Menopause

Hi ,I went into menopause 8 years ago. It has been hell ever since. I was told I was Bi Polar, I had seasonal depression in which they put me on anti-depressants and then a mood stabilizer. Sent me to a psychiatrist who said I wasn't bi-Polar but had a mood disorder and increased my dosage. I realized I needed to stop and got on bio identical hormones which the testosterone level was up to 180. Was taken off that and the naturalistic Dr put me on several different neurotransmitter supplements which really threw me into a tail spin.

I am now just taking DIM and your progesterone along with omega oil, Vit D, turmeric, cal, mag and zinc. I take 200mg/day of your progesterone. My question is how much can I take because I still have a lot of symptoms? I am a little concern because I was told I have high cholesterol and I shouldn't be taking more than 150 mg per day.

I appreciate all the help I can get.
Thank you
Lory

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May 09, 2018
Menopause
by: Joy

Peri-Menopause and Menopause can be a terrible time for most women as hormones go crazy. I am pleased that you stopped the testosterone as it can cause cardiovascular disease and insulin resistance.
See, here.

You might like to consider taking calcium d-glucarate instead of DIM as it helps with excess estrogen. Progesterone actually helps with cholesterol, it stops lipid peroxidation, atherosclerosis and increases bilary output of cholesterol, see here and here.

Progesterone therapy is not a quick fix, it can take 2-6 months before benefits are felt, sometimes longer. Many women use 400mg Natpro per day, some even more. It all depends on how severe your symptoms are. If the 200mg is not helping you, then increase, you will have to experiment to see what suits you best. Once you feel stable you can slowly reduce to a level that suits you, but never use less than 100mg.

Please read these pages.

How to use Progesterone Cream


Estrogen Dominance


Menopause


Peri-Menopause

May 09, 2018
Menopause
by: Rachel

Hi there. I’m sorry you've had such a rough ride. The menopause has affected my mental health in many ways too. Here in the UK, anti depressants and tranquillisers seem to be the go-to ‘remedies’ for everything for doctors. It’s shocking.

Have you had your hormones tested recently? You may need estrogen too. I did. I was severely anxious and very depressed. I was applying Natpro religiously only to discover I needed estrogen too. So my advice would be to get your ratios tested and go from there.

Please stay in touch and tell us how you are. Kindest regards!

May 10, 2018
Rachael
by: Lory

Thank you for the comments. I just purchased the calcium D-Glucarnate.

Rachael,
Half of your comments are not showing up. Please add comment again. I am very interested in what you have to say.

May 10, 2018
Technical
by: P.T Technical

Glitch amended!

All comments should be readable now.

Thank you for your patience.

May 12, 2018
Suppliments
by: Lory

Thank you for all the help,

I did purchase Estro-Life which is 50mg/ 1/4 teaspoon all natural Estriol USP. I have used it 3 days now.

Also, I started the Calcium D Glucarate 500mg 3x/day. I am still taking the DIM. Am I able to take all this along with the progesterone?
I am still going in and out of high anxiety. Is one of these causing that?

Thank you,
Lory

May 16, 2018
Lory
by: Joy

Hi Lory

If you find that Estro-Life which is estrogen helps you then great, but I do not believe that any woman needs to take extra estrogen as mentioned on the Estrogen Dominance page. There are also well over 100 estrogen mimics in our Environment which all adds to estrogen dominance. We are all different, what suits one, may not suit another.

Progesterone therapy takes between 2-6 months, sometimes longer before benefits are felt. I would stop the DIM and just take Calcium D Glucarate. You might also like to take some of the calming nutrients mentioned on the Anxiety page.

May 16, 2018
Menopause
by: Rachel

I didn't think I'd need to take oestrogen either. I used progesterone for almost four years, and my symptoms got worse. Then I developed severe vaginal atrophy and pelvic dysfunction and couldn't leave the house. Only now after supplementing with oestrogen and progesterone am I getting a bit of my life back. Unfortunately, we do need oestrogen. We need all our hormones!

May 16, 2018
Suppliments
by: Lory

Hi Joy,

Thank you for the information. Looking at the supplements, is the suggestion to take all or does one pick what makes the most sense?

Why are you suggesting to quit taking the DIM? I have felt that it has helped to some degree.

Thanks so much

May 18, 2018
Supplements
by: Joy

Hi Lory

They all may be needed, but I suggest that introduce them one at a time and see how you get on with that. It does take time though.

Many people believe the DIM reduces excess estrogen but it doesn't. Calcium D Glucarate is far better, but if you feel that DIM is helping you then use it.

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