Progestorone cream and hasimotos thyroditis

by Debbie
(Hollywood)

I am in menopause and have been so afraid to start anything but I am so so fatigued and have gained weight. I do have low progestorone levels as well as estogen levels. I started a bio identical progestorone cream no perservatives all natural and I find myself sweating more. I also have hasimotos thyroditis, I don't want to take thyroid medicine. Do you think kelp iodine and tyrosine would help. whats your opinion. Thank you. Sincerely,
Debbie

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Mar 18, 2011
I would like to be contacted when Wray has responded
by: judy

I am interested in this topic please let me know when Wray has responded to this question.


Mar 21, 2011
Thyroid
by: Eve

I personally have been able to come off thyroid medication all together. I turned "hypo" after coming off the BCP for 20 years. I felt deep inside myself this was only a symptom to the complete hormonal imbalance and I was determined that it would be temporary. Because like you, I wanted to avoid the Rx. I used bio-identical progesterone,iodine and Armour thyroid for over a year. I then found out about a theory of cellular deficiency. This theory dates back to the 1800's. I added this natural treatment to my therapy and after about 2-3 weeks of adding "cell" or "tissue" salts (homeopathic - minerals also called Schueller (sp?) salts), I no longer needed thyroid medication. I knew because I started having "hyper" symptoms. I went to the doc had bloodwork done and sure enough, I was being over stimulated with my thyroid meds (Armour). I tried lowering the dose and it just would not stop the symptoms until I stopped all together. I now take cell salts each day. I also used a cell salt on my dog to heal an eye wound that the vet could not heal with antibiotics and medication. It healed in about a week (after trying meds for over a month). We avoided a $1200 surgery and a boatload of trauma on my dear 4-legged friend. There are alternative answers, we have to have enough pain to seek them....and a willingness to go "OUTSIDE" the box. Best wishes to you! Peace! Eve


Mar 25, 2011
Progestorone cream and hasimotos thyroditis
by: Wray

Hi Debbie Don't be afraid, progesterone has a long history of safe use. Dr Dalton used it in the 1940's! She used amounts far higher than is ever recommended by others, up to 2400mg/day. It's from her advice, using it myself, plus all the thousands I've helped with it, that I also recommend a high amount. Between 100-200mg/day, dependant on symptoms. I've found the more oestrogen present the worse the Oestrogen Dominance symptoms. So please preserve, please use sufficient. Too little merely ramps up oestrogen levels. If you think you're short of iodine, buy a tincture. Use the dropper to make a ±3cm circle on your inner arm. If it fades in a few hours you do need it, if it takes days you don't. If it fades quickly, keep applying the tincture until it takes days to go, then stop. I believe you need vitamin D above everything else, please have a test done. For more info see the Vitamin D council and GrassrootsHealth websites. This is an excellent video to watch too, see here. A lack of vitamin D is found in all autoimmune diseases, see here, here and here. Dendritic cells are implicated in the initiation of autoimmune diseases, vitamin D inhibits their production, see here. Progesterone also inhibits dendritic cells, whereas oestradiol increases them, see here here. In all the autoimmune diseases I've looked at, a high level of oestrogen is observed and low progesterone. Or the ratio of the two hormones is skewed, it's essential to make progesterone the dominant hormone. From Saliva Tests we run, we've found the ratio should be 600:1 and over to feel well. I've run out of space, so will start a new comment below. Take care Wray

Mar 25, 2011
Progestorone cream and hasimotos thyroditis
by: Wray

Hi again Debbie Inflammation is the end result of long term oxidative stress. The stress can be caused by emotional or physical trauma, and nutritional or environmental pollutants. In most cases it is something of everything. Oxidative stress is behind the autoimmune diseases, usually as a result of low vitamin D, and/or the other antioxidants. High prolactin is implicated too, see here. Oestrogen stimulates prolactin production too, please see here. The prolactin/dopamine connection interests me, as excess prolactin suppresses dopamine, the converse is true. Please have a prolactin test done. The precursor to dopamine is the amino acid tyrosine, if there is a lack of this amino or protein in the diet, dopamine drops and prolactin rises. Tyrosine is also the precursor to the two thyroid hormones T3 and T4. It's also the precursor to the two stress hormones adrenaline and noradrenaline, so demands on tyrosine are very high! Particularly if stress is being experienced, as stress drops dopamine levels, because tyrosine is being used to make the stress hormones. This of course also impacts on the thyroid, a vicious cycle. For more info on tyrosine and how to take it please see our page on Anxiety. I'm not sure of your age, but please look at these two pages we have on Peri-menopause and Menopause. Take care Wray



Mar 25, 2011
I would like to be contacted when Wray has responded
by: Wray

Hi Judy If you clicked the notify me link you should see my answer to Debbie. Take care Wray

Mar 25, 2011
Thyroid
by: Wray

Hi Eve Lovely advice, I've also used tissue salts to good effect, as have friends. Take care Wray

Mar 25, 2011
Cell Salts
by: Judy

Eve, do you need a prescription for the cell salts? Where do you get yours from? Also i just googled and there are several different cell salt formula. Which one do you take. I stopped taking thyroid meds and want to stay on track and keep my thyroid healthy. I am very interested in the homeopathic cell salts.

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