Progesterone levels?

by Ivey
(Jasper, GA)

Hello Wray, I purchased Natpro and began using it about 3 days ago. I also recently did a saliva test for progesterone, estrogen and testoterone on day 21 and 22 of my cycle. My cycle starts anywhere from day 30-37. it has been irregular since I had my son 18 months ago.

With my pregnancy I suffered from anxiety, gestational diabetes and yeast infections. After my pregnancy I felt ok until around week 6 after which in two weeks I realized it was PMS. I say PMS, but it was pure terror. I suffered the worst panic attack ever! I went to the doctor and she gave me antidepressants, which did not help. Needless to say I have been on a mission for my wellness. My question is what should my hormone levels be so that when I get my results I can see if I do have a progesterone deficiency, or estrogen dominance?

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Feb 16, 2010
How To Increase Progesterone Levels Naturally In Your Body
by: Anonymous

Imbalances of progesterone levels can occur from multiple conditions such as menopause, pregnancy, adrenal hyperplasia, certain cancers and PMS. The symptoms of this imbalance are relatively small (tender breasts, changes in libido, mood swings, and irregular periods among them) but the toll they can take on our quality of life can be dramatic. Infertility, an increased risk of miscarriage and an increased risk for developing cancer are just a few of the side effects that can come to affect us without the appropriate treatment. However, when hormonal treatment can bring about some of the same symptoms and side effects, what can we do?

Feb 23, 2010
Progesterone levels?
by: Wray

Hi Ivey. They should have tested you on days 23-30, if your cycle is that long. Progesterone peaks about 7-10 days before we bleed, so testing before would not have caught your peak. Such a pity they didn't give you progesterone during your pregnancy. Judging by your symptoms it sounds as if you could have done with it. Progesterone drops after giving birth, affecting up to 25% of us, sounds like you could have done with some afterwards too! Panic attacks are caused by a sharp drop in blood sugar, too much adrenaline and a drop in GABA, one of our most calming neurotransmitters. GABA is difficult to use, but progesterone is often the only thing needed, as it activates the GABA receptor sites. AD's would not have helped. Avoid all foods with sugar, including sweet fruits and starchy foods. I never bother with tests, they can only tell us how much of any one hormone is circulating, they cannot tell how we are actually feeling! But if interested please see this web page. Progesterone can be used to regulate a cycle, please see this page. Take care, Wray

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