Miscarriage and severe PMS

by Mateja
(Slovenia)

Hi Wray, I would like to get pregnant again and I already had one miscarrige (just at the beggining of pregnancy) that made me realise that hormonal imbalance (of which I was aware, but unfortunatley not enough) can have serious consequences.

I started to look what is going on in me. Among other things I also did your free questionarre and I scorred 26. I don´t want to go to the doctors and do more tests for various reasons (saliva test is not done in my country anyway). First I want to do something about my situation myself, and I know my psyche plays a big role here, but I feel that I have to help my body also with physical means.

Since I can remember I suffer from severe PMS. But it got worse after my daughter was born 5 years ago. The delivery was for me a traumatic experience, not because of my body, which was in excellent condition, but because of the doctor's handlings. The whole thing was a shock for my body (physically and emotionally) and I never really recovered from it.

Every time before my period starts I suffer from cramps, hot flashes, tiredness, skin problems, irritability… I also must write that I'm under much stress, because my nervous system is very sensitive. I was allways sensitive, but after the delivery of my daughter the situation became more intense (sensitivity has besides negative (stress) also very positive effects).

I decided to try your Natpro cream. Here I have a question. As I understand I have to take the cream the second day of my ovulation I pretty much know when I´m ovulating only not exactly when is the first and when the second day. If I miss the second day and I start to use the cream on third day, is that OK? Or is starting to use the creme on second day crucial? I guess not, but I rather ask just in case. Thank you very much for your help.

(I apologize for grammer mistakes).

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Aug 10, 2010
Miscarriage and severe PMS
by: Wray

Hi Matja Your grammar is amazing, I can't speak one other language, except school girl French! You do have a progesterone deficiency if you have severe PMS, but it also appears you had, maybe still have, post natal depression too. Progesterone drops sharply after birth, sending up to 25% of women into some form of depression. From the baby blues to post natal psychosis. The traumatic handling of the birth would not have helped at all either. Stress also drops progesterone levels sharply, which would have compounded the problem. Stress can cause miscarriages too. Please see our web page on Pregnancy for more info. It explains when and how much progesterone to use, about miscarriages and pre-term births etc. The cream should be used from ovulation, but if a day or two is missed it's not going to affect things greatly. I stress using it from ovulation, as many women are advised to use it from a specific day, ie use from day 14 to 27, or day 10 to 27 etc. As our cycles can vary from 21 days to 35 days, with the luteal phase in all women always being 12-14 days long, and always just prior to bleeding, this makes little sense! It's during the luteal phase that the lining, under the influence of progesterone, is getting ready to receive a fertilised egg, or embryo as it's now called. As this process takes 12-14 days, missing a day or two of supplementary progesterone after ovulation is not crucial. Progesterone does help stress too, as it activates the GABA receptor sites. GABA is one of our most calming neurotransmitters. I do agree with you about the psyche playing a big role, bigger than most realise. But we are humans too, and need nutrients to grow, heal and repair the physical body, as you so rightly say. You might like to read our page on Anxiety. I know you haven't mentioned this, but the page lists nutrients which help calm us down, that help raise neurotransmitters, that help with stress. Please remember stress drops progesterone levels, so use more when stressed. The cream can be used anywhere on the body and at any time, but a minimum of twice a day. And between 100-200mg/day, although I feel you could probably use the higher dose initially. For more info please see our web page on How to use progesterone cream. But before starting it, please see our web page on Oestrogen Dominance. This can occur and is disconcerting if it does. Take care Wray

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