosterone she could get a reaction to the progesterone, it's explained on our Oestrogen Dominance page. Continued below

Mar 22, 2013
lafalittle Part 2
by: Wray

Hi LaVonne Progesterone travels round the body within minutes, so it doesn't matter where it's applied. The skin comprises up to 95% keratinocytes, these have ample progesterone receptors. It does get absorbed faster on the area it's being applied. This can be used to good affect if something like a migraine is experienced, i.e. rub it over the neck and under the ears. Or on piles as it's a potent anti-inflammatory, or on burns, it's the best thing there is. Please come back to me if you suspect PCOS, it can be reversed but needs very high doses of antioxidants to do so. And please have a vitamin D test done, a lack reduces the benefits of progesterone, but it's fundamental to the functioning of all cells, including those in the reproductive system. Take care Wray

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