PCOS, Progesterone is my LAST HOPE
(Moses Lake, WA, USA)
Where to start, I have suffered from it all. Skin tags, darkness around my neck, tired/fatigue, migraines, thinning of my hair and flakey nails being the first signs of PCOS and low progesterone all displaying around puberty or a little after. By 17 I knew something was wrong because I had never had a period. Doctors told me, not to worry about it, it might just be my norm, here are some birth control pills to help regulate your cycle, to name a few. So I spent a couple years on birth control pills to help with the symptoms (or mask them), once I got married and decided that we wanted to try "not trying to prevent a pregnancy" ;-D and went off the birth control, I started gaining weight rapidly, still no periods. At 19 I went to another doctor and once again I was told don't worry about it, your too young to have a baby. At 21 I realized that there was no way I was crazy, something was definitely wrong. I had yet to EVER have a menstrual cycle on my own. Went to another doctor and again was told she wouldn't help me, I was too young to worry about it. Yet again went to another doctor this one did blood work and ultrasounds and found that I have PCOS. Began prescribing Provera to induce a period and Clomid to force ovulation. Provera would work to induce a period but Clomid failed 2/5 rounds (total of 8 months). I pushed my doctor to retest my progesterone levels having read and researched PCOS and learned that this is EXTREMELY common with PCOS. He tested my levels and sure enough they came back extremely low for what they should have been at that point in the cycle. His order was to wait for my period. Really? Obviously I am low on progesterone so low that there is no way I would have a period on my own! I went back and forth with him requesting progesterone and he flat out told me he wanted to continue Provera and Clomid as treatment and if I didn't I could find a new doctor.
So here I am 22 years old and still struggling with PCOS and low progesterone. I have decided that medical doctors are useless except for surgery and its time to try the natural way.
I have read other user posts regarding PCOS and progesterone treatment and poured over your website and my only question is this, on top of Natpro would you suggest any vitamins or minierals to take? If so what doses would you suggest?
From your website I have learned that to allow my body to heal I will need to do the cream for 3 months straight (was planning to start at 200mg for the 3 months). Would you suggest anything else?