Sue - "Power of Positive Thinking"

Hallo Wray, I would like to start by thaking you for your detailed information on your website. I live in Australia, Adelaie SA , AGE 53 years young, I was diagnosed in early 2011 with Breast Cancer
I have undergone a Lumpectomy, Chemo 6 cycles over 6 months, Radiation everyday for 6 weeks.

I have undergone more surgery in August this year for a Reconstruction of Breast with a very painfull Tissue Expander in place. I have one more major surgery due in the New Year "thank god" removel of tissue expander and Implants YEH!
I have a small amount left of Progesterone cream from the compound pharmacy 10% 100MG/G I was using a 1ml syringe which i think was giving me 100mg any way i tryed going up to 400mg and started having severe like labour pains and then started bleeding bright red blood also a heaviness similar to jet lag, so i cut back to 50mg in am and 50mg in PM and stopped bleeding.
My symptons were obscure as i didn't know if they were from side effects no hair, black Nails, skin so dry nothing would absorb, kept voiding every ten minutes, etc. of all chemo and radiation but i just want my life back.

None of my specialist want me on any hormones as i am ESTROGEN + Plus they wanted me to take Tamoxifen i said NO. I really need your advice on how much to use, I am financially strapped at present due to loosing my job in the middle of chemo, but Iam Alive and trying to take control back of my life, could you please consider sending me maybe a sample of Natpro to trial. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

Comments for Sue - "Power of Positive Thinking"

Click here to add your own comments

Dec 13, 2012
Positive Power
by: Penny

Hi Sue, im sure Wray will give you info on the progesterone but I would just like to add that for the high estrogen ask your Dr about Calcium D Glucarate, I use it and its done wonders for me, and over seas they are using it instead of Tamoxifen, so it might be something to look into.
You have been through alot and I to believe in the power of positive thinking too.
Take care

Dec 15, 2012
Sue - "Power of Positive Thinking"
by: Wray

Hi Sue Thanks for the kind words about the site! You have been through a tough time. Did the chemo stop your periods, and was this out of the blue? Or have you still got a regular cycle? Progesterone can upset the cycle initially, but it does settle down. And I've found women in the early stages of menopause can get one, rarely two periods when starting it. It also stimulates oestrogen initially, but if enough is used it suppresses it. That initial burst of oestrogen was enough to set off the MMPs which break down the lining. They're stimulated by oestrogen. We have more info on our Menstruation page. Oestrogen is an excitatory, inflammatory hormone, this together with prostaglandins, cytokines and chemokines, also all inflammatory, cause labour and period pains. So I definitely think it was due to the progesterone shaking things up. I'm relieved you refused the Tamoxifen, although it's called an oestrogen blocker, it is an oestrogen, albeit a mild one, about 1000 times weaker than oestradiol. But nevertheless an oestrogen, so it does increase the risk of endometrial cancer and more because of this. Please see here, here, here and here. Interestingly upregulated dopaminergic activity is known to reduce the risk of cancer. One paper saying ' Evidence for the impact of upregulated dopamine on tumour prevention includes...the virtual suppression of all cancers during pregnancy (when dopamine synthesis increases)', see here. Progesterone increases during pregnancy, but progesterone also increases dopaminergic activity and neurons too, see here. You might be interested to read that giving progesterone ten to thirteen days prior to surgery to remove a cancerous lump, reduces E2-induced proliferation of normal breast epithelial cells. That having a progesterone positive tumour is in fact a good thing, see here. Continued below

Dec 15, 2012
Sue - "Power of Positive Thinking" Part 2
by: Wray

Hi Sue Another interesting fact, Tamoxifen is often given after breast cancer surgery. But research has found only those with >75% progesterone positive cancer showed any response to it, and had an improved recurrence free survival too, see here. Obviously your doctors do not know this, or they wouldn't have offered it to you! They also don't seem to know that progesterone has been used successfully in a number of Cancers. Judging by the way you reacted to the progesterone, I would say your oestrogen is high. And therefore it would be necessary to use the 400mg/day or more. You might like to read this page here. And these comments here and here. We would love to help you, please would you fill in this form here, giving your address. Ask to speak to me and it will be forwarded. Take care Wray

Dec 15, 2012
Positive Power
by: Wray

Hi Penny Thanks for this reminder, I do often recommend it, but forgot to suggest it to Sue. In case she's interested in what it does, I'm pasting a blurb about it. Oestrogen is metabolised in the liver by glucuronic acid, the process is known as glucuronidation. Glucuronidation is one of the major detoxification pathways of the liver. It removes carcinogens, toxins, tumour promoters, the sex hormones ie, the androgens and oestrogens, mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids, aromatic and heterocyclic amines, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, various nitrosamines, drugs, fungi etc. It's then excreted in the bile, but an enzyme in the intestine called beta-glucuronidase reverses the glucuronidation process. It breaks the glucoronide bond between a toxin and glucuronic acid, and releases carcinogens, toxins and excess steroid hormones back into circulation. There's evidence beta-glucuronidase activity is increased in breast and prostate cancer. Calcium D-glucarate inhibits beta-glucuronidase, see here, here, here and here. Incidentally this enzyme is produced by undesirable gut bacteria, supplementing with probiotics suppresses the bacteria, and subsequently the beta-glucuronidase. Silymarin from milk thistle also inhibits beta-glucuronidase, plus it helps the liver detox. It's interesting you've heard it's being used in place of Tamoxifen, I'd not heard that. Take care Wray

Dec 17, 2012
Positive Power
by: Penny

Hi Wray I will try and find the article where I read it and post it on here

Dec 17, 2012
Positive Power
by: Wray

Hi Penny That would be wonderful, many thanks! Take care Wray

Dec 21, 2012
Survivivg Breast Cancer
by: SUE

Hi Penny, thank you for your advice on CALCIUM D GLUCARATE will have to order through Vita Coast as can't get it here in australia. MERRY XMAS !

Dec 21, 2012
Estrogen Positive Breast Cancer
by: Sue

Hi Wray, i have filled out the form with my Address details. You asked me if i still had a cycle.

I had a Merina IUD in place for nearly 2 years so i didnt have any periods, i wanted it out as it made quite sick, couldn't have it taken out whilst having CHEMOTHERAPY due to white cell count being so low and would cause infection, so i waited and now its out.

MY specialist don't know, i am using Progesterone as they said i could only take estrogen blocker and i said NO.

Iam so grateful for your quick response, can't wait to try your NATPRO CREAM XX

Dec 22, 2012
Estrogen Positive Breast Cancer
by: Wray

Hi Sue I was getting concerned you hadn't seen my reply! I should get your email in a day or two, as it has to be forwarded to me. I didn't realise you had the Mirena, that would have made you feel worse. You might like to read these comments here from women who tried it, and the adverse side effects they suffered. I'm relieved you refused the oestrogen blocker, progesterone suppresses oestrogen just as effectively. You might like to see this page here about it's affect on tumour growth in children under a year. They used amounts of 50 to 100mg/kg, equivalent to a 50kg (110lb) woman using 2500-5000mg/day. The tumours regressed, but the healthy cells remained unaffected, with no sign of toxicity. As you can see it's very safe. Take care Wray

Dec 27, 2012
Natpro
by: Wray

Hi Sue Something seems to have gone awry with your form filling! But your second one of the 27th has come through, and 3 tubes were shipped to you today. One thing I forgot to mention to you, please do the questionnaire on the right hand side of the web page. There is a once off offer of a 30% discount on any amount of tubes. Although we do give the same discount for 20 tubes with no limit to how many times it's done. Many women take advantage of this and share with family or friends. Maybe you have someone you could share with? Take care Wray

Feb 04, 2013
THANK YOU
by: Sue

Hello Wray, i received the progesterone cream, i am so grateful to you Thank you so much.

I have been ill with Pluerisy in Hospiatl so i was unable to make contact with you, the only issue at present is insomnia and no energy.

I did notice there is a Energy Formula that you have, do you think it would help me, quite costly though, i have tryed the Calcium D-Glcarate
and it made me bloat and feel really sick so have not had any more.

Doctors have said i need to build up my immune system which i am having trouble with.
I would appreciate any information from you, that could help me.


THANK YOU SO MUCH
Sue


Feb 06, 2013
THANK YOU
by: Wray

Hi Sue I'm so pleased it arrived safely. I'm concerned you had pleurisy, it means your vitamin D is low. In fact I'm amazed I didn't ask you to have a test done. A lack of vitamin increases the risk of over 20 different cancers. I don't know what made me forget to ask you to have the test and to take it too. You need to get your level up very high, at least 100ng/ml or 250nmol/L. 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. Vitamin D is a potent antioxidant/anti-inflammatory, helpful, in fact vital for cancer, see here, here, here, here and here. These are excellent videos to watch too, see here, here and here. And any lung problems too. Please try the Ca D-glucarate again, but take a very small dose. It detoxes us which is why you felt so awful. You had a huge amount of poisons pumped into your system after the cancer, they are still there. The only way to get rid of it is with a detox. Ironic the doctors say you have to build up your immune system, having killed it off! The Energy Boost would help, we also have an anti-inflammatory too, see our page on Inflammation. It does seem costly, but the doses are very much higher than those found in any capsule. I worked out it's over 10 times cheaper than buying all the ingredients in capsules at the same dosage found in the EB. But please have a vitamin D test done, and take are least 20,000iu per day until your level is very high, then reduce to 5000iu per day. Take care Wray

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Progesterone faq.


Search over 7,500 pages on this site...