Twice a day or spread out the dose?

by Bonnie
(Alberta, Canada)

If I decide to increase my dose from 1 tsp to 1.5 tsp, should I spread it out during the day (3 x day) or should I use it twice a day & increase the amount then? I don't want to wash it off in the shower.

When you first started using progesterone Wray, at 20-40 mg a day, did your symptoms get worse and fluctuate or did they improve steadily over the course of the six months it took for your symptoms to go? Did you just endure the symptoms and just hope that it would go eventually? Six months is a long time to wait unless you saw improvements in some areas and was sure that things would get better.

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Jul 19, 2011
Twice a day or spread out the dose?
by: Wray

Hi again Bonnie I would suggest spreading the amount, although if inconvenient, larger amounts can be rubbed in twice a day. Progesterone is absorbed with a few minutes of applying the cream, so unless you shower immediately after applying it, it won't matter. Although I do recommend putting it on after a shower or bath. The skin is warm and it's absorbed better. My early days of using progesterone are a bit of a haze! I was first given a yam cream, so knowing no better started rubbing it in. Well the hot flushes started then with a vengeance! After phoning the company making it I found they were selling the yam extract as progesterone. They've since been rapped over the knuckles. I then found one made by a compounding pharmacy which did work, well it certainly helped the hot flushes, as those went in 2 weeks not to return. Except when I ran out as I hadn't ordered it in time, that was enough to convince me I needed it! I was so depressed at the time I have no way of telling whether any of my symptoms got worse initially. I also had not heard of oestrogen dominance, I had no one to ask advice of either. The doctor who ran my initial blood test was happy for me to use progesterone, but knew as much as I did at that stage. We'd both read the same book about it, one by Leslie Kenton called 'Passage to Power'. It was only later that I got to read Dr Lee's and Dr Dalton's books. So I just persevered, at least the hot flushes had gone. But over time the depression began to lift, my nails began growing, the dizziness left me, etc, etc. I was actually amazed as I'd put all my symptoms down to getting older. So whether I had oestrogen dominance or not I really don't know. I was in such a bad way I don't think I would have noticed if I had. Because I was using such a low amount of progesterone it did take 6 months for all my symptoms to go, which is why I recommend far higher amounts initially. The last symptom to go was my short term memory loss. I thought I had early onset senile dementia! So please use the higher amount to overcome your symptoms. There's no point in slogging it out over 6 months. Take care Wray

Jul 19, 2011
NATPRO
by: Anonymous

Wray, But I thought Natpro was made from yam too. I thought it used to be made from soy and is now made from yam. I didn't think progesterone made from yam was a bad thing. Could you tell me?

Jul 20, 2011
NATPRO
by: Wray

Hi there Natpro does contain progesterone synthesised from yam sterols. But the cream I was sold was not progesterone, but a yam extract. In other words it contained the plant sterol, and not progesterone. Hope this clears up the confusion. Take care Wray

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