by Alli B

Hi- I'm 40 and just had a whole hormone panel done because I have been gaining unexplained weight and fall into estrogen dominance.

Also, my progesterone levels are almost at zero- like post-menopausal even though I have a mildly regular cycle. I had an IUD with progesterone in it for 7 years that I had removed last august.

I read up on the estrogen dominance page, also want to mention that my Vit D level is super low, way out of range.

I was about to buy some natural yam prog cream but saw this link in one of the reviews. Now I'm confused as what I should buy, dosage, and frequency of use.

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Feb 13, 2020
Alli - conundrum
by: Justine

Hello Alli.

Do you know the name of the IUD you used? We know of no IUD that has progesterone, only progestin, which is not progesterone and would enhance estrogen dominance. Please watch this short video
Progesterone vs Progestin and read this page on
Progesterone misconceptions.

Yam creams do not normally contain progesterone, progesterone can be synthesised from yam, but the body cannot synthesise it's own progesterone from yam, so just check on that before you decide.

Natpro is an excellent organic and natural plant based cream containing progesterone in a 3.33% cream. You can find all the details here:
Natpro progesterone cream

One of our contributors, Joy, may have more advice to give you, but for now I can recommend reading up on:
How to use progesterone cream
Estrogen Dominance.

Let us know how you get along!
All the best.

Feb 14, 2020
by: Joy

Hi Alli

I agree with what Justine has posted. Please work on getting your vitamin D3 level up. Optimal range is between 70-100ng/ml. Magnesium and vitamin K2 with no soy are important co-factors needed when taking vitamin D3.

You might also like to read the Peri-Menopause page.

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