bio identical progesterone and pregnancy

by Lara
(Portland, OR)

I've been on 200 mg of bio identical progesterone for three months now. I'm currently at day 25 and yesterday (day 24) I started to notice pink discharge then brown upon wiping after urination and a very slight sensation in my womb. Day 25 now and I'm noticing brown still when I wipe after urination. Normally with my period, I bled from day 26-28, but since the progesterone ingestion I start bleeding earlier until I stop use and bleeding will increase. Last month it was day 25 and this time it's 24. It always gives me hope at first that it's implantation bleeding, but I never know and take early pregnancy tests at day 26 to see if it's the case. Is it possible that the progesterone shortens the cycle? I eat very well, mostly vegetables, grass fed meat, lots of omega 3 and vitamin D, fermented foods so unsure about the estrogen dominance. My breasts have also gotten bigger, especially in the luteal phase and hurt a lot. Would love some feedback on this, thank you!

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Jul 02, 2015
Bio Identical Progesterone and Pregnancy
by: Joy

Hi Lara

Your painful breasts indicate Estrogen Dominance which makes me suspect that you are not getting enough progesterone and that it is still not the dominant hormone. Try rubbing some cream on your painful breasts, progesteorne is an excellent anti-inflammatory so it should help. What progesterone cream are you using? Progesterone therapy should be used non stop until your cycle returns to normal, it is still irregular. It can take anything from 2-6 months before positive signs are felt, longer if symptoms are severe.

The brown discharge is old, oxidised blood, a good sign. It happens if old blood is left in the uterus and has not come away with the last bleed. Progesterone does clean out the uterus. Please read the Pregnancy and How to use Progesterone Cream.

Your diet sounds good, are you eating enough fat? You maybe taking Vitamin D but your level is so important. How much are you taking a day? Nothing less than 5000iu's per day is needed, more if extremely deficient. A deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone and is so important for the unborn child, see here and here.

Hope this helps you.

Jul 06, 2015
by: Lara

Hey Joy,

Thanks for your response. I will take a look at my Vitamin D3 when I get back home. I have been taking progesterone orally and haven't done the cream. I will mention your suggestion to my ND/friend. Thank you for taking the time to answer my concerns!


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