Taking Progesterone SUPPOSITORIES 600 MG twice a day!
by Rachel xoxo
Hi, I am a 31 year old woman & new to this site. I was looking up info about progesterone because I was recently started on it by a naturopath (who I am NOT impressed with) and I am having HORRIBLE symptoms. After reading the comments on here & Wray's information, I feel like I know SO much more about what is happening to my body. I have been sooo unbelievably irritable & tired...my husband & kids are ready to lock me up!! I just feel crazy, which is ironic because that's the whole reason I initially went to the natural doctor- because my PMS was making me insane every month!!!
Anyway, the dr. didn't tell me I might bleed in the middle of the month (which I am) or that I might feel like a nut job for the first couple months. He just saw me, talked to me about everyone he's magically helped & sent me on my way with 600 mg suppositories (that's right, I have to insert them rectally!! Twice a day!!!) He claims that cream progesterone is not good enough- your body only absorbs 5%...whereas the suppositories is 95%. Is it just me, or does that seem REALLY far-fetched? Did I mention he sells the suppositories in his office? $90 for 45 of them. I did some research & made some phone calls & found out my insurance actually covers compounded progesterone.
What does everyone think...Wray? Are you there? Help if you are :) Should I switch to cream? Is 600 mg 2x a day excessive? He told me the more PMS symptoms I experience, cramping, irritability, breast tenderness, etc...use more!! Up to 6 a day!!! What should I do? I want to feel normal- this sucks & I can't function like this for much longer. I'm so over this!