Nausea,headaches. GI issues

by Darleen
(Virginia )

I am a 36 year old mom.

Recently I began progesterone to help with my adrenal fatigue symptoms.

I have used it prior to this to conceive and then to maintain a pregnancy after a miscarriage. I used it to treat Hyperemesis gravidarum.

About 5-6 weeks ago I began with 100mg a day and within about a week or so I felt much better.

Then about 2 weeks ago the symptoms began, intense nausea, headaches, gas and stomach pains.

I have since raised my dose to 150mg (divided into 3 doses) and felt some relief, then symptoms returned.

Raised to 200g per day now and still having symptoms (nausea and headache are the main symptoms)

I cannot understand what is going on. Could it be my body is confused during the luteal phase and I should cycle the dose?

The progesterone is literally the only thing that has helped my debilitating adrenal fatigue but these symptoms are rough.

I have been using the progesterone every day of the cycle and the only thing I can think of is to adjust the dosages for the follicular & luteal phases. Maybe 100mg day 1-14, and 200mg days 15-28.

It is also helping tremendously with PMS and anxiety.

Any advice is greatly appreciated,


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May 28, 2017
Nausea, headaches. GI issues
by: Joy

Hi Darleen

You are actually starting on the dreaded Peri-Menopause journey which starts at around 35 when progesterone levels start to drop. It can be a difficult time for most women but it need not be with the correct use of a good organic progesterone cream such as Natpro. The fact that you used progesterone to conceive and then to maintain your pregnancy indicates that you have more than likely always had a low progesterone level. You are clearly suffering from Estrogen Dominance hence your adverse symptoms.

Gas could be a diet issue. Mixing starches, wheat being a major contributor to this. In fact all grains should be avoided. Please consider eating fermented veg as they help with gut issues. Origins and evolution of the Western diet: health implications for the 21st century.

If you are suffering from anxiety progesterone therapy will certainly help you with this too but it can’t do it on it’s own, it needs help, vitamin D3, magnesium and if needed calming aminos are needed. The Anxiety page lists these aminos.

Please read the 'How to use Progesterone Cream' page carefully. Progesterone should be used every day with NO breaks for 2-6 months, maybe longer before the body has adjusted and progesterone has become the dominant hormone. Strictly speaking progesterone should be used every day when in Peri-Menopause as the monthly cycle starts to become irregular. It is far kinder on the body to use everyday as this stage. If 200mg per day is not helping you, please increase the amount used, experiment and find a level that suits you.

What is your Vitamin D3 level? A deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone and is connected to every single functioning cell in our bodies making it vital.

Please read these pages and the references:
How to use Progesterone Cream

Estrogen Dominance



Vitamin D3



Hope this helps you.

May 29, 2017
Progesterone advice
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much for your response.

I am so happy the progesterone has helped thus far. Interestingly, day 1 of my cycle and the symptoms all left. I'm continuing to use the cream through my cycle. This is approximately the third month.
So it seems as though the symptoms (nausea and headaches) come around ovulation and last through the luteal phase. I'm hoping soon the progesterone will become dominant, I'll most likely need to increase the dose this month.

I eat a paleo diet, except some cheese now and then. So the gastric symptoms might be from the types of food I'm combining, but I'll also add some fermented foods. The gastric symptoms were very similar to those experienced in my first trimester of pregnancy, so may be estrogen related :/. My vitamin d was around 50 last checked, but it needs to be redone. I supplement 5,000 iu vitamin d3 and magnesium but it caused bowel distress so I switched to epsom baths and magnesium lotion. The aminos I'm looking into next!

Thanks a bunch for the reply. It's greatly appreciated!

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