Should I be using progesterone?

I am 45 years old and have been suffering from (they tell me) metabolic syndrome. I have had high blood preasure since I was 23 and a weight problem for many years also.

Ever since I had my last child and had a tubal ligation I have been suffering with all these things, lots of other stuff too but too many to mention. Now have been diagnosed with Diabetes in the last few years. I was never over weight or had any of these issues until then. Anyway, now I ended up with a complete hysterectomy last March. I have no overies, cervix etc. I have been on the estrogen patch and testosterone cream and am feeling pretty good I guess some issues but am concerned. I have been reading a lot about estrogen dominance with out progesterone but then some say because I have no overies there is no need for progesterone.

That is my question, should I be using progesterone rather than estrogen or with it to help balance everything?

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Oct 28, 2010
Should I be using progesterone?
by: Wray

Hi there Oestrogen without progesterone is dangerous, even without a uterus or ovaries. In fact I don't believe we need extra oestrogen, we have far too much as it is. Please see this excellent website Our Stolen Future. Please see this page we have on HRT. And these papers not yet on the page, which were published Oct 2010, here,here, here,
here and here. I don't think any woman needs extra testosterone either, often given in the mistaken belief it increases libido. There is evidence that it's progesterone responsible for this. We have many men using the progesterone cream who would testify to this. Unfortunately tubal ligations can throw the body into turmoil, and women are not warned about this, please see here. If you should consider using progesterone only, I recommend between 100-200mg/day. It must be in a form that is easily absorbed, for more info please see the page we have on Progesterone application methods. Please read these two pages too, How to use progesterone cream and Menopause. Take care Wray

Nov 02, 2010
Progesterone for weight loss?
by: Lulu

Hi Wray, I had a partial hysterectomy in April (uterus and cervix removed). Since then I have gained a few pounds and a few inches around my waist and don't want it to get any worse. I would like to use the Progesterone for weight loss. How much should I be using?

Nov 04, 2010
Progesterone for weight loss?
by: Wray

Hi Lulu A hyst can send our hormones into turmoil, in spite of leaving the ovaries in. Undoubtedly it's excess oestrogen causing the weight gain. This can also cause Insulin Resistance, please read through this page too. Progesterone is not strictly speaking a weight loss hormone. But it does suppress oestrogen which causes both fat cells to increase and water to be retained. It is also slightly thermogenic, meaning it speeds metabolism slightly. I recommend between 100-200mg/day progesterone, dependant on symptoms. You could experience Oestrogen Dominance to begin with, so please read through this page too. If this should occur, increasing the amount of progesterone you started with should help to lessen the affect, if not eliminate it. Take care Wray

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