Progesterone - no period

by Vanessa
(England)

Hello
I have been using 200mg of NatPro since day 7 of my period (which was when I received it) as my periods have been a little bit irregular I decided to use it for 3 months everyday which you recommend. I am now on day 32 and have had no period, is this right? I have never gone this long without a period, will the progesterone stop it?
I would appreciate your comments.
Thank you very much.
Vanessa x

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May 12, 2013
Progesterone - no period
by: Wray

Hi Vanessa When first starting progesterone it can make it earlier or later than normal, it's nothing to worry about as it does settle in time. There's more info on our page How to use progesterone cream. It can be erratic too when using it on a daily basis, again it's nothing to worry about. Some women find it doesn't affect their cycle, others do. Age can have something to do with it too, as once in Peri-menopause they do become erratic. I've found 400mg/day and more are needed to stop bleeding. Take care Wray x

Jun 04, 2013
Breast enlargement
by: Vanessa

Hello Wray

Thank you for your reply. I have been using Natpro for two months now 200mg every day. I had my period eventually after about 50 days and it was normal. I have noticed that my breasts have increased in size and are very tender and sore most of the time, is this ok... I'm pleased with the size as I was only a B cup but wanted to know if this is still estrogen dominance. I am still depressed and anxious most of the time but that's probably conditioned behaviour. What do you think about he breast increase?

Thank you

Vanessa xxx

Jun 05, 2013
Breast enlargement
by: Wray

Hi Vanessa I'm delighted your period eventually came and was normal when it did. Yes the enlarged and Tender Breasts are still an Oestrogen Dominance sign. Hopefully the depression and Anxiety will lift with the progesterone, but you could consider taking some of the nutrients listed on the page I've given. Please have a vitamin D test done, as depression etc can be caused by a low level, plus a lack reduces the benefits of progesterone. For more info on vitamin D levels, test kits etc see the following websites, Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth and Birmingham Hospital. 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. Take care Wray

Sep 08, 2013
Progesterone
by: Vanessa

Hi Wray
I have now been using NatPro at 200mg a day for 3 months without a break and recently I have been getting just one hair that grows on my chin. My menstrual migraines are not helped by the cream bit other migraines are a bit. I am sweating a lot all over. I suffer from anxiety / depression which I go have for many years, which never goes. I suffer a lot with my stomach which I think is probably IBS but its not confirmed and I have food phobias, I have no appetite and drink a lot of coca cola instead. I am 41 now and just feel I'm getting worse and worse. I sleep a lot and don't really want to get up. D you think upping my dose might help me, would it help with energy.
Thank you
Vanessa xxx

Sep 10, 2013
Progesterone
by: Wray

Hi Vanessa The cause of all your problems is the coca-cola, please stop this. Whether it contains fructose/sucrose or the toxic synthetic sweeteners, it is damaging your health. And the reason you don't have any appetite. It doesn't surprise me you have gut and depression problems too. If it contains sugar there is nothing more damaging to our health than this. Excess sugar in any form leads to glycation. This occurs when a sugar molecule binds to a protein or lipid molecule without the control of an enzyme. This impairs the function of the molecule, leading to advanced glycation endproducts or AGEs, see here. This results in oxidative stress, see here. Which in turn leads to inflammation, see here and here. Resulting in many of our inflammatory diseases, which are the end result of long term oxidative stress. The bad bacteria living in your gut are having a field day, but they will outnumber the good bacteria and your health will suffer, particularly the immune system. You might like to see this video here. Or if they are sweetened with some artificial sweetener it will be equally toxic, see here and here. If you stop this and begin eating organic food you'll find many of your issues will go. And the 200mg/day progesterone will be enough. It is so essential to have a vitamin D test done, I'm sure your level is too low. A low level reduces the benefits of progesterone, if too low the progesterone will not work effectively. We do have a page on Migraines you could look through. Take care Wray

Sep 10, 2013
Coca Cola
by: Vanessa

Wray

Thank you for your reply... I think I have known coca cola is my problem for years. I use it to self medicate against the anxiety and depression but its taken over. I take medication for the depression/anxiety and have been in and out of therapy for years but have never really got better... The coca cola was another way to try to medicate myself... I am now addicted to it and am frightened to eat properly... I don't like eating anymore and have used the excuse that I have to drink the coke instead to get the calories I need. It's taken over my life and I don't know how to change as I'm frightened to.

Vanessa x

Sep 11, 2013
Coca Cola
by: Wray

Hi Vanessa I used to have depression and anxiety, so know how you feel. But thank heavens the progesterone stopped it. I feel you will need more than the 200mg/day now I know about the coke. Progesterone does help blood glucose to stabilise, whereas oestrogen upsets it, see here. Please consider taking a complex we make which helps blood glucose, it feeds the cells with nutrients they need, plus reverses the Insulin Resistance I feel you now have. Excess sugar in any form desensitises the cells to insulin. The complex helps correct this. It contains a large amount of glutamine, the brain, the cells lining the gut and the muscles can convert it to glucose, but very slowly so it doesn't give a sugar shock. I beg of you have a vitamin D test done, as I'm sure yours is too low. This upsets blood glucose too, causes insulin resistance and depression and anxiety. Birmingham Hospital send out test kits for £25 and the results back by email. If you'd like to chat to someone in the UK about progesterone and vitamin D, please contact Julienne via her website here. She's a very compassionate person, I used her shoulder to cry on almost daily before I discovered progesterone. I think if you get your vitamin D level up high, take the complex and increase the progesterone to 400mg/day before you try reducing the coke, I feel these will help. Please continue using the progesterone every day until you're stable enough to follow your cycle. Stopping before stable will cause oestrogen to rise again, and symptoms will become worse. Once you feel all the nutrients are helping, you could begin reducing the coke by adding a bit of sparkling water to each glass. Please keep in touch. Take care Wray

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