Love the Progesterone--Hair Loss , not so much!
by Cathy Mills
(Brookeville, MD, USA)
Dear Wray, first off, thank you so much for what you are doing with progesteone therapy information for thousands of women everywhere!
Background: I am a 28-day cycle menstruating 50-year old who has 2 grapefruit-sized fibroids and multiple other sizes...plus simple cysts on both my ovaries (I have had cysts on and off for many years) I eat healthy and excersise often. I take 50 mg of spironolactone for chin acne and multi vitamins.
I have been using 1/4 tsp morn and night of Products of Nature, Natural Woman, progesterone cream for 2 months. I read Dr. John Lee's book (the one about menopause) cover to cover and then I found your site. Wa-hoo!
I know it seems too early to feel results, but I do feel like my cysts are smaller and I don't have that feeling of fullness and bloatedness any more. I love the sense of calmness I get after I put on the cream. It is actually very relaxing!
NOW-Aaack!-my hair is falling out in droves. I freaked out and stopped using the cream, deciding hair was more important than cysts.I read where you advised using MORE cream-- Up to 1 teaspoon or 1 1/2 tsp a day. Also, I am taking all those vitamins you recommended.. How long does it take to start growing back/stop falling out after I increase the cream? Thanking you in advance.