Bipolar II and Progesterone

by Tiffany

I was recently diagnosed with Bipolar II Disorder.

I have been using Natpro for a few months now and benefiting greatly. I was warned that progesterone can cause any bipolar disorder to become worse. Is this true?

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May 04, 2011
Bipolar II and Progesterone
by: Wray

Hi Tiffany I'm happy the progesterone has helped you. It's evident from your results that in fact the opposite has occurred to the warning. There is evidence the menstrual cycle effects bipolar disorder, see here. Do you see a correlation in your cycle? What interests me is the a high rate of long menstrual cycles. This would cause a woman to be low in progesterone for longer than women with a normal length cycle. Unfortunately they didn't check for anovulation, this would also effect progesterone levels. I will have to find more studies on this, as bi-polar interests me. It does respond to nutrition too, see here and here. Please consider having a vitamin D test done, a low level is implicated in psychiatric disorders. For more info please see the Vitamin D council and GrassrootsHealth websites. Take care Wray

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