Distrubed Sleep because of My Cycle

by Jessica
(Whangarei, New Zealand)

Hi, my names Jessica and I've been on natural progresterone cream for about two months. I am suffering from Chronic Fatigue and also Estrogen Dominance with many symptoms like exhaustion, heavy painful clots during my period, extreme PMS symptoms, I could go on!

Lucky for me I picked up a book called "Fat Belly to Flat Belly" and this talked about Estrogen Dominance and the wonder cure of natural progresterone.

I read a couple of other books and because I live in New Zealand and can't buy this over the counter I went off to my doctor to demand a prescription. My doctor had heard about this cream and gave me a script for 20ng/ml a day. The first two days were a nightmare, I felt like I was going to die, but I re-read the books I had got from the library and increased my dose up to 60ml.

Wow that night, I slept straight through, 7 & 1/2 hours, I can't remember the last time I slept like this, probably when I was a child. Disturbed, restless, low levels of sleep for at least 25 years is I believe the contributing cause of my Chronic Fatigue as well as low levels of progesterone.

Well it's now the middle of my cycle (I can tell when I'm ovulating) awful PMS, breast's like balloons, but what's really got me worried is my sleep is back to how it was. Waking every couple of hours, tossing and turning. I thought it was because of a new man in my life, but after re-reading through this wonderful website and the books I have, I realise it is because my estrogen levels are sky high. So tonight I shall increase my dose up to about 100ml and see how that goes.

I have ordered cream from this site, it arrived within 5 days and is a third of the price of what I have to pay in NZ.
So thank you, from the bottom of my heart, your a life saver!

I got a male friend, to take the test and he scored 66, so he's also ordered the cream.

I'm a personal trainer who's passion is helping people have a life filled with wellness, they will all be taking the estrogen dominance test!

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Jun 26, 2012
Distrubed Sleep because of My Cycle
by: Wray

Hi Jessica I'm delighted you discovered progesterone! It was a life saver for me, I had self diagnosed chronic fatigue, plus a host of other symptoms I put down to getting old, I was only 47 when I found it, hardly old! Each one left me, some fast, some slowly, but all gone. I know the book you mention although I haven't read it. And the 20mg/day would have worsened the symptoms, I go into this on our Progesterone Misconceptions page. It's interesting you say you have adverse symptoms at ovulation. I'm getting many women writing in saying this, whereas I don't think anyone took much notice of this before. It was always about symptoms just prior to bleeding. It's intriguing to me, as there's an oestrogen surge about 50 hours prior to ovulation. There should be a surge of progesterone too, it comes from the brain and has nothing to do with ovulation. But often the progesterone surge does not occur, which makes oestrogen very dominant. Hence the adverse symptoms. For too long we've been fed the lie that oestrogen is the hormone we need. But it's been known for countless years that it's a mitogen causing cells to proliferate. That it's also an excitatory, inflammatory hormone too. And it matters not which form it comes in, be it our own endogenous oestrogens, phytoestrogens, the oestrogen chemicals in our skin care, sunscreens being the worst offenders, or the oestrogen mimics in our environment, of which there are over 100 now, see Our Stolen Future. Men are just as likely to be affected too, in fact I've done a page on this, see Man Boobs. Let me know how you get on with the 100mg/day as this is the lowest I normally recommend. I've found a high amount initially gets rid of the symptoms quicker, the amount can then be reduced slowly over a few weeks. I'm not sure if you've seen our page on How to use progesterone cream. And please don't forget to look through the Oestrogen Dominance page too. It can come out of the blue. Another you might like to look through is our page on Progesterone and Vitamin D. I found the similarities and synergies so fascinating I did a page on it. As you live in NZ please have a vitamin D test done, it's likely to be low. Continued below.

Jun 26, 2012
Distrubed Sleep because of My Cycle Part 2
by: Wray

Hi Jessica For more info on vitamin D levels, test kits etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth, Birmingham Hospital and Vitamin D Links websites. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml (175-250nmol/L) and not the 30ng/ml (75nmol/L) most labs and doctors regard as adequate. The minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although the latest research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. I cannot believe the cream arrived in 5 days, it normally takes about 3 weeks or more to arrive in NZ. I'm also stunned a male friend scored 66, I wish more men would do the questionnaire too. He might be interested in reading through these pages by other men here, here here, here, here, here and here. Thanks so much for your enthusiasm, support and kind words!! Take care Wray

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