Losing 0.5kg a day taking 600mg progesterone

by Nishel
(New Zealand)

Hi please can anyone help me. I was diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia back in october 2010. I had my second D&C on the 26th Jan 2011 at which time I weighed 186.7kg.

Following the surgery my obgyn put my dosage of provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate) up to 600mg a day. I was weighed on the 16th February 2011 and my weight is 176.2kg. I would like to stress that I have done no exercise, bleeding following the surgery has limited my mobility. Also my diet has been "poor" to say the least. I was feeling sorry for myself so healthy eating was not high on my priority.

My concern is that while this level of weight loss is fantastic there is worry about the stress it is putting on my body, my heart in particular. I have not found anyone who is taking this dosage and want to know if this reaction is normal. I am now being monitored by the nutritional team at the hospital at my request but as I am not due to see my gynae consultant for another 8 weeks and I intend to start exercising I want to make sure I am not running the risk of a heart attack. Thanks :)

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Feb 18, 2011
new zealand
by: Anonymous

Hi read your post, provera is not progesterone it is not bio identical! I'm surprised they would put you on that. I would check out this website their are wonderful links to give you all the differences. Sounds like you are estrogen dominant which is very uncomfortable. I spent a better part very ill and full of horrible anxiety!. I do lots of the natural cream and supplement with 5000 d. Magnesium, b2, multi, and very low sugar! Sugar will wreak havoc on your hormones, so will soy and processed food. It is a process and it takes time. Progesterone protects your heart!. I hope you are able to check out all the links on this site, Wray is a godsend! I have learned much!. Take care hope you feel better soon.

Feb 24, 2011
Is Soy the same as Soya
by: TC

Hello

Sorry for being a bit thick but could you tell me if soy is the same as soya. I have switched to soya milk for some time now in the knowledge that i thought it was better and good for me!

Feb 27, 2011
Losing 0.5kg a day taking 600mg progesterone
by: Wray

Hi there As the other comment says, Provera (MPA) is not progesterone. Surely you weren't given that dosage, it's far too dangerous. Progesterone yes, but not MPA, these are the dosages given.... Adults: Secondary Amenorrhea: 5-10mg qd for 5-10 days. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: 5-10mg qd for 5-10 days beginning on Day 16 or 21 of cycle. Endometrial Hyperplasia: 5-10mg qd for 12-14 consecutive days per month beginning on Day 1 or 16 of cycle, see here. See our page on Contraceptives too. Please make sure it's not MPA. If it is progesterone, it's fine, I recommend 400-600mg/day for excessive bleeding. It's also excellent for endo hyperplasia, I normally recommend 100-200mg/day, which should be sufficient for the hyperplasia too, see here, here, here and here. Although I wouldn't recommend using oestrogen as in the studies. I see no point, as oestrogen is responsible for the hyperplasia in the first instance. Please have a vitamin D test done, any inflammation indicates levels are low. For more info see the Vitamin D council and GrassrootsHealth websites. Take care Wray

Feb 27, 2011
new zealand
by: Wray

Hi there Bless you for your kind words! And thank you for pointing that out, I'm actually alarmed if it is provera. I'm so happy you're taking such a good dose of vitamin D, plus the essential co-factor Mg. And yes low sugar, better no sugar, it does wreak havoc on us, far more than any of us realise. Something I learnt only yesterday, it reduces sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) by a large amount. For instance fructose reduces it by 80%, sucrose by 50% and glucose by 40%, see here. With low SHBG testosterone and oestrogen rise, because this glycoprotein binds the sex hormones, making them unavailable. It's only the free hormone which is available. Now any man reading this will rush out and eat fructose! But fructose increases triglycerides in men to a greater extent than women, not a good thing! Take care Wray

Mar 02, 2011
Is Soy the same as Soya
by: Wray

Hi there No you're not thick! It is the same, in the USA the word soy is used, in the UK soya is used. Apart from fermented soya/soy products, all other products are not beneficial. Soya has oestrogenic properties, an excess can cause problems, in men too, see here, here, here and here. Take care Wray

Mar 04, 2011
Still dont understand
by: Anonymous

Thank you for your reply. I'm still not quite sure, would soya milk be fermented? I consume about 3/4 pint a day in porridge and drinks, and usually a soya yogurt or soya desert per day. SHhould I stop please?

Thanks for your help, Tray

Mar 12, 2011
Still dont understand
by: Wray

Hi Tray No soya milk is not fermented. Some fermented products are soy sauce, tempeh, natto and tamari. Please have a look at this website here. And the links I gave you on it's effect on us. I don't believe soy is needed, and having read the various papers, it's certainly convinced me not to use it. Hopefully they will convince you too. Take care Wray

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