PMS Symptoms/Dosage

by Sandra
(Victoria, B.C., Canada)

Hi there...I have been taking 5ml of the cream, split into two dosages, each day for about three weeks.

For the past several days, I have been experience severe PMS symptoms (full/sore breasts, weight gain, fatigue, feeling like my period is coming) even though it is mid-month and I usually do not get symptoms this severe mid-month.

I am wondering if I should stop for a few days (I am on the daily dosage plan) or up the amount so that these symptoms subside?

Any advice would be appreciated as I hate feeling this way!!

Thanks,

Sandra

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Feb 04, 2013
Same Problem As You
by: Pam

Hi Sandra.....

I am having the same problem as you are. I started the cream about 2-3 months ago, and now I'm getting the same symptoms as you are mid-cycle....and I'm even having a period every 14-16 days. Uggggggg!

I was a VERY heavy bleeder with awful cramps every 27-28 days before the cream. But now the cramps are gone and my flow is lighter, only I'm getting it every two weeks instead of once a month.

This must be a common thing when starting up. Hopefully Wray will be along soon with advice.

Feb 05, 2013
PMS Symtoms
by: Sandra

Hi Pam...thanks so much for your feedback. Really appreciate it!

Yes I hope that Wray can add her opinion here soon as well.

Cheers,

Sandra

Feb 06, 2013
Same Problem As You
by: Wray

Hi Pam I hope my reply to Sandra helps you. You don't say how much progesterone you're using, it sounds too little. I'm delighted the cramps are gone and the flow lighter, but not that you are getting a period every 2 weeks. I've found 400mg/day is needed to stop heavy bleeding, this usually rights the cycle too. You could also consider taking at least 2000mg/day NAC (N-acetyl cysteine), 2000mg/day taurine and at least 5000iu vitamin D. There's more info about the NAC on our Menstruation page. Taurine is low in dysfunctional uterine bleeding, see here. And vitamin D is a vital nutrient, a lack causes cells to malfunction, and reduces the benefits of progesterone. Initially progesterone can upset the cycle, but it should have settled by now. Take care Wray

Feb 06, 2013
PMS Symptoms/Dosage
by: Wray

Hi Sandra If it's mid month for you, this would probably account for it. Oestrogen rises exponentially 50 hours prior to ovulation. Progesterone should too, this surge comes from the brain, see here, here, here and here. But it often doesn't, particularly in women with anovulatory cycles. This explains why many women get migraines, seizures, palpitations, panic attacks and asthma attacks around ovulation. Anovulatory cycles begin occurring at about age 35, increasing in frequency during Peri-menopause, until we reach Menopause when we stop ovulating. With the rise in progesterone oestrogen drops, only to rise again mid-luteal phase. So I suggest increasing the progesterone to about 200mg/day to counteract this rise in oestrogen. You might need more, symptoms are the best indication. Stopping the progesterone would most likely cause you to bleed. Take care Wray

Feb 06, 2013
PMS Symptoms/Dosage
by: Wray

Hi Sandra If it's mid month for you, this would probably account for it. Oestrogen rises exponentially 50 hours prior to ovulation. Progesterone should too, this surge comes from the brain, see here, here, here and here. But it often doesn't, particularly in women with anovulatory cycles. This explains why many women get migraines, seizures, palpitations, panic attacks and asthma attacks around ovulation. Anovulatory cycles begin occurring at about age 35, increasing in frequency during Peri-menopause, until we reach Menopause when we stop ovulating. With the rise in progesterone oestrogen drops, only to rise again mid-luteal phase. So I suggest increasing the progesterone to about 200mg/day to counteract this rise in oestrogen. You might need more, symptoms are the best indication. Stopping the progesterone would most likely cause you to bleed. Take care Wray

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