by Dawn
(Wadley, Alabama, USA)

I am married now for eight years. I was diagnosed with fibroids in 2001. Had a myomectomy done in 2003. Got pregnant in January 2005 amd miscarried in March 2005.

My fibroids grow back and the Ob/GYN recommended a hysterectomy. I changed doctors and did a UFE in January 2009. I am now 42 and still hoping for a child but now my period is non existent since the UFE. I also suffered with endometriosis since 14 years old.

Does lack of progesterone have something to do with this and my lack of a period now?

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Apr 15, 2010
by: Wray

Hi Dawn. Both fibroids and endo are stimulated by oestrogen, which usually indicates low progesterone. Please see here. And

The miscarriage could have been caused by a combination of the fibroids, endo and lack of progesterone. I can't tell if the progesterone will bring your period back, but it did help one woman who's period had stopped due to chemo, please see here.

I certainly think it's worth a try. Although I normally recommend between 100-200mg/day, I feel you'll need the higher amount, if not more to get it going again. If you do decide to try it, and you use the Natpro, you will need 6ml/day or 1.2 tsp to get 200mg progesterone. One tube will last you 10 days. As you have no period use the average of 28 days. Which means you will use the cream for 14 days and then stop it for 14 days, your own cycle will assert itself once it gets going. For more info on how to use progesterone see here.

UFE is offered to women in preference to a hysterectomy, which you understandably didn't want. But it's also offered to those who don't want to become pregnant, obviously you were not told this. As menopause occurs in 1 to 5% of women, although this seems to occur in women who are older than 45. In the majority of women the cycle does start again. The progesterone should help it start, if anything will. Both endo and fibroids indicate severe inflammation, please have a vitamin D test done, and if low take 5000-10000iu's per day. Also consider taking 1600mg/day arginine and 1800mg/day N-acetyl cysteine, this usually reverses the inflammation and gets the ovaries going again. Please see here.

Although the following papers are on PCO, it gives you an idea of how effective arginine and cysteine are in combating inflammation and helping the ovaries.
Take care, Wray

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