How to transition to Natpro from a different cream

by Comet6
(Ontario, Canada)

I've ordered Natpro which is coming in the mail. Wondering how best to transition between the cream I am using.

3 weeks ago I started using Pure-Gest(3%). It seemed to be working, but I found it too greasy. I ordered ProGest 2% and started it using it right away. But I didn't realize it was half the strength! OMG my symptoms came back within the first day!

My most troubling symptom is this relentless jittery feeling with total exhaustion. It feels like I've drank 5 coffees and did a all-nighter! It used to happen for 2-3 days during ovulation, but it's been everyday for 3 mths now. All blood work is normal, anti-anxiety meds don't work (I'm NOT actually anxious). So progesterone was my last option!

The PureGest seemed to be working. I'd been taking 2 tsp/day for 2 week. Because ProGest cost me $40, I wanted to use it up. So, I've been using 2 tspn ProGest 2% and 1 tspn Pure-Gest 3% for a week, but its not nearly working.

When the Natpro arrives, should I abruptly change or transition from the PureGest 3% ?

Thanks for your website!

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Dec 24, 2016
How to transition to Natpro from a different cream
by: Joy

Hi Comet6

There are many progesterone creams on the market today, all delivering different progesterone concentrations and some with parabens and chemicals. As you have experienced, it works for a while then most, if not all, adverse symptoms return. Depending on your symptoms, 100-200mg of Natpro Progesterone cream is needed. I suggest that you start with 200mg as see how you get on, remembering to never use less than 100mg. This is what I did when I switched from ProGest to Natpro many years ago. You may need to use more than 200mg, it all depends on symptoms and how much excess estrogen one has.

What is your Vitamin D3 level? A deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone. Co-factors need to be taken when taking D3, Magnesium being considered the most important.

Take care.

Jan 03, 2017
by: Comet6

Thanks Joy!
I reread the section on Vit D and realized I needed to take a lot more that I was taking!

I received the NatPro and it is a beautiful cream! I played around a bit with the dosage but need to stick with the 2 teaspoons per day. I can't tell you how great it is to get relief from this jittery/high adrenaline feeling. It's also comforting to know it wasn't caused by something more serious.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

Jan 06, 2017
by: Joy

Hi Comet6

Natpro is indeed a beautiful cream, the best! I am so please that you are feeling better. Please remember that stress destroys a lot, you may need to increase the amount of cream used from time to time to help you cope during stressful times. The same applies to Vitamin D3, Magnesium and the B vitamins.

Take care.

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