how long does a tube last?

by philippa
(wales, uk)

hello. i had a sudden onset menopause after a fall in 1999 followed by ten years of hot flushes after the final period - sometimes up to 50 hot flushes a day. tried hrt at the outset but it didn't seem to work plus i was wary of side effects so decided to go through it naturally trying various herbal concoctions. i also have an intense mistrust of any orthodox medicine and their side effects.
completed your questionnaire and scored very much higher than 10.
not having had a bleed now since 1999 and i reckon well past menopause, except that i still occasionally have hot flushes, i would like to know if it is ok to start taking natural progesterone now.
also wanted to know approximately how long a tube of natpro would last.
many thanks

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Aug 04, 2015
How long does a tube last?
by: Joy

Hi Philippa

Wow 50 hot flushes a day, I don't know how you managed! Good idea not going on HRT as they all have a potential to cause harm. YouR 10 score on the test is very low, you must be feeling terrible and suffering terrible Estrogen Dominance symptoms. Please read the Menopause page it might just help you.

To answer your question about whether you should start progesterone cream now. YES, the sooner the better, there is no need to put yourself though these adverse symptoms. Please read How to use Progesterone Cream. You will find a conversion chart indicating how long a tube of Natpro will last. To wipe out those hot flushes you need to use 400-500mg for 4-6 days or until they ease, then and only then can you reduce the amount used. You would then need to experiment with the dose to find a level that suits you. I would say around 200-300mg per day would be the correct amount to use for you. Your estrogen dominance symptoms will only clear once progesterone has become the dominant hormone.

Do you know what your Vitamin D3 level is as a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone. Stress destroys progesterone, vitamin D3 and magnesium, they all need to be increased during stressful times.

I hope this helps.

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