How to avoid becoming estrogen dominant on Natpro? Joy???
by Sky Blue
I'm looking for some honest advice about Natpro! Joy, I've seen that in some of your answers to other people, you've said that using progesterone will make you estrogen dominant before it evens out the estrogen / progesterone balance. Can you tell me if there is any way to AVOID becoming more estrogen dominant in the beginning of progesterone treatment?
Here's my story: I'm in my late thirties and have a bad case of endometriosis with a chocolate cyst that is very painful during the first half of my cycle, when estrogen is dominant. If I don't ovulate, it becomes excruciating for the whole month! Over the last two years, I've done everything I can to reduce the estrogen load in my body because I notice that anything estrogenic I ingest makes the cyst hurt and grow larger. So I've cut out as many xenoestrogens as I could identify plus any regular food that is known to be estrogenic (e.g., dairy, gluten, soy, some spices, etc.).
Although I think my body really needs progesterone, I absolutely can't risk even one cycle of being even more estrogen dominant because of the intense pain and growth of the cyst that will undoubtedly occur. Before I found this site, I tried a different brand of progesterone (Progestelle) at a much lower dose, and in my second month of using it, it increased my estrogen dominance so much that I was in agony for a whole month even after I discontinued it.
I know this site promotes Natpro, but could you please give me an honest answer about whether it's appropriate for someone in my situation? Again, I would love to use it if there's some way to prevent this whole "it gets worse before it gets better" thing because I absolutely cannot afford to make my condition any worse.
Thank you in advance for your help!