Balance using Progesterone

by Pam
(Leesville SC)

Hi Wray,
Where do I begin? I have had horrible periods my entire life.
I am 44 now and have had a hysterectomy about 1 1/2 years ago. I am still struggling with the hormone balance with having 1 ovary. I have been put on many remedies and none being a perfect balance. I know I have low estriol and low testosterone and I am using creams. I have tried progesterone troches in the past and they were not successful.I have had many tell me that since I do not have a uterus that there is no need for progesterone therapy. Any help would be warmly welcomed!

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Oct 04, 2012
Balance using Progesterone
by: Wray

Hi Pam It always saddens me to hear a story such as yours. There's no need for any of us to suffer as we do. Too late now, but progesterone would have sorted out your horrible periods, it can help now too. I don't agree about giving women extra oestrogen, even if the level is 'low', it's the ratio between it and progesterone which is the critical aspect. And testosterone should never be given to a woman, see here, here, here, here here, here, here, here and here. Plus it ensures a middle aged woman will get a middle aged spread, see here and here. Troches usually aren't very effective, as much of the progesterone is swallowed. There's more info on our page about Delivery systems. We're always told if we don't have a uterus, we don't need progesterone. One can only ask why then do we need oestrogen?! We have a few more pages you could look through, How to use progesterone cream, Peri-menopause, Menopause, and Oestrogen Dominance. If you do consider using it again, please use sufficient. I recommend 100-200mg/day, but often more is needed initially. Particularly if there are severe symptoms. Take care Wray

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