I would be interested in receiving further information about progesterone. Meanwhile, I wonder if you could answer a query.
I've recently bought a pot of natural progesterone cream and, in the next couple of days after ovulation, I am intending to start using this in the hope that it will combat/balance a host of oestrogen-dominance symptoms, which include endometriosis, fibroids, headaches, some facial hair, reduced libido, painful and heavy periods, mood swings etc. (I've had these and other symptoms to varying degrees for many years, though the painful periods have been alleviated somewhat by taking agnus castus. I'm now 46 and still have a very regular cycle.)
However, over the last year or two I've also been experiencing thinning hair and have just committed to an expensive course of topical treatment: a lotion containing Minoxydil and 0.0125 MPG (medroxyprogesterone). I have read (I think possibly on your web site as well as elsewhere) that you should not use natural progesterone in conjunction with synthetic progestins. Can you tell me whether this only applies to orally-ingested progestins (ie HRT tablets) and, also, what exactly are the problems with combining the two?
Do you think I would be able to try using the natural progesterone cream in the second half of my cycle while continuing to apply the topical lotion on my scalp? If possible, I would like to continue the hair treatment, partly because it's been quite a financial commitment and partly because it does seem to be improving the condition of my hair, though it's too early to tell if it's affecting regrowth.
I'd be most grateful for your advice on this matter and look forward to your response.
With best wishes.