Progesterone is good for everything

by Gen
(New jersey)

Hi Wray
I'm 50 years old. Have been using progesterone cream for about 25 years 2percent. I have many health issues thyroid low, candida allergies, skin issues stomach issues, depression, anxiety, bloating, breast cysts, ovarian cysts,fibroids hair loss, eye problems just to name a few. For the past few years started taking a different brand that suggested 60mg asnormal dose and felt a little better. Just recently the doc who has been treating me suggested using 90mg and I felt a little better. It was a lot of cream to use and they discontinued brand so I got some from the compounding pharmacy. I didn't realize it was 10 percent cream and I took 90mg and felt terrible. I lowered to 60 felt a little better. After that I got saliva test done from zrt it was about 7803pg/ml with a ratio of 5202. I decided to skip a month and now am 2days late for period! I feel like I need the progesterone and should not have discontinued just reduced.i don't know what to do I'm having bad pms symptoms. Yor website is so wonderful and been very reassuring to me. I never even knew what progesterone was for when my doc prescribed it to me. So my question is should I take it now or wait to see if I get my period. Thanks Wray for all your information!

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Mar 10, 2013
Progesterone is good for everything
by: Wray

Hi Gen It's evident the amount of cream you were using was far too low to have any affect. In fact it was probably contributing to all those symptoms. Too little progesterone stimulates oestrogen, and all those symptoms you have are all related to excess oestrogen. Even 90mg/day wold not have done much against them all. It doesn't matter what strength of cream you use, if you were using 90mg of the 2% or 90mg of the 10%, they are both 90mg. Unless the 2% was a very thick cream, and the 10% a thin cream. The thicker the cream the less progesterone is absorbed, which could account for feeling worse. Unless you used the same amount of cream, in which case you would be getting very much more via the 10%. And that could have made you feel worse initially, but it would pass. It's Oestrogen Dominance again. Your ratio is high, but it doesn't appear to have helped you if you are still getting PMS etc. If you've been following your cycle then wait till it appears before counting the days to start it again. If you found the 90mg/day helped you then stick to it, but I feel you will need at least 200mg/day to get rid of all those symptoms, possibly more. We do have info on our pages How to use progesterone cream and Peri-menopause which you are now in. Please have a vitamin D test done, as it appears it's low. Thanks for the kind words about the site. Take care Wray

Mar 15, 2013
Nauseous without progesterone
by: Gen

Hi Wray thanks for your response. Still no period at 9 days late. I was thinking about starting back on progesterone on day 10or 12. I have so much anxiety, bloating and nauseous ness without it.i would really like to try natpro but I'm extremely sensitive to scents does it have any? Also I read about the sunscreen and am very interested.also does it have any scents. I made an app to see new hormone doc but I think all I really need to do is in crease progesterone to right dose. So do u think it is ok to start back without period. I have never been late and am not pregnant. I take 5000 vitamin d daily thanks Wray.

Mar 16, 2013
Nauseous without progesterone
by: Wray

Hi Gen It sounds like you are now in the last stages of Peri-menopause, when cycles do become erratic. The average age for Menopause is 51. Quite frankly I would use the progesterone daily through any bleeding. I did and didn't look back, it's impossible to follow a cycle anyway. The Natpro is scent free, deliberately as we didn't want it to interfere with allergies, plus additional perfume someone might want to use. The sunscreen is so good, but it does have Cape Camomile, an essential oil which has healing properties. The Khoisan in South Africa use it for healing wounds etc. Let me know how you get on. Take care Wray

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