Natpro dosing during perimenopause


I received treatment for 3 fibroids in 2013. I was lucky and got on with a (free) study updating the current technology using MRI Guided HIgh Intensity Focused Ultrasound to ablate the fibroids.

The treatment worked very well. I was out and hiking for miles the very next day and all the bloating was already dissipating. The irregular heavy bleeding stopped.

But now (2017) I have another small (2cm) fibroid which is causing havoc along with peri menopausal symptoms.

I am 47 years old and this year I began to scrutinize my diet which now includes no breads or pasta, very small amounts of meat, high amounts of healthy vegetable fats and high amounts of vegetables and fruit. I also cut back on sugar and eat very little dairy. I still drink some caffeine. (There are limits). It was never a very unhealthy diet to begin with.

My life was very high stress for the last 6 years but in the last year I have changed my life style (which has always included a lot of exercise) and my kids have grown less dependent on me (driving). Consequently stress management became easier.

One year ago I lost half my thyroid due to a tumor. I am now taking a natural thyroid supplement which has helped with fatigue I had previously.

I am a healthy slender weight and scaled back on exercise but still walk daily and do some weight resistance.

Now I frequently bleed for 20 to 25 days straight, heavily. I'll get 3 sometimes 4 weeks off then the hell begins again.

Here are my current supplements:
DIIM, Chaste Tree Berry, Milk Thistle/Dandelion, Mega Green Tea Extract, Curcumin, Iron, Vitamind D (5000 units), Thyroid support (selenium and iodine), Taurine and NAC.

I've been using NOW Natural progesterone, 40 mg in morning and 40 mg at night. I am guessing this is too low.

I just received the Natpro pump dispenser. I have read one pump is 50 mg.

So finally my question:
How much Natpro should I use to try to get out of this nightmarish bleeding existence?
(My husband keeps encouraging me to have a hysterectomy but I am not about to go down that road. Surgery is just too daunting).

Any thoughts or suggestions would be hugely welcome.


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Apr 11, 2017
Natpro dosing during perimenopause
by: Joy

Hi K

Gosh where to begin? Let's deal with your age first. You are in Peri-Menopause which can be a torrid time for most women but it need not be with the correct use of a good natural progesterone cream such as Natpro. Usually 200mg per day helps, but because you also have Fibroids you need at least 400mg per day every day.

Diet is always important, do take care with certain veg and fruits as some are loaded with sugar.

Peri-Menopause also brings on erratic/heavy bleeding/clotting.

Fibroids are caused by oxidative stress and unless the inflammation is dealt with you will always battle. You are now experiencing this with the return of your fibroids. Doctors often recommend a hysterectomy and one is often needed if the fibroids are large. If small, progesterone helps the body to absorb them back into the body. So I am not surprised to hear that the fibroids are returning, the inflammation has not been dealt with.

Stress destroys both progesterone and Vitamin D3 levels, what is your level, any idea? A deficiency also reduces the benefits of progesterone and is connected to every single functioning cell in bodies, making it vital.

You are also suffering from Estrogen Dominance which will affect everything. You seem to be taking all the right things for your thyroid, but what about the amino acid Tyrosine, if low it can have an affect on the thyroid.

DIM does not reduce estrogen as we are lead to believe, calcium D glucarate achieves far better results when taken with progesterone. Chaste Berry is estrogenic so I would be careful with that unless you are benefiting from it, but it is not something that I would recommend.

Please follow this heavy bleeding/continual bleeding protocol for both your heavy bleeding and your fibroids. It must be followed exactly as stated otherwise it will not work optimally.

* 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 deficient
* 1000mg Bioflavanoids per day

Please read the following pages and the reference papers:

How to use Progesterone Cream
Estrogen Dominance
Environmental Toxins
Vitamin D3

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