Now in 4th month of treatment but still getting breast pain

by Karenina
(UK)

Hi Wray, I am in the 4th month of treatment with the use of progesterone cream. I had increased the amount of progesterone cream from 1/8 teaspoon to 1/4 of a teaspoon in the last month.

When the six days were up I stopped using it and gradually the pain with my breasts went away. When I started using the cream again the pain with my breasts returned again. Apart from pain in my joints all the other symptoms have pretty much gone away now. I am worried that the breast pain and joint pain will never go away. What do you suggest I do? Many thanks for your time. Best wishes.

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Oct 01, 2010
Now in 4th month of treatment but still getting breast pain
by: Wray

Hi Karenina I'm pleased some of the symptoms have gone, but I'm puzzled by your phrase 'When the six days were up I stopped using it'. Do you mean you are only using the cream for 6 days? As it should be used for 14 days, from ovulation until bleeding. As I said in a previous comment, you are not using enough progesterone. The 1/4tsp is only giving you about 26mg/day. Are you using this amount twice a day, in which case you're getting about 52mg/day, still too low. For the breast and joint pain to go you must use between 100-200mg/day. Please read the page on Oestrogen Dominance again, it explains why you are still suffering. Too low an amount will merely keep stimulating oestrogen, this is a known initiator of inflammation. It also stimulates matrix metalloproteinases (MMP?s), these are enzymes that break down protein. If they are over active, as would be the case with an excess of oestrogen in the body, as oestrogen stimulates it?s production, the result is a pathological reaction such as inflammation. This can lead to both rheumatoid and osteo-arthritis, cirrhosis, cancer and excessive bleeding in the uterus. Progesterone suppresses matrix metalloproteinases. Please increase the amount and rub it on any sore patches. Take care Wray.

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