Should I use progesterone cream?

by Amanda
(Ohio)

I am a 26 year old female. I took depo provera injections for 3 years(aged 17-20). So, being that I've been off for 6 years you would think that it would be out of my system and I would be symptom free. I'm still losing my hair, I have recurrent yeast/BV infections. No libido which is affecting my relationship heavily. Vaginal dryness, irritability. The works. Would this help me? And would it be okay to take with birth control pills? That was my gyno's solution to my problem...
Is this early menopause? I have a prominent history of breast and ovarian cancer as well, would progesterone make it worse? Any information is greatly appreciated.

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Feb 03, 2013
Should I use progesterone cream?
by: Wray

Hi Amanda It would be out of your body now. What has probably occurred is it's upset your reproductive cycle, all drug based Contraceptives have the potential to harm. We do have a page on Hair Loss which gives a list of nutrients which help it grow again. We also have a page on Candida which covers some of the other pathogens too. Oestrogen increases glycogen in the vagina, which fungi thrive on. Progesterone is protective. Although oestrogen gels are normally given for vaginal dryness and inflammation, progesterone applied inside the vagina does help. It's a potent anti-inflammatory. We also have a page on Libido too. It goes into the possible causes and remedies. Interestingly progesterone plays a big role, so too does dopamine. We have many men using progesterone to raise theirs. I wouldn't advise taking the BCP, it will have the same affect as the MPA you once used. In fact many BCP's contain MPA. Contraceptives lower progesterone levels, see here. And no it's not early menopause! Unless your mother went into it this early. Daughters tend to follow their mothers. If you can find out when yours did, it would give you a clue when you will. Have you personally had breast and ovarian cancer, as that's how it reads to me. Or do you mean family members have? In either event, a lack vitamin D increases the risk, please have a test done. 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. Continued below

Feb 03, 2013
Should I use progesterone cream? Part 2
by: Wray

Hi Amanda We do have a page on Cancer you could look through. You'll see progesterone has been used successfully in many cases. Please read through this page here too. Take care Wray

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