Question re: Provera for Abnormal Bleeding and Ovarian Cyst

Hi Wray,

I've been using NatPro for about 9 months and it really has cut down on the length and severity of my periods, until now.

This month, I have experienced heavy, continual bleeding for 13 days in a row, with very large clots. I had an ultrasound done and the dr. discovered an egg-size cyst. She wrote an Rx for Provera to be used for only 3 days to help stop the bleeding.

My question, will taking the Provera for such a short amount of time cause any issues with Estrogen Dominance or any other side effects that I should be aware of? My dr. knows that I use the progesterone cream and is thrilled that it has been working so well to control my periods up until now, however, she thinks I need a super boost of progesterone to control the bleeding that's currently happening.

What are your thoughts on taking the Provera short-term, for 3 days?

Thanks so much for your help!

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Mar 29, 2013
Question re: Provera for Abnormal Bleeding and Ovarian Cyst
by: Wray

Hi there Thanks for trying the Natpro. We do have a page on Ovarian Cysts. Well the one Contraceptive I dislike the most is provera (MPA)! Please look through this page we have on them. It's not progesterone either, but a progestin, plus it has androgenic properties too, see here. The one thing about progestins which is always overlooked, is that they cannot be converted into progesterone metabolites, one of which, allopregnanolone (THP), is probably more important than progesterone itself, see here. A lack of THP causes PMS, see here. I'm delighted your doctor is in favour of progesterone, such a rare find. Heavy bleeding is not just a lack of progesterone though. It can help as you've found, but often needs more. Please consider taking at least 2000mg/day NAC (N-acetyl cysteine), 2000mg/day taurine, 5000iu/day vitamin D, or more if your level is low and 1000mg/day bioflavonoids. The NAC inhibits the MMPs which cause the lining to break down, there's more info on our Menstruation page. Taurine is low in any dysfunctional uterine problem including bleeding, see here. Vitamin D is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant needed by every cell to function normally, please have a test done. And finally bioflavonoids strengthen capillaries, see here and here. The first paper has no abstract, but the second gives a resume of it, done by one of the top nutritional doctors in the States. For more info on vitamin D levels, test kits etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth and Birmingham Hospital. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml (175-250nmol/L) and not the 30ng/ml (75nmol/L) most labs and doctors regard as adequate. The minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although recent research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. Let me know how you get on. Take care Wray

Mar 29, 2013
Question Re: NAC
by: Anonymous

Hi Wray,

Thank you for your response. I'm happy that I went with my gut and didn't start taking the Provera!

I have a question regarding NAC. I have moderate to severe asthma that isn't well controlled. Is it safe to take NAC with this condition?

Or should I avoid NAC and just take the Taurine and continue with the NatPro?

I do take Vitamin D - 5,000 iu's a day. I haven't had my level tested for almost a year but if I recall correctly I do believe it was still a little low at last check. Should I bump my level to 10,000 for awhile?

BTW, I am 45 years old so I realize that the prolonged bleeding could be P-M, however, the development of the cyst along with the bleeding is of concern to me.

Thanks again for your help!

Mar 30, 2013
Question Re: NAC
by: Wray

Hi there Well I'm relieved! And you can take the NAC, it's given for all lung problems, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer, bronchitis, pneumonia, and more. These are a few papers on asthma, see here, here, here, here, here and here. You didn't mention asthma in your first query. Progesterone does help this, but you need about 500mg/day, it's vital for normal respiration too, see here and here. You might like to read this page here too. And these on respiration, see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. Continued below

Mar 30, 2013
Question Re: NAC Part 2
by: Wray

Hi there Finally a lack of vitamin D reduces the benefits of progesterone, but it's also vital for the lungs, see here, here, here and here. Please have a test done, it's most important to find out your level, I suspect it's too low. It could be you need more than 10,000iu per day, you won't know until you have a test done. Take care Wray

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