Ablation-What now?

by Pink

Hi. I'm 37 and I just had an ablation two days ago. I've always had an issue with heavy bleeding but nothing helped. I've tried progesterone cream but it always made me feel very fatigued. I tried estrogen cream and it made me feel better as far as energy, less anxiety and mood. It did not help with the never ending period though, hence the ablation. Should I continue with the estrogen because it makes me feel better or should I take the progesterone and wait it out to feel better? I get instant relief from the hot flashes and night sweats with the estrogen cream but everything I read indicates that the progesterone should help with those symptoms along with belly fat and joint pain. Without my period, how do I know how to use any of the creams?

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Sep 17, 2015
Ablation-What now?
by: Joy

Hi Pink

I had the ablation for the same reason 25 years ago, had I known about progesterone then, I would have gone the progesterone route. Although my heavy bleeding and clotting only started around Peri-Menopause when the cycle goes crazy. It can be a difficult time for most women. You have always had a problem with heavy bleeding though which makes me suspect Menorrhagia or Hypermenorrhea caused by hormonal imbalances and exacerbated by Fibroids, Cancer, PCOS and Adenomyosis amongst others, please read the menstrual cycle page. Progesterone therapy would have certainly helped you.

When you tried progesterone cream, how much did you use? I suspect the usual 20-40mg which so many doctors and websites suggest. This is incorrect, nothing less than 100mg per day is needed, more if symptoms are severe, in your case 200mg per day. This would explain our mood swings too.

As for estrogen, no women needs to take more as we have over 100 estrogen mimics in our environment as it is, why take more? Progesterone is needed and will help provided it is used correctly. Please read the Estrogen Dominance and How to Use Progesterone Cream pages. As you have no cycle, the cream must be used every day with no breaks at all. I have been doing this for 11 years now and I have never regretted it. Belly fat is excess estrogen or testosterone or both.

Do you know what your Vitamin D3 level is, a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone.

I hope this helps.

Feb 26, 2016
Hanging in there
by: Anonymous

I have stopped the estrogen and have been using 200mg of progesterone cream for several months. My skin looks amazing and my face looks younger. I still do not feel as good as I did with the estrogen though. I did read the estrogen dominance information so I am still hanging in there with the progesterone and I also take Vitamin D with Boron and k-2. It is hard though because I feel so fatigued without the estrogen and can barely get through my day. I have also gained more weight and have chin hair. I want to be sure that I'm using it correctly and find out when I can expect to feel better on the progesterone.

Thanks for your help!

Feb 28, 2016
Hanging in there
by: Joy

I have a question for you. What progesteorne cream are you using? If Natpro that amount is good, if something else please adjust the amount used. Natpro has a 3.33% concentration. How long have you been using it? It can take anything from 2-6 months before positive effects are felt, it is not an overnight fix. If not used correctly it will not work. What about magnesium, it is the most important co-factor when taking Vitamin D3? Weight gain means not enough progesterone is being used. Chin hairs could be a number of things, excess estrogen, high testosteron level and PCOS, have you been tested?

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