Heart Pounding???

by Robin

After reading everyone's experience, I think I too am taking too little Progesterone cream and triggering an increase level in estrogen dominance side effects. Prior to learning about this site, I purchased Kokoro natural progesterone balance creme @ 1050 mg. per 2oz and use approx. 1/4 of a teaspoon twice per day. My symptoms were feelings of flushness, heart pounding, agitation, poor concentration and weight gain. I am still on Yaz BC and wanted to know if you think these symptoms will decrease if I increase progesterone?

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Dec 26, 2011
Heart Pounding???
by: Wray

Hi Robin The 1/2 tsp you're using is giving you about 26mg/day progesterone. Far too low to my mind. You might have seen I recommend 100-200mg/day, or more if symptoms are severe. I've found low amounts merely make Oestrogen Dominance symptoms worse. We do have more info on our page How to use progesterone cream. Your symptoms will go, but please use sufficient, it's best to play around with the amount, increasing if symptoms persist. Oestrogen causes prolongation of the QT interval, which results in palpitations, arrhythmia and Torsades de Pointes. Whereas progesterone shortens the QT interval, see here, here, here, here and here. Oestrogen also causes agitation, as it's an excitatory hormone. The weight gain is due to water retention and is caused by excess oestrogen, this invariably occurs if too little progesterone is used. This is such a good diuretic over 1200mg/day is now given via IV transfusion to TBI victims to prevent the oedema and inflammation that occur due to the injury, see here, and here. Please be careful about the Yaz, all Contraceptives have the potential to cause harm, see here and here. Take care Wray

Dec 27, 2011
Birth control and progesterone cream
by: Anonymous

I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to be on any type of synthetic hormones while taking natural progesterone or any bio identical hormone because from the research I've done it will counter act any good the natural progesterone is trying to do.

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