Natpro and Pregnancy - a place to share my notes

Hi Wray,

I thought I'd start this page as a dedicated place to share my notes and symptoms. I can also plot my results here too.

I'm around 5 1/2 weeks and today I have nausea kicking in. I have read some of your related responses to similar situations and I see that you have suggested around 330mg of progesteron (10ml of cream) to help if nausea is bad, although it can take a couple of months and more may be needed. My nausea isn't too bad today, but from my last experience with my son where I was projectile vomiting daily for 2 trimesters (you just had to mention the letters 'K.F.C' to me!), I don't want to wait for it to get any worse and I'm upping my dose today to 10ml of cream. That's an extra 1/4 teaspoon to what I'm currently using.

Before today I have been on 291.2mg of cream per day to deal with some uterine pain and nerve pain in my right arm. The nerve pain started with the birth of my son a couple of years ago and it gets worse with cold weather and insulin surges from too much sugar/carbs. I used to be able to tell my blood sugar number from the pain! I have also been experiencing a little muscle weakness in my arms every few days but only for a few minutes and then it's gone. By the way, the cream is the only thing that has helped my arm pain. I put it on my arm and the pain goes within 2 minutes.

I'm holding steady on my current dosage of adrenal glandulars until things settle. I'm wondering if I should look into Tyrosine? I'm sure it's a big piece of the picture. I'm still taking 10,000IU's of Vitamin D daily and a hypoallergenic multi vit/min which is actually for kids because I have never felt well on high doses of B vits. I get a flu the next day if I try! My B12 has been high for years whether I am on supplements or not (around 2,000 or so). Don't know if that is a part of my intolerance or not.

Currently my arm pain is coming back daily. I will increase the cream to 330mg (2 teaspoonns) to see where that takes me for a few days. I'll write an update soon!

Love Mrs. A
xXx

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Feb 20, 2012
Natpro and Pregnancy - a place to share my notes
by: Wray

Hi Mrs A This is a good idea. Having helped others with nausea, it does require a great deal to stop it once it's become as severe as yours was. So please monitor it, increasing the progesterone as you've done when it occurs. It's so interesting you could gauge your blood glucose from the pain. Sugar is the most oxidising substance, meaning of course it causes inflammation. I'm so delighted the cream helps the pain, but trying to puzzle out why you have it. And of course we've discussed the myopathy you had with your first child, please keep a watch on that too. I'm pleased you're not trying to reduce the glandulars, I take it you have now spoken to your doctor? Tyrosine is essential for any stressful situation, cold, fatigue, emotional trauma, prolonged work and sleep deprivation. It also improves memory, cognition and physical performance. If you do try it, please see our page on Natural Antidepressants, it gives an idea of how it should be taken. Don't forget to have another vitamin D test done about 3 months after starting it. Take care Wray xxx



Feb 24, 2012
Passed a clot
by: Mrs. A

Hi Wray,

I've been feeling really nauseous on my current dose of progesterone cream, but I've been waiting to see if it's helping before increasing.I had a situation yesterday where a friend told me on the phone that she is having some problems. After our phone call I knew that I had to unwind. I went to bed but I felt worried for my friend and couldn't relax. Also my little boy has been getting me up at 5am the past few days with some kind of food reaction. I had a sudden urge to go to the loo this morning (although I have been constipated since pregnant) and I saw a small blood clot on my tissue. I have also been getting sharp pains on one side of my uterus/ovary area that is getting worse. The doctor said we must rule out an ectopic so I'm off to the doctor's this afternoon. He said if it is a threatened miscarriage and not an ectopic then there is nothing that can be done. I disagree with that due to my current understanding that progesterone can save a healthy pregnancy. Update = my doctor told me to go straight to ER and didn't understand why I was made a doctor's appointment today.

I'm waiting for my mum to arrive to take care of my little guy. Once she arrives I will get a taxi there. Please wish me luck. If it is a viable pregnancy I will increase the cream.

Love and Hugs...

Mrs. A
xXx

Feb 24, 2012
Update
by: Mrs. A

Hi Wray, I spent a few hours at the hospital and they ended up doing a scan. The baby is within the uterus and has a heartbeat. My tubes look free from anything suspicious. I was sent home with a photo of my little bean who is 4.7 long :)

I will take heed of my symptoms however and up the cream.

Love Adama
xXx

Feb 25, 2012
Passed a clot
by: Wray

Hi Adama I am so behind, so sorry! Missed your previous post, but at least you have good news to tell me now! Love your 'little bean'! You must be about 6 weeks now? If this is how the doctors calculate it, ie from last menstrual period, then you are actually 4 weeks pregnant, and would have been due your monthly period. If I'm right, this could be the cause of the small clot, as the body hasn't settled into the pregnancy yet. Please, please don't stress yourself, progesterone can only do so much! Do keep in touch, Love xxx Wray

Feb 25, 2012
Thank you
by: Mrs. A

Thank you Wray! I will definitely try to stop stressing!

My nausea is getting worse by the day. I am wondering how long I should stay on my current dose (312mg split into 8 doses throughout the day) before increasing on the basis of nausea treatment? I have no arm pain and no other inflammatory symptoms. I have no depression. My nails got stronger since starting the cream which I put down to increasing my bone density probably? I read about how progesterone can help with osteoblast activity. I don't seem to have any muscle weakness at the moment. It's just the crazy nausea. I remember you saying that it can take a couple of months to see an improvement so it's hard for me to tell how much to increase to at this stage.

I have this theory developing about pregnancy and nausea (at least for myself). It seems to be linked to my blood sugar and/or insulin levels. I am thinking the link could actually involve insulin resistance. I notice when I have a surge of insulin after eating something sweet such as berries or even a bite of a cookie, the nausea goes away. Also if I rest for a while. It's as if it is linked to the amount of glucose needed and the amount getting into the cells. If I exert myself by taking a walk for example my nausea increases as I'm using up more glucose but not able to utilise my stores. If I rest and use less glucose it gets better but upon waking from a night's sleep it's bad as I haven't had anything to eat during the night. I noticed this with my first pregnancy but I didn't know anything about blood sugar then. I think it has something to do with the sugar not getting into the cells. Do you have any thoughts about that?

Lots of love!!!

Mrs. A
xXx

Feb 26, 2012
Thank you
by: Wray

Hi Mrs A I'm sorry to hear about the nausea getting worse, please consider taking glutamine. This is my patent remedy! Even gave it to a doctor who was staying with us who got food poisoning from a restaurant, up all night. He asked for the typical doctors remedy to replace electrolytes with salt and sugar in a glass of water. This he brought up. I finally got fed up and gave him mine, 2tsp glutamine in a glass of water. Told him to sip it slowly as I didn't want that to come up. Well he gulped in down, promptly fell asleep and woke up fine the next morning! Please try it, I know you haven't got to the point of being sick, well you haven't mentioned it, but I feel it could help. Glutamine can also be used as an energy source by the brain, so I also recommend it to people with blood glucose problems, particularly Insulin Resistance. I take it every day in a complex we have, plus it goes into my water bottle. Stress of course drops blood glucose sharply! My nails would flake off to the quick, looked like I had chewed them, before progesterone. After I started using it they became so strong I could use them as screwdrivers! I still can. It's one of my barometers, hair and skin become strong too. I still haven't found out why, as nails, hair and the surface of skin is made of keratin. But the kerotinocytes do have ample receptor sites for progesterone, so it obviously plays a big role in the normal production. I say normal, as it also helps psoriasis, which is hyper-proliferation of keratin. Progesterone inhibits mitosis. So relieved the other symptoms you had have gone, ie the muscle weakness and other inflammatory problems. Take care Wray

Feb 27, 2012
Glutamine
by: Adama

Okay, I've been flipping around with my name as I'm spaced out so I guess it's Adama from now on! LOL!

I found lots of articles online about a new way to diagnose osteoporosis by using nail clippings. It's apparently as accurate as a DEXA scan. It's a laser system which measures the disulphide bonds which is low in patients with osteoporosis. I'm 100% sure that the cream is helping my bones. I don't know if I have osteoporosis but the fact my nails are like yours, screwdrivers, I'm positive they are a reflection on my bone health! Also, I've got very thick hair but it has been falling out for years which I feel is autoimmune related. My hair has never been better since starting the cream and it's even thicker. The stretch marks on my stomach from my first pregnancy are fading away too! I would even wear a bikini now as I would never have before as I had my 'flames of creation' spread out all over my stomach LOL! I liked to be privately proud of those! I really believe that the cream is working topically but it is also helping to modulate my immune system by balancing out the TH1 and TH2 pathways. I know I was TH1 dominant as I did a test where you take one of two supplement combos to see if you get a flare up. For example I can't tolerate aloe vera (it's in Serenity). That stimulates the TH1 pathway if I recall correctly as I have a sponge brain right now. I loved the story about your doctor friend. I'm sure he's recommending glutamine to everyone. I am on it like a rash! Thanks!

Love to you...

Adama
xXx

Feb 28, 2012
Glutamine
by: Wray

Hi Adama This is so interesting about the nail clippings. So pleased your nails are so strong, it's quite remarkable how this happens. It's like a barometer for me. My hair is very thick too, still, thank heavens. As many women get thinning hair in menopause. Another thing which helps nails, hair and skin is cysteine, it's a sulphur amino acid. I take plenty of that too! Very interesting thing about cysteine, see here, here and here. One study is entitled "Is ageing a cysteine deficiency syndrome?" So pleased the stretch marks are going, not heard of that before, as it's scar tissue which is normally irreversible, or so we're lead to believe. And I have never heard of a Th1/Th2 test before, that's fascinating. Do you have more info on it? Let me know if the glutamine works! Love to you too Take care Wray

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