Losing my hair

I am a 32 year old female, thyroid is normal, hormones test normal (blood), iron is just a little low. I have been losing my hair for a little over two years now.

I started the Progonal Progesterone Cream back in October at 1/4 tspn once a day, which seems pretty low. My hair loss seemed to stop because I honestly did not notice it getting any worse, which was great. The bad news is it made my skin extremely oily and broken out with acne. It was awful. I stopped it about 3 weeks ago and my skin cleared up and is not oily anymore. Okay but now my hair loss has started up again. I don't want the acne back but I don't want the hair loss back either. My dr said maybe to try 1/8 once a day. Any suggestions?? Thanks for your time, God bless.

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Mar 02, 2011
hair loss
by: Anonymous

Try to use the cream vaginally as it won't make your skin oily that way.

That is what I did and I didn't have to use very much of it that way.

Mar 03, 2011
Hair loss

Really? Because it seems to be just from using it that is causing an internal reaction, rather than where I put it. Hair loss is the most depressing thing for me. But also wanted to mention I am not sleeping. I am exhausted too, but cannot fall into a deep sleep or stay asleep without help from a pill source. Please help!!

Mar 08, 2011
Hair loss
by: Wray

Hi there I have answered your query via email, but felt I couldn't leave this unanswered! So have put a short version for the benefit of others. I?ve been on about 5 sites selling Progonal, including the manufacturers, and not one of them say how much progesterone is in the container, or what strength it is either. I?m guessing that it?s probably about 1.6% strength, or it contains 16mg progesterone per gram of cream. Or 20mg progesterone per 1/4 tsp. If I?m right and you are using only 1/4tsp per day and it only contains 20mg, it?s no wonder you had those problems. Progesterone stimulates oestrogen, and will continue to do so if the amount given is low. The oily skin and outbreaks are caused by excess testosterone, one reason teenage boys have such problems with acne and oily skin. Oestrogen is made in the theca cells in the ovary from testosterone, in fact women make more testosterone than oestrogen each month. But most of it gets converted by the enzyme aromatase into oestrogen. So testosterone first rises in response to the progesterone, then it?s converted. But if a low amount of progesterone is used, it will keep stimulating testosterone/oestrogen production, and never becomes the dominant hormone. It?s essential to use a high amount to make progesterone dominant. I recommend 100-200mg/day, dependant on symptoms. It is trial and error before things come right, and to find the right amount of progesterone to use. Please see our page on How to use progesterone cream. Take care Wray

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