progesterone and fibroids

by mary
(san diego, ca)

Good morning!
I had a misscarriage yesterday. I was 10 weeks and i was taking progesterone supossitories because my level was extremely low. I wanted to ask you about a reply u gave to someone else in regards to fibroids and progesterone. What is the likelyhood that progesterone will work for me in shrinking my fibroids. Im 30 and i have 4 major fibroids. One of them is 8cm. The reason why im asking this is because i was hoping that my fibroids would shrink since i was on progesterone suppossitories while pregnant but yesterday after the scan they were the same size. I only took the progesterone for 2 months only. My second question is what are the side effects for using progesterone? I heard many things including cancer. Finally which form would u recommend to shrink fibroids? Cream oral or suppossitories. Thank you for your time in advance.

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Jan 06, 2012
progesterone and fibroids
by: Wray

Hi Mary I'm sorry to hear of the miscarriage, but I'm not surprised if you stopped the progesterone cold turkey. You say you used the suppositories for 2 months, and then miscarried at 10 weeks. This sounds very likely that you did stop abruptly, the sharp drop in progesterone would have caused the miscarriage. It should always be reduced very slowly, by no more 16mg/day. This is difficult with suppositories, unless you shave off a small amount each day. You don't say how much progesterone you were given, normally it's in the range of 200-600mg/day for miscarriages and pre-term births. Please let me know. Fibroids can be helped by progesterone, but they take a long time to be absorbed. The bigger and more numerous they are the longer they take. Two months would be far too little time, and the pregnancy would be requiring the progesterone, leaving little for the fibroids. Progesterone in vital for Pregnancy, please read through this page, it gives info on how to use it and how much. There are so many myths about progesterone, it does not cause Cancer. There are many studies showing progesterone has been used successfully for cancer on this page. In fact if it did cause it, every pregnant woman would get it, as we make over 400ng/ml per day while pregnant. I prefer the cream, having used suppositories myself. It can be applied anywhere, in the vagina too. This is an excellent place to use it, as it's transported rapidly to the uterus where it's needed. It's always best to start the progesterone before conception. Oral progesterone is not the best Delivery system. Fibroids are caused by oxidative stress, in other words too few antioxidants are being ingested. One in particular is vitamin D, a potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory. It's also vital for conception and pregnancy, particularly for the growing foetus, see here, here, here, here and here. Continued below.

Jan 06, 2012
progesterone and fibroids part 2
by: Wray

Hi Mary These are excellent videos to watch too, see here and here. For more info on vitamin D levels, testing 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. Another nutrient you could consider taking is taurine, this is also vital for the growing foetus, see here, here and here. Finally, another case of stopping progesterone abruptly followed by a miscarriage 2 weeks later, has just come in, see here. Take care Wray

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