Natpro while still having a cycle and very overweight

by Anfhile

Hello Wray
I have just bought 3 of the Natpro and would like advice on how to use it.

I am 47 and a half. I have regular cycles but they have shortened from 28 to 24. The bleed is quite light this past 18 months and lasts only 3 days.

I am absolutely exhausted all the time, I am getting hot legs at night (no sweats) is this a hot flash? I am not sure if my oestrogen is very low and may also need supplementation. I am already on an anti depressant for 4 years due to anxiety that I had all the time and severe rumination. I would love not to take it at all.

I am 3 stone over weight and have been for 12 years. I think I may have insulin resistance as well. Recently my doctor did a test and I scored low for Vit D so I am just starting supplementation on this.

How can I know if I am low in oestrogen as well? My GP is no help and I don't have much money for a lot of tests.

Also I see that in menopause the idea is to become progesterone dominant. Can this not bring on its own problems? Could some of the excess needed convert to oestrogen or testosterone? Should I become progesterone dominant now to stop symptoms?

Thanking you,

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Apr 27, 2019
Natpro while still having a cycle and very overweight
by: Joy

Hi Anfhile

You are in Peri-Menopause which can be a terrible time for most women. Cycles become erratic and many experience clotting as well as Hot Flashes. Usually 400mg Natpro will help with the flashes, use half the amount in the morning and the other half at night. It can take 4-5 days before they clear, longer if severe. Once they clear you can slowly reduce the amount of cream to a level that suits you, never use less than 100mg per day. You are also suffering from Estrogen Dominance. The aim of progesterone therapy is to make progesterone the dominant hormone at all times. Progesterone therapy is not an overnight fix, it can take 2-6 months before positive results are felt.

Please read the How to use Progesterone Cream page. You might also like to read the Anxiety page. If you suspect that you may have Insulin Resistance I suggest that you have a test done as well as a Hormone Test. It could be the reason why you are overweight.

I don't believe that any women needs to take extra estrogen as there are well over 100 estrogen mimics in our Environment as it is.

Vitamin D3 is very important, a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone. Nothing less than 5,000iu's per day is needed. Optimal range is between 70-100ng/ml. Magnesium and vitamin K2 with no soy are important co-factors needed when taking vitamin D3.

Apr 29, 2019
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by: Anfhile

Thanks Joy for above information.

Just one last question - does progesterone dominance - which appears to be the aim of the therapy carry any concerns? I ask because when we are menstruating and not oestrogen dominant we are neither progesterone dominant it's just the ratio is not causing any symptoms. Why can bhrt just be about bringing our hormones back to where they would have been if we menstruating and without oestrogen dominance.

Thanks again for response.

Jun 03, 2019
Progesterone balance
by: Anonymous

Progesterone dominance IS in balance. You are not supposed to have equal amounts of each hormone in your body. Progesterone is supposed to be found in much higher levels than estrogen, generally. Of course it fluctuates through your monthly cycle, but progesterone dominance is what you want.

Seems like I saw a ratio on this website somewhere of 600:1 for progesterone to estrogen?

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