Have not been able to work for months

by Helena

Ill try to summarize as Ive put the first part of my story up. First I had my implanon(progestin) device removed after 12 years without a break.2 weeks on i thought i would die , my doctor gave me 60 mg rapud dissolving tablets which did not help.I was so sick to my stomach dizzy exhausted I have never felt so bad. Having had a very expensive holiday booked, in desperation I had the implanon put back in 2 days later i was feeling much better.I was however left with shocking insomnia fatigue and constant lightheadedness .I battled through for a couple of months till i had a complete breakdown.That was 4 months ago and Im still so overwhelmingly fatigued and sick, I have not been able to work ..just showering and getting ready for the day(which is pretty much potter around the house for an hour have a rest, repeat) is a huge effort.Ofcourse antidepressants and sleeping pills were prescribed .I could not tolerate all the side effects and a few weeks ago i weaned off them.For about 2 weeks ive been taking 400mg progesterone troche daily.I asked for a script for progesterone cream because who knows how much of the troche is actually entering my blood stream.Ive just started on 80mg am and another 80mg pm .(script advises 80mg at night only) should I be having more? If i have more and am even more wiped out the next day does that mean its too much? Im so sick of being sick.I really need help.I need to get back to work I am allowed 2 more months of unpaid leave then i lose my job.
Ive had a bunch f bloods done to elimate other causes and high estrogen and zip progesterone is the only thing tgat stands out.I take 25000mg vit d and i take magnesium .

Any advice would be appreciated

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Sep 14, 2016
Have not been able to work for months
by: Joy

HI Helena

It would have been much kinder on you and your body if you used Natpro Progesterone Cream for at least two months before you had your device removed. You experienced major withdrawal, did your doctor not mention this to you? All drug based Contraceptives and HRT have a potential to cause harm. You are now suffering from Estrogen Dominance. So typical of the doctors to give anti-depressants and sleeping pills, it’s a cop out. All they had to do was help you to balance your hormones with the correct use of progesterone cream.

Troches are not the best progesterone delivery method either as about 50% gets destroyed by the gut and liver. You probably need to use about 400mg per day every day until your body adjusts and you begin to feel stable again, then reduce very slowly to a level that suits you. Reduce by between 14-20mg, stay on the reduced amount for a week, then reduce again. It is important to make sure that the cream used does not contain parabens, chemicals, estrogen and/or testosterone, so many of the them do, no women needs to take any extra!

You mentioned taking 25000mg Vitamin D daily, is this correct? Nothing less that 5 000iu’s of vitamin D3 is needed daily. If one is extremely deficient, 10 000iu’s is needed. Please read the Magnesium page for the correct use.

Please read these pages if you have not done so already.

How to use Progesterone Cream

Estrogen Dominance



Hormone Testing



Progesterone Cream

Vitamin D3


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