Should I begin using progesterone cream?

by Suzanna
(Chapel Hill, NC)

I am a 41-year-old woman with 2 children ages 9 and 11. I have always been and continue to be an active runner and try to eat healthy.

I've used the birth-control-pill since I was 17 and did not have any problems conceiving my 2 children, nor did I have painful periods as a young girl. I did have more lip hair than I wanted and excessive oily facial skin that had a tendency to break out. I chose to wax my lip and by the time I was in my 30's I out-grew the excessive oily facial skin.

In 2005, I decided to no longer take the pill, thanks to my husband having a vasectomy. Shortly after getting off the pill, I began having strange symptoms; crazy dreams I was dying, mood swings and severe dry skin to the point I began breaking out. I thought all of this was because we were living in Germany due to my husbands work. We moved back to the States in June of 2006. In 2008, I began having additional symptoms; hot flashes, more strange dreams, low libido, more mood swings, breaking out to the point I had to see a Dermatologist. Per the Dermatologist, I began using Atralin Gel for my face due to "adult acne and because my skin was not exfoliating itself, etc".

July of 2009, I was diagnosed with Endometriosis and was told to begin taking YAZ, I also opted for Laparoscopic surgery. Today, September 23, 2009, my OBGYN informed me my blood work shows; I am Pre-Menopausal or Peri-Menopausal, my Estrogen is great, my Progesterone is showing I am no longer ovulating. She said I may not be ovulating because I had just recently decided to quit taking YAZ due to my symptoms becoming magnified while on the YAZ.

This August, I learned about your product and website from a lady I met while my family and I were on summer vacation. She went on and on about the positive effects the Progesterone Cream has on our hormones, etc.

I take multi-vitamins daily which include: Antioxidants, Lutein, Lycopene, Selenium, Co Enzyme Q-10, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, B-100, Calcium Magnesium plus Vitamin D, Very Green (a combination of concentrated greens) and B-12 with Folic Acid and B-6.

I've also read about Brevail and wonder if I should take that in addition to using the Progesterone Creme?

Thank you so much in advance for your response.

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Sep 26, 2009
Should I begin using progesterone cream?
by: Wray

Hi Suzanna 20 years is a long time to take the pill! It's no wonder you had withdrawal symptoms coming off it. The additional symptoms you had in 2008 are some of those experienced in peri-menopause. P-M can start 10 years before menopause, the average age of which is 51. I'm relieved you stopped taking the YAZ, for interest you might like to see this web page on contraceptives.

If you should ever come across the lady who recommended progesterone to you, please thank her for me! I wish more people would spread the word. We do have a web page on peri-menopause you might like to look at.

And I would ask you to do the questionnaire, not that I doubt you will be helped by progesterone, but for your own information. The questionnaire is accessed in the right hand margin of this page.

All the vitamins etc you take are good, but I would caution taking the Ca/Mg unless you have a hair analysis done. Too much of these minerals, or if they get out of balance with each other can cause depression, reactive hypoglycaemia and diabetes. One of the reasons is an imbalance with vitamin D, a lack of which can cause diabetes. Please see this web site and scroll down to Type 2 diabetes. There is also mention of acne in the article.

I've just helped a woman of 56 who had bad acne which started after using a bio-identical oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone cream. I asked her to use a high dose of progesterone cream only, and also asked her to take 100mg/day zinc which she's done for 3 months now. The acne has gone. Oestrogen suppresses zinc levels, increases copper, progesterone raises zinc, suppresses copper. A zinc deficiency can cause acne, one of the reasons teenage boys suffer far more from it than girls. Most of the zinc they consume goes to make sperm. Lignans are mildly oestrogenic, so block oestrogen receptor sites. They also prevent angiogenesis, please see this paper.

This is an alternative source for them with more information.

I'm puzzled they say you're oestrogen is great. If you have endo it's obviously higher than it should be. Oestrogen stimulates endo, please see this web page.

A better option to the lignans for controlling oestrogen is Indole 3 Carbinol, please see this web page.

This is a long winded way of saying I think you would benefit from trying progesterone! But before you do please look at this web page. Take care.

Sep 27, 2009
Looking forward to using progesterone cream
by: Suzanna

Thank you for your reply. I did the questionnaire and scored a 31. I realized at that time I most likely have a progesterone deficiency, however, I wanted to hear back from you prior to ordering the cream. I have ordered the progesterone creme and am looking forward to trying it and seeing the results. Based on what I have read on your website, I am confident I will see an overall improvement in all the areas where I am having problems.

Thank you again.

Sep 29, 2009
Should I begin using progesterone cream?
by: Wray

HI Suzanna. Thanks for getting back to me. I do hope it helps you, I see no reason why not. But please read that page on oestrogen dominance before you attempt it! Take care.

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