How do I measure how much cream to use?

by Mindy
(Michigan)

I started trembling about a month ago, and the Dr. didn't have a clue why. I started reading up and was lead to this site.

When it arrived, I squirted it out and rubbed it on my wrist. Within hours I was visibly shaking, and had to stay in bed all day. I realized I had taken too much when someone at work said all that was needed was a small amount on the wrist.

How do I know how much to rub in, and how is it measured?

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May 27, 2017
Hope I can help!
by: Kiki

Hi, I just read your post, and I feel for you! I've had a ton of weird symptoms over many years, related to progesterone deficiency and peri-menopause, including trembling...for me, it's like my entire body is vibrating weirdly from the inside. No one else can see it, but I can feel it!

There was a time when a doctor prescribed me some progesterone cream that was highly concentrated. I couldn't even put a DAB on my skin without my symptoms going through the roof! I wrote to this forum and asked Wray about it....I'll try to find that post and share it with you. Basically I thought I was getting too much from that, but I now suspect it was the opposite. I think I felt my symptoms get worse (because I didn't take enough) so I backed down, and took even LESS, which was totally wrong. That was ages ago, though...I have no idea how concentrated it really was. I used ProGest for many years, at probably 40-60mg a day, increased it to over 100mg during times of high stress, and have no problem with that level even during non-stress time.

All that to say.....your friend who said you used too much may be wrong. There's pretty much no such thing as too much, it's more likely you used too little. That's the most common scenario I read about, and the most common scenario Wray has always addressed here in the forums.

To help you more It would help if you can tell a bit more information about your symptoms. Is this the only one you have, or are there more? How is your health overall?

I gather from your post that you ordered the Natpro from this site? Did you get the pump or the tube? The pump is a lot easier to figure out. But if you have a different BRAND be sure to say so, because each one is different in the amount of progesterone (and the quality).

Hope I or someone else here can help you!


May 29, 2017
How do I measure how much cream to use?
by: Joy

Hi Mindy

When you say that 'it arrived' I take it that you are referring to receiving your order for Natpro progesterone cream? You do not state your age or how much Natpro you used. It can take 2-6 months before progesterone becomes the dominant hormone which is what is needed. If not enough cream is used, it creates problems as too little stimulates estrogen receptors. A small amount is not the correct way to use progesterone. It doesn't have to be rubbed on the wrists either, it can be used all over the body. That is one of many progesterone misconceptions.

It is easy to measure cream from the Natpro Dispenser, one full pump delivers 50mg, nothing less than 100mg per day is needed. It is symptom dependant, if your symptoms are severe you will need to use more cream. It should be used no less that twice a day.

Are you suffering from Anxiety? Trembling often occurs when anxious. I am most surprised that your doctor didn't connect the dots!

What is your Vitamin D3 level? A deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone and is connected to every single cell function in our bodies, making it vital.

Please read these pages and the references:

How to use Progesterone Cream

Estrogen Dominance

Peri-Menopause

Vitamin D3

Magnesium

Anxiety

Progesterone Misconceptions

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