by Suzanne
(Kuranda )

How long does the estrogen dominance symptoms last when commencing progesterone cream. Eg.. instant weight gain. I will be using 200mg. I've been on it for many years before. I'm 61 post menopausal.

For some silly reason last year I stopped taking it and of course have stacked on the weight even though I eat clean and gluten-free. I tried to go back on it again about 3 months ago but put on a couple of kilos in about 3 days so I stopped it immediately. Not realising that it was possibly oestrogen dominance temporarily.

Many thanks.


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Sep 15, 2020
Initial Estrogen Dominance
by: Joy

Hi Suzanne

It is such a pity that you stopped using progesterone. This has now allowed estrogen to become the dominant hormone causing Estrogen Dominance symptoms. Stopping progesterone therapy will confuse your body especially if you stopped immediately. Progesterone therapy is a life long commitment.

It is difficult to say how long your body will take to adjust to progesterone again should you decided to use it again. We are all different, some adjust quickly, others take longer, bearing in mind that you are now older. You have used progesterone before, you know what it entails, time and patience. You may need to use more than 200mg per day initially, once things improve then the amount can be reduced to no less than 100mg per day but I feel that 200mg is the correct amount for you once adverse symptoms have cleared and progesterone has become dominant. Please use progesterone every day with no breaks, use half the amount in the morning and the other at night as I am sure you know.

Good luck and be patient.

Sep 15, 2020
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much Joy for your encouraging advice on the early days of beginning Progesterone. I will follow your instructions. I don't see my Integrative doctor until November.

Meantime, I found an old prescription of 8%. It doesn't say how to apply it? I am assuming I will use 2 and a half Mls to reach 20%, which from memory is 200mg. Sorry for the confusion. Do you know if this would be correct?

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