Returning Symptoms

by Tina

This is the first time I have ever posted anything private about myself, but I would like to connect with women who may have faced some similar problems.

I am 45 years old, a single mother of 3 young sons and a full time college student. Most of the time there is enough stress in my life to admit myself to a "Funny Farm"! My periods have been so heavy over the past 5 years, that I had to buy "Depend's Briefs", to wear overnight. After a thorough exam, my docter told me I was probably going through Peri- Menopause and gave me a prescription of Progesterone Pills along with Iron due to my Anemia. After I researched the Progesterone, I found that the side effects were worse than the problems I was having to begin with. So I refused to take it.

I then turned to Progesterone Creme, which was initially like a miracle. I use 30mg/day, beginning with the 10th day of my cycle, but now the old symptoms are kreeping back. I am tired, have trouble concentrating and just have this feeling of depression and general lack of energy.

Does anyone have any advice? Can I increase the Progesterone safely? I have read that higher dosages of Progesterone can cause fatigue - something I really don't need any more of! I would greatly appreciate some advice and feedback. Thanks!

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Jan 04, 2010
Returning Symptoms
by: Wray

Hi Tina. I can empathise with your need to to go to a funny farm! I'm relieved you did not take the 'progesterone' pills, which incidentally are not progesterone, but a synthetic progestin. The reason the cream is not working is the dose, it's far too low. If symptoms are severe between 100-200mg/day is needed, anything less won't help. I have never experienced myself or come across someone who felt more fatigued using a high dose progesterone in the 14 years I've been advising. The reverse in fact. I had chronic fatigue which cleared up once I started the cream. For more info please see this web page. Take care, Wray

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