Menopause is a hard time

by Vivi
(Danmark)

Hey Wray

I am 47 years old. In 2008, removed my uterus and one ovary due to severe bleeding and fibroids. If before this time had PMS with extra anxiety, body water and was very bloated. In 2010 I started a few severe symptoms of menopause, but in the last few years have been unbearable. My symptoms are: *
Fatigue, insomnia, very nausea, shivering and feeling cold. Easier hot flushes, severe nightspot, dry eyes, dry vagina, frequent need to urinate, and a worsening of anxiety disorder
Was put in hormone therapy, but I did not get better. Stopped hormone therapy for 3 months, ago, and started simultaneously with progesteroncreme. Until now I have used 200 mg of cream per day, but I do not feel better.
How long will it take before I notice an improvement in my symptoms? and all women achieve remission with progesterone creme?
Have a few days increased my dose of cream to 400 mg per day.




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Feb 12, 2013
Higher Dose
by: Manny Dog

Greetings-

I had similar symptoms and did not find relief until I increased to 500 mgs per day. I felt so awful that I didn't care how much I had to use, I just wanted relief. I am almost 3 months out now and doing very well. Some days, I still experience mild symptoms, like sore breasts and a little crabby, but as time goes by, my days are more consistent and I feel like my body is finding a new balance. I expect there will be times where adjusting the dose will be required. I'm prepared to do just that without question. Wray will provide more than enough support. She is a true blessing.

Take care:)

Feb 14, 2013
Menopause is a hard time Part 2
by: Wray

Hi Vivi You live in Danmark, so your vitamin D is probably very low. Please have a test done, a lack of this reduces the benefits of progesterone, see here, here and here. This could be why you are still finding no improvement. Secondly a lack of vitamin D causes Fibroids and if it's taken can shrink them, see here, here, here, here and here. So it would definitely appear your vitamin D is too low. For more info on vitamin D levels, test kits etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth and Birmingham Hospital. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml (175-250nmol/L) and not the 30ng/ml (75nmol/L) most labs and doctors regard as adequate. The minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although recent research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. I have found for Hot Flushes and night sweats 400mg/day is needed. Both fibroids and heavy bleeding are caused by oxidative stress, so large amounts of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories are needed. Progesterone does stop heavy bleeding, used together with at least 2000mg/day NAC (N-acetyl cysteine), 2000mg/day taurine, plus vitamin D. Continued below

Feb 14, 2013
Menopause is a hard time
by: Wray

Hi Vivi Although you've had the fibroids out, the Inflammation is still there. This page gives a list of nutrients which help, and the amounts needed. Far higher than found in health shops. You might like to read comments from other women who had to use high amounts of progesterone and vitamin D before symptoms resolved, see here,
here, here, scroll to Nov 26, 2012 Having a Hard Time or Information on Hidden Copper Toxicity, and here. Take care Wray

Feb 14, 2013
Higher Dose
by: Wray

Hi Manny Dog Bless you for your support! I'm delighted you're beginning to feel better. Take care Wray

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