Advice needed

by Elizabeth

Dear Wray, I have been using NatPro for the last month or so. I had a total hysterectomy and oophrectomy in 1986. I have managed to get rid of most of the hot flushes during the day by increasing the amount of NatPro but I am still having severe hot flushes around 4-6am as my sleep gets lighter!

I have tried using more cream before going to bed but it doesn't seem to be helping?

Will this gradually improve with continued use of NatPro or can you suggest some other way of knocking the hot flushes on the head!!

Many thanks.

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May 09, 2011
Advice needed
by: Wray

Hi Elizabeth Hot flushes are awful, don't I know! I have found about 400mg/day for 4-5 days is needed to reduce or stop them, have you tried this amount? The idea is to then reduce slowly till the optimum is found. A drop in blood glucose can cause hot flushes, I suspect yours is dropping too low, this can happen over night. If I'm right, please avoid all sugary, sweet or starchy foods for supper, eat only protein and green veggies and see if that helps. Alternatively you could take 4000-8000mg glutamine before bed. It's far cheaper if you can find it in powder form, and then mix it in some water, it has a slightly sweet taste. The body can convert this to glucose, but being an amino acid, it does so at a much slower rate than the simple or complex carbs. I use it daily, it goes into my water bottle. Finally, it can take some time to adjust to the progesterone, so please experiment with the amount. If you think I could be on the right track re your blood glucose, please try my suggestions. Take care Wray

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