Partial Hysterectomy and Progesterone Supplementation

by Pam
(Pennsylvania, USA)

Hi...I'm 45 y.o. and recently had a hysterectomy, but still have my ovaries. My periods were very regular (although heavy), and I have no symptoms of being in menopause. I DO however have signs of estrogen dominance. I was starting to use natural Progesterone Cream just prior to discovering I had very large uterine fibroids (10 c.m and one slightly smaller) and it really helped with a lot of my symptoms (PMS, bloating, fatigue, facial hair, etc). I want to go back to using the progesterone cream, but since I don't get a period any more, I don't know when to use it...prior to my hysterectomy would start using it at approx. day 14 of my cycle...now I don't know when to use it. Should I take my body temp. in the a.m. to determine if/when I'm ovulating?

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Jan 30, 2012
Partial Hysterectomy and Progesterone Supplementation
by: Wray

Hi Pam As you've had a hyst, you could use it daily if you wish. You have no cycle to follow and it's less hassle. I think you'll go daft having to take your temp every month to find when to start it. Apart from which the ovaries begin declining after about 3-4 years, which will confuse you even more. But it is entirely up to you. We do have more info on our Peri-menopause page. I recommend 100-200mg/day, dependant on symptoms. I don't know how much you were using prior to the hyst, but as it seemed to help you, maybe that's the amount you should use again. Please experiment, and don't forget that stress drops progesterone levels sharply, so more is needed. There's no hard and fast rule to using it, and no 'one dose fits all'. Take care Wray

Jan 30, 2012
Partial Hysterectomy and Progesterone Supplementation
by: Pam

Thanks so much for your prompt response and the info!

Jan 30, 2012
Partial Hysterectomy and Progesterone Supplementation
by: Wray

Hi Pam Thanks! Take care Wray

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