Progesterone got rid of my migraines, helped my hypothyroidism, helped my addison's disease...BUT!
by Rachel M D
(San Luis Potosi, S.L.P., Mexico)
HELP!!! A little bit of information first: I am 36 years old and I take a 100 mg twice a day of a capsule form of progesterone called Progest50 and Progest100; from a company called Natural Living, Inc. based out of Nevada, USA .
I have been using progesterone therapy for about 2 years now and I think it has improved the quality of my life substantially!! However, I just changed my endocrinologist doctor and this doctor wants me to get off the progesterone!?! He said that the science behind the progesterone getting rid of my migraines makes sense because the progesterone essentially is dilating my blood vessels allowing for better blood circulation helping relieve the migraines which are essentially caused by constricted blood vessels. HOWEVER, he said the long term effects is that my body will eventually not be able constrict the blood vessels on its own and cause a myriad of other vascular problems as well as blood clotting problems?! Is this possible?? I started tapering off my progesterone about three weeks ago and have already felt a difference, the headaches, the sluggishness, nausea, migraines, increased menstrual cramps, etc.
What can I do to get more information for my doctor and myself with convincing medical data that shows the long term effects of progesterone therapy are safe?