Mrs Lennartsson

by Caroline Lennartsson
(Oxfordshire, UK)

I have a history of what I discovered was oestrogen dominance, for most of my menstruating life: terribly heavy, long, debilitating periods, anaemia on and off due to that.

Always unable to tolerate synthetic hormones of every type. When living in Africa I was given tranexamic acid to control bleeding and so avoid hormonal control. I had surgery in johannesburg to burn off endometriosis, tackle pcos cysts and remove a fribrima from an ovary. The good effect of this surgery lasted less than 6 months and I was back to almost haemorrhage style periods.

It was impossible to conceive and we adopted 2 children, I then conceived naturally and had a fantastic pregnancy (the first time I had huge amounts of progesterone in my body!!) After my son was 1 or so, the periods went back to being awful. The NHS could only ever offer the pill.

I had 3 hadfields procedures (cut round nipple, flip back and cut off leaking ducts, sew back) over 4 years on the right breast due to leaking ducts. Not cancer but another sign of oestrogen dominance. This drove me to research my own health and the role of progesterone. Only when I went off piste and didn’t go to an NHS doctor did I find help.

Bio-identical progesterone has changed my life. No side effects as with synthetic hormones, and finding a balance to unopposed oestrogen has helped greatly. I now face an issue where, because the balance or other factors have been out, I face a total hysterectomy in early Nov as my ovaries have become masssive! I have probably not had enough progesterone for a while. I am seeking understanding about going into surgical menopause and am glad that progesterone will help against the hot flushes!

I am so glad to find this site, amazing. Thank you so much Wray. I would appreciate being able to ask about the possible effects and how to manage the hormonal shock of a total hysterectomy!? I have still been having periods up to now and I’m 54!!!

I welcome your expert knowledge.
Thank you , Caroline

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Oct 20, 2017
Mrs Lennartsson
by: Joy

Hi Caroline

As you know you are in Peri-Menopause which can be a torrid time if not dealt with correctly. Many suffer from heavy/continual bleeding and clotting during this time. Tranexamic acid is given to treat or prevent excessive blood loss during surgery as well as heavy menstrual bleeding, as you know. It appears to be safe to take but it clearly didn't help you. The following heavy bleeding protocol has helped so many women suffering from the same, please consider trying it. It must be used exactly as stated. A missed period for 12 months puts one in Menopause.

• Natpro Progesterone Cream - 400mg to 500mg per day
• N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) - 2000mg per day
• Taurine - 2000mg per day
• Vitamin D3 - 5000iu's per day more if Vitamin D3 level is low. Vitamin D3 actually helps to shrink fibroids
• Bioflavanoids - 1000mg per day

Unless cancer related, I see no reason why a hysterectory is needed.

I am pleased that you are against HRT and Contraceptives, if drug based they all have a potential to cause harm. Fibroids, PCOS and Endometriosis are all caused by excess estrogen and oxidative stress and unless the Inflammation is dealt with you will battle. BTW, the above heavy bleeding protocol also helps with these conditions.

Progesterone needs to be used every day from now on with no breaks.

What is your Vitamin D3 level? A deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone making it vital. Co-factors are needed with taking D3, this is very important.

Please read the following pages and the references. Hopefully with the correct use of progesterone etc, you will notice an improvement. Progesterone therapy is not an overnight fix, it takes time and patience.

How to use Progesterone Cream

Estrogen Dominance



Vitamin D3





Oct 21, 2017
Reply to Joy
by: Caroline

Thank you Joy!

The complication for me and why surgery is scheduled, is that there is a mass in my appendix. There is a precaution about the possibility of pmp: pseudomyxoma peritonei, a rare and slow growing cancer that starts in the appendix and grows comminlyvall over female reproductive organs and elsewhere by spewing mucin into the peritoneal cavity.

My scans seem clear but the surgery is precautionary and the appendectomy has to happen in case of there being early stage pmp.
That the ovaries are both massive (19x12x12cm and 13x9x11cm) makes the gynae and colon Specialists keen to do exploratory surgery. There are 2 fibroids in the uterus as well.

So as the system is so different here, I am seeing the gynae spec. on Monday and will discuss it all but I also want to know about the pmp status as it is a bit of a beast.

All your advice is fantastic, thank you so much. I seem to be a cyst forming person, they found a benign cyst on the liver, but I have dealt with sever liver sensitivity since a trip to Thailand in 1984 ended in a acute illness and wrong treatment.

I will interstate the bits of protocol you suggested that I have not yet started, but I’m doing pretty well with most of it.
Thanks for your reply!

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