by Cathie
(Brisbane, Australia)

Hi Wray
I recently found your website - thanks for the great information there.
I'm from Australia and was taking 100 milligrams of progesterone for perimenopause ( the cream is 2% in 100mg) but decided to increase the dose myself to help with insomnia. I increased it to 150mg then just 5 days ago i increased it to 200mg and realised that the shortness of breath I'd had for 10 years had all but disappeared.
Have been to thousands( it feels like) of Dr's, physios, osteopaths, chiros to find out why in the last half of my cycle I had found it difficult to breathe and just put it down to the Hashimotos I was diagnosed with over 10 years ago and/ or my inability to absorb iron. (Even when these tests results were good the breathing issue was still there)
Although it has only been a few days I feel so much better and am hoping this will finally be the answer.
I'm looking at purchasing Natpro if it is more cost effective but my Maths isn't good ☺️ and wondering how many days one tube would last me if I continue to take the 200mg given that it is also 3.3%?
I may need to increase the dose slightly as well over time
I appreciate your help and thanks again!

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Nov 18, 2014
by: Wray

Hi Cathie I'm delighted the breathing problem has resolved. Unfortunately no one thinks about progesterone for that, or vitamin D either. Both are essential for respiration, see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. The 4th paper down is very interesting, it's about women living at high altitude able to cope better than men due to progesterone. I would like to suggest to all male mountaineers to use it before climbing! The following papers are on asthma and how progesterone helps, see here, here, here, here, here. Vitamin D is essential too, but I feel I've given you too many papers already. A lack of Vitamin D reduces the benefits of progesterone, please have a test done. On the whole we've found Natpro is cheaper than most creams. One tube will last you 10 days at 200mg/day. There are 2000mg progesterone in each tube. If you change the amount you use, then please look at the bottom of our page on How to use Progesterone Cream, it gives a chart showing many different amounts. Please have that vitamin D test done, it's essential for the thyroid, see here, here, here, here, here and here. And excess oestrogen adversely affects it, see here. Take care Wray

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