by Janet

I'm hoping you can help me out here. I'm 37 yrs old and have been using natpro , (and when natpro is not available, serenity cream), since last November. I'm currently applying 14ml per day of serenity (by my calcs this should equate to 300mg of progesterone per day), and this week I will be ordering more of the natpro. When natpro was in stock I was applying 9mls per day.
I'm also taking 5000U of vitamin d (the recommended amount), plus magnesium and zinc, and a folate supplement since I have the mthfr genetic defect). I was previously on about 200mg of progesterone and a few months ago I increased it to 300mg, very successfully. Most of my previous symptoms of ED disappeared -previously I would have lots of muscle fatigue, rapid heart rate, exhaustion for no apparent reason, severe brain fog, tender breasts , severe tinnitus. Thankfully since increasing the dosage of progesterone to 300mg, most of the symptoms have disappeared with the exception of tinnitus and tender breasts. This month I have also had non stop spotting for the last 18 days. Previously, my periods were very light but the cycle was consistent at 28 days.
My questions to you are: what can I do to help stop the spotting, and get my body working better to finally start shedding weight?

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Oct 10, 2016
by: Joy

Hi Janet

Well your calculations aren’t quite correct. If using a metric teaspoon 14ml is 466mg of cream. It’s unfortunate that you and many others have had to find other creams while Natpro was out of stock as it would have caused an imbalance particularly if you didn’t adjust the amount of cream being used. For example, Serenity has 1260mg of progesterone concentration whereas Natpro has 2000mg so more Serenity would have been needed. Please read the How to use Progesterone Cream page and look for the Conversion Chart for a more detailed breakdown on measuring.

At 37 you are in Peri-Menopause which can be a torrid time for most females but it need not be with the correct use of progesterone. Do bear in mind that nothing will alter the natural process of the body, what you are experiencing is so typical when going through PM. There is a heavy/continual bleeding protocol that you could try, the heavy bleeders find that it helps them greatly.

Heavy/Continual Bleeding Protocol ……

* 400-500mg Natpro Progesterone Cream per day
* 2000mg N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) per day
* 2000mg Taurine per day
* 5000iu's Vitamin D per day – more if one is deficient
* 1000mg Bioflavanoids per day

So awesome that most of your ED symptoms have cleared but I feel that you still are suffering from estrogen dominance hence your tender breasts. Only when progesterone has become the dominant hormone and ALL symptoms have cleared can one be progesterone dominant. Of course it requires constant use of progesterone to keep it dominant. If you feel that progesterone is the dominant hormone, then you could be lacking in iodine, have you been tested for this?

You may be taking 5 000iu’s of Vitamin D3 which is the minimum amount to take daily, but if you are extremely deficient more is needed, I suggest 10 000iu’s if you are deficient. Tinnitus is a difficult one, no one seems to know exactly why it happens or what causes it. Perhaps it is an hormonal issue I really can’t say.

Weight gain of course nearly always takes place during Peri-Menopause and Menopause as hormones are going crazy. You can help though with the correct use of progesterone (using too little can cause weight gain) and/or change your diet. Cut out as many carbs as you can, in other words a high fat, medium protein and low carb diet. It seems to help a lot of people, not to mention it is excellent for better health.

Please read these pages and the references:

How to use Progesterone Cream
Estrogen Dominance
Vitamin D3
Breast Tenderness

Oct 11, 2016
Thanks for the feedback
by: Janet

Thanks for the feedback Joy, I have ordered more natpro and will wait until I start using the cream again before I look at the heavy bleeding protocol - the reason being I suspect serenity cream isn't as effective for me as natpro was , and I want to ensure I'm getting the right amount of progesterone again . The natpro dispenser is great in that sense because of its consistency in measurement!
It sounds like I should get my iodine and vit d levels checked again, it has been a while !


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