Still Confused, just started Progesterone Cream
by Paul A Bennema
(Chicago, Illinois USA)
When I turned 63 I was diagnosed with early stage Prostate cancer. That was in July of '06. I did not want the operation to remove the prostate so the Doctor and I agreed that we would start watching and waiting and see if the cancer would progress on its own. I will now be 68 this year.
I have been on Proscar for the last 4 and 1/2 years and the cancer has not progressed however my sex drive has dropped by about 80% along with any real interest which is a side effect of the medicine. My PSA reading has dropped from over 9 to the middle 2's. (checked every 6 months). My last reading in Dec. '10 was 1.42.
Because of side effects I decided to stop Proscar (Finasteride) 35 days ago and replace it with Progesterone cream. I have been reading about it extensively and came across your website.
I plan to see my regular doctor next week to request a saliva hormone test because there is alot of info suggesting that you have to know where you are with your hormones before adding others like testosterone.
The question I have and what I am confused about is that the famous hormone specialist, the late Dr. John Lee states that men should take about 10 MG a day where you keep saying that up 100 MG a day or maybe more is ok for a man.
Can you just lell me how safe progesterone cream is for men and can I take 100MG a day (or more) and for how long? I have been feeling lousy at times with the cream which I think it is because of the estrogen dominence. I don't know what signs to look for when I am finally in control of the estrogen. Why is Dr. Lee so conservative?
Thank You For Your Help!!