Increased dose - feeling horrible

by Morven

I understand progesterone therapy can make things worse in the beginning, bug is it normal for this to happen after I have upped my dose? I'm perimenopausal

I increased to 300mg 12 days ago. Since then I've had lots of awful symptoms - dizziness, fatigue, nausea, anxiety and sore breasts.

Would you expect this??? It's so off putting and makes me want to quit.

How long should it take to settle?

Thanks in advance.

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Aug 24, 2022
Increased dose - feeling horrible
by: Joy

Hi Morven

Yes it is normal. Whether one changes brands or adjusts the amount used. The body must now adjust to the change.

I suggest that you continue on 300mg. What you are experiencing is Estrogen Dominance, progesterone is still fighting at becoming the dominant hormone which is needed. I am sure that you have read the How to use Progesterone Cream page. You might like to read the Anxiety page, it could be that you may need to take some of those calming nutrients mentioned if this continues. Is your vitamin D3 optimal? This is important.

Tender breasts indicate that your iodine and selenium level is deficient which would have an affect on your thyroid. Are you taking these? Try rubbing Natpro on your tender breasts. It often helps as progesterone is an excellent anti-inflammatory.

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