Diarrhea from too much progesterone?
Hello, I'm not sure how to ask a question, so I"m using this form. Sorry if I missed the correct place!
I've been using Natpro for a few months - now at 200 mg per day, as my estrogen dominance symptoms were pretty mild except some insomnia and irregular period. I had done the 20 mg/day as recommended by most docs late last fall, and found that I rapidly gained flabby weight. So a late-night search brought me to this website several months ago. I devoured all of the helpful the information.
Anyway, I've been doing well on 200 mg per day, but have been getting really loud gut noises and diarrhea. There are only 2 other times this has happened: when I took a soil-based probiotic to repopulate my gut after taking antibiotics to get rid of a giardia infection. (It took several months of suffering from the effects of the probiotic to stumble on the Culturelle probiotic to mostly fix the problem.) The other time I had this problem was before I knew better and applied a dot (!) of estrogen cream on my skin for a couple days. I tried it a couple times, and for me, estrogen definitely causes gut rumbling and diarrhea.
I am wracking my brain to figure out why I'm getting this flare up of loud gut noises and diarrhea again. The only thing I could think of is that the progesterone cream is causing this - either directly because I'm taking too much, or indirectly by activating my estrogen. Could this be happening after taking 200 mg for a couple months? I will say that there have been minor episodes of this in the last couple months, but it seems to have gotten really bad the last two weeks.
Thank you for any help you can give me!
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