(Using) Natural Progesterone cream & Fibroids
Hi Wray, I just discovered your site this week, so I am new to your forum. I live in Ireland and the only help on offer for peri-menopause/menopause are HRT and anti-depressants; there is no saliva testing, only blood testing, so you can imagine the frustration one feels in light of the information gleaned from books like 'The Wisdom of Menopause' by Dr. Christiane Northrup, & 'What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause' by Dr. John R. Lee.
Having first read these books approximately 2 years ago, it wasn't until I found a lump the size of a golf ball in my right breast that I hurried to order natural progesterone cream from the internet; this was in February 2010, and I am only sorry that I had not ordered it sooner; in fact, I wish I had known about it from, at least, my late 30's early 40's. Happily, my lump was a cyst, and it was drained, but I have found natural progesterone cream so beneficial for relieving breast tenderness/pain.
At 53 years of age I still have a monthly period that, thankfully, have become less heavy/clotty since using the cream so the benefits have been great. However, I had an abdominal ultra sound this week, as I have been experiencing difficulty urinating for some time; this manifests itself as a difficulty experienced on my first urination in the morning which I can only pass by intense urging/pushing, and then I need to go constantly throughout the day; often waking a couple of times in the night also. Anyway, I was told that there is a "large, abnormal lump on/in my uterus", and I have been referred to a gynaecologist for further testing, though I have been told that it may be fibroids.
Which leads me to my question: the cream that I have been using is Pro-Gest, and I was looking around online to see if I could find a stronger natural progesterone cream & that is how I found your site, and I am giving consideration to ordering your cream which seems to be higher in natural progesterone; I did your questionnaire and got a result of 65, or 68, though many of my answers were more pertinent to the time before I started using Pro-Gest. However, since I have developed what, at this point, are believed to be fibroids, it seems that I must still be low in progesterone, so I would really appreciate your advice on this matter, and could you clarify if your cream has a higer natural progesterone content than Pro-Gest has?
Might I just, finally, add that during the course of this Irish summer I suffered from quite extreme hayfever, and every month in the lead up to my period, I would develop a cold sore and conjunctive eyes in response to cutting my lawns; it has felt as if my immune system has become extremely low as I move deeper into peri-menopause, because illnesses/allergies that were only a rare occurance in my earlier life have now become the norm, and my sinus issues are now creating problems. Any advice would be very much appreciated.
Many thanks in advance.