Symptoms of menopause for 10 years

by Katrina
(Australia)

I suffered from LOADS of symptoms of menopause for 10 years in my late 30's but my doctors (more than one male and female) were determined to tell me I had a virus and my hormone levels were 'fine' within the 'range'.

Finally the skin on my legs and torso started to go numb. My doctor gave me a referral to a neurosurgeon ( suspecting MS symptoms I wager). With the referral to the specialist, I was given the 3 page blood test result to take with me. I got to the hormone level bizzo page and saw that the Estrogen was all but 2 points below the highest possible level and my progesterone was 5 points from non existent. My research mentioned the ratio has to be correct not just within a range & that progesterone has a role to play in fat and nerve function, somehow.

This cream has corrected that ratio and it's lovely to use. Within 2 days of using the cream a little bit 3 times a day the numbness was GONE. I've started to lose weight because my appetite has drastically reduced. I don't have to constantly graze or stuff my face. Thank you for a quality product in a quality cream. Any chance you could put a nozzle on it which measures 5 gram increments?

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Mar 22, 2011
Symptoms of menopause for 10 years
by: Wray

Hi Katrina I'm so delighted the cream has helped you! It appears you had peripheral neuropathy, and progesterone does help this, see here. This paper is a bit obscure, as it doesn't mention progesterone, but it is a neurosteroid. These papers here, here, here and here
explain it's role. We have thought of using a pump dispenser, but that adds quite a considerable amount to the packaging costs, so abandoned the idea. The amount I recommend is 100-200mg/day dependant on symptoms. These vary so much with each individual, it would be impossible to know what amount to dispense. Some only need 10mg to 100mg/day, ie men, but I have a few women using 500-600mg/day as they have severe symptoms. We do have more info on our page How to use progesterone cream. Incidentally progesterone does help MS, as it regenerates the myelin sheath. You live in Australia, I'm concerned you are not getting enough sun due to the policy of covering up, and therefore getting insufficient vitamin D. This is also critical for nerve health, in fact there's reason to believe a lack leads to MS, see here and here. For more info on vitamin D please see the Vitamin D council and GrassrootsHealth websites. Take care Wray


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