Cream Dosage & areas to use

by Lindsay

Hi Wray, I have added comments on this site before and always received good advice.

I have used natpro before and was struggling with estrogen dominance symptoms while using a high dosage. I had to have a break due to medical tests I was having and have just started using natpro again.

I know from experience I need a high dosage so started using 2.5 teaspoons (roughly 410mg???) per day. I am now experiencing the estrogen dominance symptoms yet again, but feel worse than before I started the cream, is this normal? I realise it should calm down but should I increase the dose even more? Or does this indicate maybe that I dont need natpro anymore?

I use 1 tsp am, half tsp mid day and 1 tsp pm but I must say i use so much cream its difficult to find areas to apply it. I end up with cream on both legs, feet, arms and abdomen at least twice a day and some areas 3 times depending on where I apply the mid day dose - is this ok?

I intend to use the cream continuously to avoid the holy hell thats occurs when i stop for a period. I assume I won't get a period at all as when i used before I wouldnt get a period until at least a week after stopping natpro, is this harmful to me at all? How would I start regulating my cycle again when Im ready?

Many thanks.

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Sep 14, 2011
Running Out of Skin
by: Shari

Did you get your saliva tested recently to see what's going on with your hormone levels? Also, Dr. Joseph Mercola at wrote about using progesterone cream and suggested applying it inside the vagina as the most natural route for progesterone to reach the bloodstream.

(PS: You can buy plastic applicators at medical supply houses or "adult toy stores.")

Sep 19, 2011
Cream Dosage & areas to use
by: Wray

Hi Lindsay It's a pity you had to stop the progesterone, no doubt on your doctors advice! Unfortunately Oestrogen Dominance can occur again. I've forgotten your age, but from about age 35 we begin getting anovulatory cycles. Which means the ovaries are still making oestrogen, but no progesterone. Plus our fat cells produce oestrogen, but no progesterone, however few or many we might have. Plus we get so much oestrogen from the mimics which our environment is now flooded with, see the website Our Stolen Future. 2.5 tsps of cream will give you about 416mg progesterone, and yes your symptoms can be far worse when starting progesterone than before. All this shows you have too much oestrogen in your system, and if you were getting adverse symptoms before starting it, then yes it does mean you need progesterone. The skin comprises 95% kerotinocytes, these have ample progesterone receptors, so it matters not where you apply the cream. Initially you will have to put it everywhere if using that much cream. Incidentally you might like to see these comments from users of high amounts, see here, here, here and here. As the anonymous comment says, the vagina is an excellent place to apply the cream. I've used it there for over 5 years now, it prevents any inflammation, dryness and protects against Candida. I only use it at night, as it can leak during the day, a finger or applicator can be used. I'm running our of space so will start a new comment below. Take care Wray

Sep 19, 2011
Cream Dosage & areas to use
by: Wray

Hi Lindsay Finally progesterone is beneficial as we age, see here, here, here, here and here. Please have a vitamin D test done, I can't remember if I ever asked you to do this. Most of us have too low a level, particularly those living in the UK with little sun. For more info see the Vitamin D Links, Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth and Birmingham Hospital websites. This is an excellent video to watch too, see here. Plus this chart on Disease Incidence. Take care Wray

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