High progesterone blood levels

by Helene


I am 25 years old and have been using 400 mg of Natpro for a little over a month now. A lot of my psychological symptoms improved and I feel better overall.

A lot of my acne improved but some new spots occured in places I haven't experienced them before. Could this be because of the hormonal changes and will it disappear over time?

I also did a blood test and my progesterone in luteal phase is 26.8 ng/ml. Reference is 1.2 - 17 ng/ml so it appears to be too high.

The estrogen:progesterone ratios is 1:622 so it is optimal to a little bit too high.

Should I continue with the 400 mg or reduce the amount?

I have to add that I still feel worse in the first half of my cycle when estrogen rises so maybe I still need the high dose.

Best regards


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Aug 10, 2022
High progesterone blood levels
by: Joy

Hi Helene

I am so pleased to hear that you are finding the benefits of progesterone and that you are feeling much better.

I think that I gave you the acne page to read. Too much sugar and high testosterone levels can also cause acne. As mentioned, it can take 2-6 months for the body to adjust to progesterone. I would prefer that you stay on 400mg for another month and see how you get on. Then you can try to reduce, but do this slowly please. Find a level that suits you. Reduce by 50mg at a time and stay on the reduced amount for a week and so on. Should any of your adverse symptoms return, then you know that you have reduced too much and too soon, the body still needs to adjust. All this has been mentioned on this website many times.

Whilst each hormone test and level is important, it would be the ratio between progesterone:estrogen that is important. You have given me your progesterone level but not your estrogen level. The ratio should be around 600:1. You state 1:622 so I am assuming your P is 622 which would explain why you are feeling so much better. Read the Hormone Testing page for more information on how it all works.

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