how to make the switch to natpro

by julie

Could this really be it ?? Have I finally found a small flickering light at the end of the tunnel ? I am 43 and have all symptoms of estrogen dominance. My progesterone levels were very low and so was vit d, ive been on 50,000 iu's of vit d (I take it once a week) and I've been on progesterone cream for 4 months now. Its 4% and it says to use 1/2 ml. It also says on it 15gm. I get it from a compounding pharmacy via my gynecologist. I feel a tiny bit better but not much. So sick of the embarrassing hair loss at my temples, scalp acne and weight issues . My Dr wants me to re test with the saliva test to see where my levels are so we can adjust the cream but I can not afford the test. I feel like I need to be using more but don't think she will go for prescribing a higher dose without the test. Im not sure how many mg I am actually taking as it only says 1/2 ml each day? I have been using it vaginally if that's the correct word, at night. I wanted to know how to switch to natpro and how much to use ? I also take a pro biotic,efa's ,multi vitamin and DIM everyday.
Im also trying to conceive with no luck. Clock is ticking here.
Thanks so much for your time and for caring

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Apr 12, 2013
Progesterone for pregnancy
by: mjw

I'm an aesthetician so I see alot of low progesterone women. Once a lady came in for acne, oiliness, and she said she wanted to have a baby. So I told her to see the Dr. he actually does natural hormones and he is a gyno but not doing babies anymore. I told her he will put you on progesterone cream. He did. 100 mg a day as I have read on there site divide the dose between am and pm. Applied days 12 - 26 apply at night to the neck it is a very thin area and will get to your brain for restful sleep also apply some on the temples to stop the hair loss, in the morning apply right over your ovaries. She was moments away from writing a 10,000 check for invitro or something. She went back to the invitro Dr. and asked why can't I get pregnant if nothing is wrong with me and my husband.

Apr 15, 2013
how to make the switch to natpro
by: Wray

Hi Julie A 4% cream means it contains 40mg progesterone per ml of cream. You have been told to use the standard amount of 20mg/day, i.e. 1/2ml. This will do nothing to help you, it's the amount we normally make during our luteal phase. It's always best to use it a minimum of twice a day. The vagina is a good place to use it, particularly if there's any dryness or inflammation. But it also benefits the skin if applied topically. We do have a page on Acne you could look through. The weight issue is probably because your vitamin D is too low, see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. 50,000iu per week vitamin D means you're getting approximately 7000iu per day. If your level was very low, then this won't raise it quickly enough. It's also best taken daily too, I suggest you increase to 10,000iu per day. For more info on vitamin D levels, test kits etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth and Birmingham Hospital. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml (175-250nmol/L) and not the 30ng/ml (75nmol/L) most labs and doctors regard as adequate. The minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although recent research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. Continued below

Apr 15, 2013
how to make the switch to natpro Part 2
by: Wray

Hi Julie I feel you will need at least 100-200mg/day progesterone, probably the 200mg/day to begin with. It is trial and error. It doesn't matter it you use the two creams concurrently, or finish the other first. Thanks for considering the Natpro. Finally we do have a page on Pregnancy you could look through, and another here. There are some excellent videos on vitamin D, pregnancy and breast feeding at the end of the pregnancy page. It's vital for a successful pregnancy, and the growth and health of the child. I do suggest on the pregnancy page getting a mini microscope, it takes the guessing out of when you ovulate. Thanks for the kind words. Take care Wray

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