Let the Madness Begin...
Hi Wray, I have signed up to your newsletter... I was hoping I could get your thoughts on my progesterone game plan, is that cool? I am a breast cancer survivor twice!, suffering from medium-level Chronic Fatigue, and I have had thrush for 3 years non-stop. I researched on the Internet and there is a connection between breast cancer, chronic fatigue and thrush - it's Estrogen Dominance.
I had an elective surgery done a few weeks ago to remove my remaining breast and nipple and they found a little bit of cancer in my nipple - it had come back. It was 'In Situ' which means it didn't spread, but I will get more tests to make sure.
My game plan
I know I have estrogen dominance. I also took your test and I scored 26.
I have started on progesterone troches -when they are finished I will try the cream. I had already put in the script for troches when I read your website and other sites saying that with troches, you can lose up to 50% of the progesterone as it has to pass through the liver. I have decided to use up the troches in my phase 1 plan anyway, and then go on the cream.
I will take 200mg per night of the troches, then, banking on losing 50% of it to the liver absorption... I will take this amount every night for 2 months. I very much understand that an epic battle will ensue... between progesterone trying to fight its way back in, and estrogen, responding in kind. I can expect horrible symptoms, such as:
Obviously, you don't necessarily get them all, but wow - that's madness...
When the troches are finished, I will consider lowering my dose of progesterone of course and use cream. So, at the end of October when I see my GP, I will first ask my GP for blood tests to test all hormones - i.e. what levels I have of the following: so then I can figure out how much cream to take thereafter:
I will then try the cream. How much should I take and should I take it every day, from then onwards?
I know once I go on cream to get saliva tests next time as blood hormone tests are for troche testing.
Maybe I will have to wait for those tests at the end of October for me to know how much cream to take and how often I will need to take it?
If you can spare some time to send me some of your thoughts, that would be great.
In the meantime, let the progesterone - estrogen battle commence and let the symptoms Madness Begin... I plan to beat Estrogen Dominance! Thanks.