Reflux

by Jenifer
(Minneapolis MN)

I feel like since starting progesterone cream it has caused reflux. Is it possible it relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter? I am taking 160 mg per day -- 60mg in the morning and evening and 40 mg in the afternoon. Do I decrease the dose? I was trying to get rid of hot flashes and the lower doses weren't helping.

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Aug 22, 2014
Reflux
by: Joy

Hi Jenifer

You are not using enough cream for your Hot Flushes, usually 400-500mg per day is needed for 4-6 days, or until they ease, you can then slowly start to reduce the amount of cream used to a level that suits you. Using too little creates Estrogen Dominance symptoms. Excess estrogen can cause water retention, in the sphincters too. If swollen with water, they cannot close tightly, which allows acid to enter the oesophagus, or in the case of the bladder sphincter, urine to leak. Try applying the cream to your entire oesophagus, particularly where it enters the stomach.

Hope this helps.

Aug 22, 2014
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by: Anonymous

Thanks Joy. That's a lot of cream. Seems hard to do. What kind do you suggest. And do you mean putting the cream on my neck and back? And by the way. I eat really well. Plant based. No grains. No meat. So I know it isn't my diet.

Aug 25, 2014
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by: Joy

Hi Jenifer

Yes it is a lot of cream, but it is only for a short period as mentioned, then you can reduce. It is best to use a cream that has the correct progesterone concentration, there are so many creams on the market today, but most of them them do not have the correct concentration. The cream can be used anywhere on the body and relief is often felt if used on the problem area. I am a firm believer of eating meat, we need the protein! If you are eating legumes, humous, lentils etc, do be careful as they are all phytoestrogens which affects estrogen levels. If you have not read the How to use Progesterone Cream page, please do as it explains things in more detail.

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