Lichen Sclerosis and peri-menopause
Hi Wray, I contacted you a few days ago. I have Lichen Sclerosis. I am also going through peri-menopause. I am sure I have estrogen dominance. One of the things that I read about LS is: that your vulva estrogen receptors are damaged.
After reseaching and coming across a natural way to treat LS.... I drink red clover tea with alfalfa and hops in it, and also use a cream with the ingredients in it. When I begin my natpro should I stop drinking this tea? I also take some supplements that have the red clover, black cohosh, etc, in them...should I keep taking these?
I know that the red clover etc. is supposed to be some kind of estrogen..and I know you are not supposed to take oestrogen when taking Natpro. Some people on a LS support group didn't think too much of Progesterone therapy... Some of them based their opinions from being on the pill, or a study that used Progesterone on LS women.In the studies the women's vulva cells acutally closed more from the progesterone therapy.......but I am assuming that these "progesterones" were both synthetic, and their assumptions are misguided.
Another thing I want to mention is: I am so pleased to read a quote from Linus Pauling!! I am a fan of his. Orthomolecular Medicine makes total sense!! I take a few supplements from a Natural Nutition Store that bases their products on Linus Pauling's research. After taking some of their supplements my thyroid function improved and my high cholesterol is no more! I am a firm believer in Orthomolecular Medicine! I can hardly wait to try Natpro...I know it will help me with peri-menopause, and I'm hoping it will help my LS. PS...I take 5000IU-7000IU of Vit D per day. Thank you for your healthy natural progesterone.