Wray - Other Forms of Progesterone
I have an upcoming doctor's appointment here in the next couple of weeks at which time I hope to have a full series of blood work and saliva test to find out exactly where all of my hormones, adrenal health, Vitamin D, Thyroid (T3 and T4) and while I won't be accepting any HRT or BCP containing estrogen (which is the last thing I need) I do want to talk to them about other effective forms of progesterone that I might safely and effectively take for the short-term until I balance out a little better. The cream is just getting to costly for the amount I'm having to use to manage my symptoms. I've heard one too many horrors of oral progesterone. I don't want to lose ground at this point. I don't want to gain weight. I'm actually deathly afraid of that. But didn't you say that you could crush the pills and apply them with lotion directly to the skin to receive the full dosage? An what about the other forms of progesterone? Injections, suppositories, it all so overwhelming.
I'm just wanting your advice and recommendation as to what I could ask for that would be equally beneficial, second only to the cream, but beneficial for the short-term. Or is it all synthetic progestin? I don't know what to do. There has be some other alternative that I can use temporarily. Then when I become more balanced I would like to return to the 100-200 mg of cream. But right now I feel like I could use a little more help and a little less punch in the wallet. The cost is killing me. I even tried to order NATPRO understanding that it would deliver more progesterone per teaspoon and per tube but it is currently out of stock. My current brand is also out of stock. There is no worse feeling than not being able to get my hands on some. I've been forced to buy another less-quality brand that is somewhat less effective.
My question is quite simple. If you had to stop using the cream tomorrow what would you yourself do as your next most effective application?