What is the proper dosage after a complete hysterectomy/oophorhectomy

by Julie Buzzelli
(Pennsville, New Jersey)

HI There,

I am 52 years old and had a complete hysterectomy 8 years ago (removal of both ovaries and uterus) due to severe endomitriosis. My doctor initially put me on HRT synthetic hormones that I stopped after 2 months because it caused immediate weight gain and it didn't feel balanced with my body.

After discontinuing the HRT I did not take any other hormonal therapies until recently I began using natural progesterone cream. I have found varying ideas about what the correct dosage should be and many contradict one another.

I have been taking 1/4 teaspoon 2 times a day (based on Dr. Lee's studies) and have recently considered (and felt) that it may not be enough especially after having no replacement at all for 8 years. I have had many of the estrogen dominance symptoms listed and have felt "some" relief from fatigue and it seems that my thyroid is trying to balance after being out of balance for so long.

I know I need to increase my dosage, but to what and for how long?

Please help!

Thank you!

Julie

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Oct 11, 2015
What is the proper dosage after a complete hysterectomy/oophorhectomy
by: Joy

Hi Julie

Excellent choice stopping with the HRT as they do have a potential to cause harm. Unfortunately there are so many misconceptions and misinformation about progesterone, enough to confuse anyone. The late Dr John Lee was extremely knowledgeable when it came to progesterone however, his advice on dosage was/is way off. In fact, the late Dr Kittie Dalton and him were often at loggerheads over this, she disagreed totally and so do I. Nothing less than 100mg per day is needed however, being in Menopause myself, I find that 150-200mg per day is the right amount of cream for me. I have used this amount for 11 years now, every day. When stressed I increase the amount as stress destroys our progesterone levels. You will have to experiment with the amount, see what suits you, but please, do yourself a favour, do not use the lesser amount.

I take it that you have read the Estrogen Dominance page, please also read How to use Progesterone Cream.

Do you know what your Vitamin D3 level is as a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone and is vital for our health.

Hope this helps.

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