Measure

by Meme
(VA)

I am just beginning using the cream, but I have a silly question.

I am not sure how to measure the correct amount. Could someone please tell me how to measure the cream from the bottle?

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Jan 14, 2011
Measuring NatPro
by: Charmaine van der Spuy

I use the 2.5ml measuring teaspoon and make sure that I don't fill it to the top.

Jan 14, 2011
Measuring Progesterone dose
by: Anonymous

Go to http://www.progesteronetherapy.com/how-to-use-progesterone-cream.html

Jan 14, 2011
Measure
by: Wray

Hi Meme You haven't given the strength of the cream, or the amount of progesterone you've been told to use, so it's impossible for me to help. But to give you an idea, if it's the standard 1.6% cream, which contains 16mg progesterone per g and you've been told to use 20mg progesterone per day, you would need to use 1.25ml or 1/4tsp. If it's a 3.3% cream and you use the amount I recommend of 100-200mg/day, you would need to use 3-6ml or 0.6 to 1.2tsp of cream. Take care Wray

Jan 14, 2011
Measuring
by: Anonymous

Squeeze it into a measure spoon.

Jan 20, 2011
Thanks/another question
by: Meme

Thnak you for the information. I have another question. My daughter who is 16 has had heavy periods to the point where she has had to use an ultra tampon and a pad. The doctor put her on the pill, but she couldn't take it as it caused nausea. She really doesn't have any pms sysmptoms other than aches, but I am wondering if she is too young for progesterone cream?

She has had blood test and they found her to have anemia and tell us that she is just someone who will have a very heavy flow. I want to help her as this is too much to be going through month after month.

Jan 23, 2011
Thanks/another question
by: Wray

Hi Meme She's not too young to use progesterone. It's given to neonates for respiratory distress syndrome. I put my daughter on it when she was 14, as I had depression during puberty and wanted her to avoid this. She is now 29 and still using it. Progesterone should help the heavy flow. Oestrogen is a mitogen, it stimulates cells to grow. Vital in stimulating the endometrium each month to grow and thicken ready for a possible fertilised egg. But in excess it stimulates cells to continue growing. MMP?s are enzymes that break down protein. They play a role in the breakdown of endometrial tissues at the end of the menstrual cycle. If they are over active, as would be the case with excess oestrogen in the body, as oestrogen stimulates their production, the result is a pathological reaction. A high level of MMP's can lead to inflammation and excessive bleeding in the uterus. If a low level of progesterone is present, and a high level of oestrogen, the lining will continue to grow. With a high level of MMP's the lining will also continue to break down. Progesterone suppresses both MMP's and oestrogen. For more info on How to use progesterone cream, please read through this page we have. Take care Wray

Jan 23, 2011
Progesterone for young girls
by: Anonymous

I just wanted you to know that I give my 12 year old daughter progesterone because she started her periods when she was 11. Progesterone has helped her out tremendously.

Jan 26, 2011
Progesterone for young girls
by: Wray

Hi there Thanks so much for telling us this. We tend to think of 11 and 12 year olds as 'children', but hormonally they're not, they're women, as many are going through or have gone through puberty by then. And making oestrogen and progesterone too, but often insufficient progesterone, hence their adverse symptoms. It's perfectly safe for them to use it too. Take care Wray

Oct 27, 2011
Alternating the cream on different areas
by: Amanda

Hi Wray,

I've been using progesterone cream for about a month and a half now, with good results. I have been slowly increasing my dosage (I'm at 40 mg per day now) and I want to increase to 60 mg (and eventually more). I understand that you have to alternate the areas that you apply the cream to each day, but can I put 40-60 mg on one area? Usually I do 20 mg on one arm in the morning, and 20 mg on the other, but now with the increased dosage, I don't know how much I can put on one particular area without over-saturating it. I hope this wasn't too confusing.

Thanks!

Amanda

Nov 27, 2011
Alternating the cream on different areas
by: Wray

Hi Amanda I'm so sorry I missed your post, I have no idea why! I'm pleased such a low amount of progesterone has helped you, often I find it just makes matters worse. I normally recommend 100-200mg/day, more if symptoms are severe. I use it on my face, neck and breasts every morning and night, then rub the rest on other areas, rather haphazardly too! I've not found saturating the tissues a problem. We do have more info on our page How to use progesterone cream. Take care Wray

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