Vanessa

by Vanessa
(UK)

Hello

I was put on bio identical estrogen and progesterone for depression and felt better on the estrogen but when put on the progesterone, which was cyclogest I felt suicidal very quickly and stopped taking it. I had to stop the estrogen as you cannot stay on it for three months without progesterone. I was surprised the cyclogest made me feel like this as I'd taken natpro before and felt ok. The gynaecologist said I was intolerant to progesterone and that was probably why I felt depressed. Does anyone have any comments or advice about this?

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Sep 15, 2016
Vanessa
by: Joy

Hi Vanessa

Well the estrogen will certainly add to depression, there are well over 100 estrogen mimics in our environment as it is, why take more. Using the two together would cause a war, both competing, both wanting to become the dominant hormone! It would explain your suicidal feelings. I have never heard of one having to stop estrogen for three months without progesterone, huh??? Our body makes them both naturally, how does one get the body to stop producing?? I think that your gynaecologist, with all due respect to him or her, is pretty misinformed when it comes to progesterone, perhaps estrogen as well. How can the body be intolerant to progesterone when it is made in our bodies? The use of both hormones caused Estrogen Dominance. Please pass this info onto your gynaecologist. If you felt fine on Natpro, then I suggest that you continue with it.

What is your Vitamin D3 level, a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone, are you taking it and how much?

Please read these pages if you have not done so already.

How to use Progesterone Cream - http://www.progesteronetherapy.com/how-to-use-progesterone-cream
Estrogen Dominance - http://www.progesteronetherapy.com/estrogen-dominance
Environmental Toxins - http://www.progesteronetherapy.com/environmental-toxins.html#axzz2vgTyB1vU
Vitamin D3 - http://www.progesterone-info.com/benefits-of-vitamin-d
Magnesium - http://www.progesterone-info.com/magnesium.html

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