50 year old

by Jana

My doctor put me on 100mg prometrium and one pump of estrogen daily as a prevention of vaginal dryness and bladder infections.My problems cleared up in a few days! I gained 7 pounds in two months. That made me very depressed. My doctor reduced the dosage to once every three days. My weight is unchanged, at least is not going up, but still? Please give me your opinion, thank u so much

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Mar 18, 2013
50 year old
by: Wray

Hi Jana Oral progesterone is the least effective Delivery system, "The liver and gut region removed a mean of 96 per cent of the progesterone entering these tissues", see here. Oestrogen causes water retention, see here, and it causes fat cells to proliferate. I don't believe we need extra, we have too much as it is, with over 100 oestrogen mimics in the environment, see Our Stolen Future. You might like to see our page on HRT. Progesterone does help vaginal dryness and inflammation too, it's best applied in the vagina, at night only as it leaks out during the day. It also helps infections too, in fact oestrogen usually exacerbates them, as it increase glycogen content in the vagina and the bugs love glycogen. There's more info on our Candida page. Take care Wray

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