starting natpro

by jennifer
(south africa)

i am a 45 yr old woman who has never procreated.
i have 3 tubes of natpro waiting in the wings, and i have read all the relevant info on your site, but am still confused as to:
1) when to start using the cream
2) how much to use
3) how often to use it

but first, some history...
i bleed monthly now that i am off Yaz. i have had 6 periods since stopping Yaz in march this year, which i was on for +- 1 year due to hectic ‘sebaceous’ cysts under/on my breasts and under my arms. these cysts started appearing in my early 40’s.

my cycle is roughly a 22-24 day cycle, with heavy bleeding the 1st couple of days.

i quit yaz, even though it cleared up the cysts 100%, as i feared it was the cause of my recent radical mood swings, over emoting and general malaise.
i am no better 6 months later...AND the cysts have returned with a vengeance; so much so that i went for hormone tests this week, the results of which show a progesterone level of 16 n/m per litre (i was 15 days into my cycle when the tests were done on monday 3rd sept) this normal?

i am loathe to go back onto the pill to treat the cysts, and am trusting, based on recommendations, that natpro can solve both my lack of lust for life and the cyst problem.

i am keen to start using the cream asap, but as mentioned, am unsure as to when exactly to start using it.
please contact me if you need more info from me or from my doctor who did the tests.

many thanks

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Sep 06, 2012
starting natpro
by: Wray

Hi Jennifer I'm relieved you've stopped the Contraceptive, even if it had cleared the cysts for you. High testosterone will cause these cysts, the pill, by stopping or slowing the reproductive cycle, prevents testosterone rising. But it can cause other adverse symptoms, one of which is to affect mood. Progesterone does suppress testosterone. If bound to SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) testosterone becomes inactive, progesterone raises levels of SHBG, see here, so preventing the rise of free testosterone. SHBG drops if sugars are eaten, even those found in all grains, legumes, dairy and sweet starchy fruits and vegetables. Fructose, sucrose and glucose, reduce SHBG by 80, 50 and 40% respectively, see here. Thereby allowing testosterone to rise. It's best to avoid all the foods and sugars mentioned. Progesterone varies between 15.9 - 63.6 nmol/L during the luteal phase, and is less than 3.18 nmol/L during the follicular phase. It should always be tested mid-luteal phase, i.e. ±7 days after ovulation or before bleeding. So day 15 was perfect for you, as you have a relatively short cycle. They range from 21 days to 35 days. We do have a page on Hormone Testing you might like to look through. Progesterone should be used from ovulation, which in your case is ± days 8-10. We do have more info on our page How to use progesterone cream. You could be entering Peri-menopause, or already in it, so please read through this page too. and finally please read our page on Oestrogen Dominance. We do have a distributor in SA who could give you advice, her name is Joy. If you'd like to contact her, please do so via her website here. Take care Wray

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