Progest. dosage/test. cream

My Dr. did a Saliva test and decided I needed Prog?test....15MG/0.15MG/0.1ML........6ML I have been using this for about 6 months and really can't tell any difference except I have fewer hot flashes. I still have all the other symptoms, tiredness, can't sleep (and I use a CPAP), can't loose weight, libido problems (severe), vaginal dryness (vulvodynia), lethargic and depression. My question is, how does my dose compare to Natpro dose (min is specially made exclusively for me per my Dr.s prescript.) What would you suggest? Thanks for all your info.

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Apr 04, 2012
Progest. dosage/test. cream
by: Wray

Hi there I'm a bit confused by the figures you've given. Are you saying there are 15mg progesterone and 0.15mg testosterone in each amount you use? So what is the 0.1ml and the 6ml? I can't compare the amount unless I know what I'm comparing it against. But if you are using only 15mg/day progesterone, then it's not surprising you've felt no difference. I recommend 100-200mg/day progesterone, more if symptoms are severe. Some women use 400mg/day, see here, and some 1000mg/day, see here. It does help vaginal dryness and inflammation, use some of the evening amount in your vagina. Progesterone is an excellent anti-inflammatory. It helps sleep too, see here, here and here. It can help with weight, but sufficient must be used. If too low an amount it will stimulate oestrogen, which will cause weight gain. It also helps depression and Anxiety, as do a number of other nutrients, all listed on the page. Some are good for sleep too. It also helps libido, by increasing dopamine levels and suppressing oestrogen and prolactin. Dopamine is essential for a normal sexual response, prolactin suppresses dopamine. While oestrogen stimulates prolactin. Please consider increasing the progesterone substantially, and stop the testosterone. This should never be given to a woman, see here, here, here, here here, here, here, here and here. Continued below.

Apr 04, 2012
Progest. dosage/test. cream Part 2
by: Wray

Hi there Plus these here and here. Please have a vitamin D test done, a low level has an adverse effect on all your symptoms. For more info on vitamin D levels, test kits etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth, Birmingham Hospital and Vitamin D Links websites. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml or 175-250nmol/L and not the 30ng/ml or 75nmol/L most labs and doctors regard as adequate. The minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although the latest research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. Take care Wray

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