Bio Die-hard

by Sheree
(Williamsburg, VA)

I've been using the bioidentical progesterone for just under a year. I take 60mg 1 time/day. It has helped my perimenopause symptoms (night sweats, hot flashes, low libido, dryness) so well that I realized how badly I had felt to a long time!

I was over-tired, not sleeping and unsociable. My overall mood really improved after starting the progesterone. I would recommend this to everyone. My question now is, the saliva testing has revealed my progesterone levels to be 14,000, which is very high. My custom dosing pharmacist has recommended I go off for a short time, so I did. I then reintroduced the cream and it is not helping any symptoms. Based on this, should I assume that I need to continue use or even raise te dose each day? I am worried about taking too much progesterone... and since the levels were so high... what do you think?

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Apr 02, 2011
Bio Die-hard
by: Wray

Hi Sheree I'm so pleased the progesterone helped you. Topical progesterone does raise levels very high, which concerns many. I can't imagine what mine must be, having used 170mg/day for over 15 years now. For more info on levels please see this page here. Saliva Tests are useful, but symptoms are a better clue to how you are feeling. Evidently not well now! I suggest you don't take a break, when you do oestrogen levels rise again, hence the adverse symptoms. If the 60mg/day was helping you, continue using it. Although you could increase the amount you are using as a temporary measure. Progesterone should always be used as and when needed, and not as a fixed daily amount. It should be used a minimum of twice a day, as levels drop after about 13hrs, hourly if need be. I recommend 100-200mg/day. For more info please see our page on Peri-menopause. If you do increase the amount, please see our page on Oestrogen Dominance first. Take care Wray

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