Anxiety and plugged ears

by Maureen

Hi Wray,

I was put on 100 mg of oral progesterone about 6 weeks ago. About 4 weeks in I developed terrible anxiety accompanied by shortness of breath. I went to the ER but they said it had nothing to do with my progesterone. After reading your articles,I've increased my dosage to 100 mg twice per day but am still experiencing anxiety with shortness of breath and now have a stuffy nose at night with a plugged left ear and fatigue. I've ordered the cream and will start using it as soon as it arrives. Should I stay at 100mg twice per day and endure? Last night I took an additional 50mg of progesterone that had been compounded in an effort to relieve my symptoms but it only aggravated my anxiety! I've had a rough night. I'll call my doctor tomorrow but do you have any advice or encouragement? Btw my estrogen when I started therapy was 51.3 pg/mL and my progesterone was .6 ng/mL and my free testosterone is 2.3 of/mL.


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Jul 25, 2016
Anxiety and plugged ears
by: Joy

Hi Maureen

Good choice switching to a cream. All oral progesterone methods are not the best delivery method as up to 96% gets destroyed by the gut and liver, please read the Hormone Testing page. You were not using nearly enough progesterone to deal with those dreaded Estrogen Dominance symptoms. I suggest that when you receive your Natpro to actually use 200mg per day, half in the morning and the other half at night. You quite possibly may need to use more to get you over these symptoms. Once under control you can then reduce very slowly by 16-20mg at a time. Stay on the reduce amount for a week then reduce again. Never use less than 100mg per day. Try rubbing some Natpro behind your ears and see if that will help relieve the 'plugged' feeling.

Your progesterone:estrogen(E2) ratio is 12:1, it should be around 600:1, please read the Hormone Testing page. You might also like to read the Anxiety page if you are battling. What is your Vitamin D3 level? A deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone and is connected to every single functioning cell in our bodies making it vital for anxiety and depression etc.

Please read these pages:

How to use Progesterone Cream
Estrogen Dominance
Vitamin D3
Hormone Testing
Delivery Methods

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