Man on Natural Progesterone Cream 8-10 mg a day
I am a male 63 years old with prostate cancer and I have been on natural progesterone cream, 8-10mg a day, for 2 1/2 months. I exibit slowed beard growth, slight female fat pattern starting in abdomen and thighs, new scalp hair growing in dark brown color at hair line (I have a full head of hair and still do before using progesterone) and formally gray hair is growing in dark also. My libido is intact, urinary tract is working great, no trips to bathroom at night, morning erections are back etc., full urine stream where before it was getting weaker.
I am puzzeled as progesterone cream is not supposed to have any side effects. Could I have an excess of progesterone already? Is it converting to estrogen somehow? If that is the case then why is my libido better than ever? Am I getting more estrogen and testosterone at the same time competing for receptor sites? I have read that I could experience estrogen dominance at first for the first 3 months and then it should subside, so I will continue the cream and see if that happens. I am going to get my PSA checked in 2 months and see what that is compared to before. Puzzled!