I scored 52 on the progesterone deficiency quiz

by Jen
(USA)

Hello! I will be 50 this year and stumbled across your website doing a Google search for progesterone and pelvic organ prolapse. I recently discovered a prolapse - I believe it is rectocele - and I'm searching for anything and everything to help myself. Someone said progesterone cream helped them, which led me to order Progestelle oil. Here are the ingredients: Fractionated Coconut oil, Natural Bioidentical Progesterone (from wild yams) USP Pharmaceutical Grade 800 mg/oz. 1 oz per bottle. Each bottle contains 40 dropperfuls. Each dropperful with 2 inches of oil contains 20 mg of progesterone. After reading thrugh your website, I'd like to try your cream, but hate to throw out this other oil - it's not returnable. Is it even worth using it? One dropper full is only 20 mg of progesterone and it takes forever to rub in. I can't imagine using FIVE droppers - I'd have to smear it over both legs! Haha! I am sensitive to supplements, so I'm a little afraid to do 100-200 mg. Using only one dropper fun of this other oil I got weird chills through my body. That's the only side effect I noticed - I had only used the oil for two days. I stopped using it after that. I have super heavy periods (and starting to become erratic, when I was very regular before), low libido, dizzy spells, those little red moles I've read are due to estrogen, etc. I once took a supplement that was supposed to help with low libido - it had a lot of different herbs in it. I got so dizzy one time after taking it, I was sure I was dying and almost called my husband to say goodbye! lol. Will taking a high dose of your progesterone cream cause dizziness? Thanks so much for any insights!

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Feb 21, 2022
I scored 52 on the progesterone deficiency quiz
by: Joy

​Hi Jen

Progesterone helps a multitude of our modern day health issues. However, if your prolapse is severe you may need surgery sadly. If you do a search of prolapse etc you will see that it has been discussed many times.

Please don't throw away the oil, use it making sure that you use between 100-200mg per day. In the meantime you are welcome to order Natpro and use ​the cream at night and oil in the morning until the oil is finished. Natpro progesterone ​cream ​is excellent when inserted in the vagina at night, it is an excellent anti-inflammatory. Once the oil is finished, use cream in the morning and again at night. Progesterone must be used no less than twice a day in order to keep levels stable. Using anything less than 100mg per day will aggravate your estrogen receptors and you definitely do not want that. The How to use Progesterone Cream page is also a necessary read. If progesterone is not used correctly it will not work.

Progesterone will disrupt the cycle when first using it but the body soon adjusts​.​ One must expect all sorts of other weird symptoms to take place, including dizziness, but read the page on it see here. As soon a progesterone becomes the dominant hormone, things ​improve.​ Please read the Estrogen Dominance page.

If you have issues with Low Libido, please read the page. The amino acid tyrosine helps. Avoid taking testosterone. We are led to believe that it helps with low libido, it doesn't and the side effects​ are​ simply not work it​,​ see here, here and here.

I can't stress enough the importance of vitamin D3, it's mentioned so much on this website. A deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone. It is connected to every single function cell in our bodies, making it vita​l.

Hope the helps you and good luck.


Feb 23, 2022
Thank you!
by: Jen

Thank you for all the great information, Joy! I did order the cream and it has shipped, so I'm looking forward to using it! I am using the oil in the meantime - started with 140 mg day one, went up to 160 yesterday and I think I'll do 200 today. Figured if I'm on the high side of mild symptom recommendations, then I can always reduce at some point. Many of the symptoms I used to have were helped by nearly eliminating sugar, but I read that progesterone cream helped some with prolapse, so that's why I decided to try it. I used progesterone cream years ago - various brands and then started getting it from a compounding pharmacy - but my symptoms never seemed to get better, so I stopped using it. Since finding this site, I'm realizing I was probably taking just enough to exacerbate my symptoms. This site has been a wealth of information and I'm so glad I stumbled upon it! Thanks again! ~ Jen

Mar 02, 2022
Should I increase progesterone?
by: Jen

Hi, Joy! I've been using NatPro since Feb. 24 - 200 mg/day. I'm on day 18 of my cycle - I'm a normally 25 day cycle, but I sometimes skip a month, have an 18, 45 or 60 day cycle - so I was planning to use the cream every day, even through bleeding. I'm noticing a few symptoms that I haven't really had before: slight dizziness, slight breast tenderness, irritability. I'm wondering if I should up my daily dosage to 300 mg?? Or since I've only been using the cream for about a week, are my hormones still just trying to balance? Since I'm ramping up to my period, I wondered if estrogen is rising, and therefore I might need more progesterone? Any insight/advice would be greatly appreciated! Not sure if I mentioned I'll be 50 this year. Thanks! ~ Jen

Mar 02, 2022
Should I increase progesterone?
by: Joy

Hi Jen

Good idea using the cream every day. What you are experiencing is quite normal, your body is adjusting to progesterone. It can take 2-6 months before progesterone becomes the dominant hormone which is what is needed. Things will settle down. Progesterone is now fighting with estrogen, both hormones want that dominant spot!

Give it a little more time. If no improvement, try increasing to 250mg and see how you get on with that bearing in mind the 2-6 month time period. That's the beauty of using a cream, one can experiment so see what works best for them.

Progesterone is an excellent anti-inflammatory, rub some cream on your breasts it should help. If not you could have a thyroid issue. Are you taking iodine drop and selenium? If not, you should be regardless of whether you have issues or not. By doing this you will help to avoid taking drugs later on.

Irritability, again the body is adjusting. Should that continue then your testosterone levels are not correct or you could have Insulin Resistance.

Have your read the Peri-Menopause page? You will definitely be needing to use the cream every day going forward.

Take care.

Mar 04, 2022
Iodine/Selenium
by: Jen

Thank you again, Joy. How much iodine/selenium should I be taking? Do you recommend a particular brand? I have been going through many of the pages on the website - so much helpful information!

Mar 04, 2022
Iodine/Selenium
by: Joy

Hi Jen

The recommended iodine is Lugol's but you can use whatever you want. Start off with one drop per day for a week and build up to what you think is best. I was on 3 drops a day but as one gets older, the thyroid becomes an issue, so I increased to 4 drops daily. Again, this is what works for me, others may need less. Always best on a full tummy. In fact I take all my nutrients with my breakfast. This video by Dr David Brownstein is excellent.

200mcg selenium per day is needed.

Mar 09, 2022
Energy Boost
by: Jen

Thanks again, Joy! Was looking at the page on Insulin Resistance and the Energy Boost formula you used to sell. Is there a supplement with all or most of the nutrients that used to be in the Energy Boost supplement that you would recommend?

Mar 09, 2022
Energy Boost
by: Joy

Hi Jen

Energy Boost was an amazing product and I miss it so much. Admin did advise that they would look into finding someone else to make it but I have not heard from them on this. Probably because the cost involved when you add up all the nutrients was huge and it was sold at a fraction of the price. Simply not worth it IMHO as a manufacturer, but as a user it was the best!

I can only suggest that you do what I do, and use the nutrients that you feel you need. You will never find another product like EB. If you do, please let us know.

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