Weaning from progesterone cream...

by Anonymous

I sent a message almost three weeks ago about when the best time to wean from progesterone creams was. I have not heard back. Please advise.

I have been taking 200mg for two months and feel so much better, all of my symptoms are gone.

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Jan 12, 2014
Weaning from progesterone cream
by: Carol K

Hi there. If you look to the left of your screen, you will see that Wray is taking a break, hence the reason for not hearing from her. My advice to you, which is not professional by any means, is that if Progesterone has helped you, you need to continue using it. If you stop, you will probably go back to where you started. You need to keep your levels up all the time, however you could try and reduce it slowly to the minimum suggested per day - check the website for this information. Good luck.

Jan 13, 2014
weaning
by: Anonymous

Ok, I didn't see that before.

I was hoping to wean to using it just during the second half of my cycle. I am using every day right now and have read that it is not wise to use it like that long term.

Jan 15, 2014
Weaning from progesterone cream
by: Joy

Hi Anonymous - sorry do not know what to call you!

What progesterone cream are you using? Unless I know this it is difficult for anyone to advise as all brands are different. Weaning should be done very slowly though as symptoms will return otherwise.

Let me know.

Thanks.


Jan 18, 2014
Weaning from cream
by: Laura

Hi there,
I had asked Wray the same question before she went on a well earned rest! i am on 500mg natpro daily and have been taking through cycle for 7-8months now and am nearly ready to start reducing! if you look at my post 'hoping i have finally found the answer' near the bottom- it is quite a long thread as it is 7 months worth...lol
Wray has answered the weaning question in great depth. As i am on higher amounts i would need to reduce very slowly before following my cycle. Whereas you are only on 200mg so would prob be able to follow your cycle straight away, just remember Wray advises to keep your amount to 100-200mg a day, so rather than reducing amount, start following your cycle. Do read Wray's advice on my post as this will help you and make alot of sense. Hope this helps you and don't forget it may be different amounts if you are not using Natpro. Take Care Laura

Jan 18, 2014
weaning
by: Anonymous

Hi Laura,

I just finished reading your thread. Sounds like such a rollercoaster! Hormonal imbalance is so hard.

I also have two children who are about three years apart. Our days are never boring.

About eleven months ago, I began seeing an ND. She diagnosed me with candida overgrowth/leaky gut and adrenal fatigue and this is the main reason why I have issues with estrogen dominance. Basically, the candida was causing nutritional deficiences and starving my endocrine system. Then, my exhausted adrenals were down-regulating my ovarias and robbing my progesterone levels so that they could survive. I feel that the progesterone cream has helped along with supporting my adrenals with nutrients, adaptogenic herbs, and glandular supplements.

So many women with estrogen dominance also have adrenal fatigue. After reading your page, I suspect that you might too. I encourate you to check out Dr. Lam's website on adrenal fatigue.

I hope my input doesn't sound insensitive. I only said it because I care. :-) After all the expense and hard work you have put in, I would hate to see your back at square due to depleted adrenals.

Jan 18, 2014
Weaning form progesterone cream
by: Joy

Hi Laura

Thanks for advising me what thread to look at, coming in as anonymous makes it rather difficult to work out who one is speaking to.

Take care.

Jan 19, 2014
I am Anonymous AKA Renee
by: Anonymous Anonymous = Renee

I am anonymous who is making all of the anonymous comments. You can call me Renee, if you'd like.

Jan 19, 2014
weaning
by: AnonymousAnonymous = Renee

Joy,

I forgot to address your comment earlier. I am using Source Naturals progesterone cream. It supplies 22 mg progesterone per 1/4 teaspoon.

I wanted to remain anonymous because I was unsure of wanting others to know my personal information.

Jan 19, 2014
Joy
by: Laura

Hi Joy,
I am not the anonymous that started the thread, i was just trying to help her as Wray had already answered the question on my thread!!!! hope this makes sense. Would be easier if people put a name.
Take care
Laura
Ps- you are doing such a great job on the website, Wray is so lucky having such great friends xxxxx

Jan 20, 2014
Anonymous
by: Joy

Hi Laura

Oh my goodness can you see how the word 'anonymous' gets so confusing, especially for me that is. You have really made me giggle now Laura. But yes, it is so much easier to reply to a name or initials or something to avoid confusion. We respect everyone's privacy so we do understand, but it does become extremely confusing.

Many thanks for your kind words and friends always stick together through thick and thin.

Take care.

Jan 20, 2014
Weaning
by: Joy

Hi Renee

Apologies about the 'anonomyous' post, it did make me giggle though as I thought I was speaking to Laura. As mentioned to Laura we respect everyone's privacy and private information is not made public only your name, you could always use initials if you like. Makes it easier for someone like me to follow.

I am not too familiar with Source Natural but I know that it only has 16.67mg of progesterone concentration as opposed to Natpro's 33.33mg. For those wanting to wean off Natpro we usually advise 16mg at a time, stick with the reduced amount for a few days and if you feel fine, then reduce again. If your symptoms return you will know that you have reduced by too much and too soon. If this happens simply increase the amount of cream again until symptoms improve. But like I said, this is what we advise Natpro users.

Let me know how you get on.





Jan 20, 2014
weaning...
by: Renee

What I was trying to ask was: When during a cycle is it wise to start weaning- during menstruation, during ovulation, or the luteal phase?

Jan 21, 2014
Weaning
by: Joy

Hi Renee

I really can't advise you when to do this as I am only familiar with Natpro where it does not matter when one starts to wean off.

It might be best for you to contact Source Natural and ask them when the best time is to wean off when using their product.

All the best.
Joy

Jan 22, 2014
weaning
by: Renee

The way I understand it, weaning from any high quality progesterone cream would be similar to Natpro. However, I'm sure that Natpro is a wonderful product, it was just out of stock when I needed to make an order, so I chose a different option.

I called Source Naturals, but they were unable to help because they don't have experience with high doseage.

My concern is that a woman's own progesterone will vary based upon the phase of her cycle. So, if I were to decrease the dose during the luteal phase, when progesterine demands are higher, I might have more symptoms of withdrawl than I would if I began decreasing during my period when progesterone levels would naturally be lower. Does that make sense?

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