New member with questions

by Renee
(STL CNTY, Missouri, USA)

Hi folks,

I have been using Estradiol for a couple of years now to deal with the incontinence, UTIs and dry vagina that came on when I went through menopause. Docs hand that cream out like candy apparently. Someone mentioned that I should be taking progesterone if I'm taking estrogen. I'm so confused. Do I even need estrogen? If I only take progesterone, won't all those annoying symptoms return since I won't be taking estrogen too? I've never heard of anyone taking just progesterone. Please help. I'd love to quit the estrogen if the progesterone will do the same things and more. :)

Thanks for your help with this.

Renee C.

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Jul 20, 2022
New member and quesitons
by: Joy

Hi Renee

Argh Menopause is a dreadful time in a woman's life, but it need not be such an issue. The correct use of Natpro Progesterone Cream would have helped you greatly.

No, you do not need to take extra estrogen. I do not believe that any woman needs to take extra. There are well over 100 estrogen mimics in our Environment as it is, why take more. It's estrogen that is causing your adverse symptoms. The aim of progesterone therapy is to help clear all that up. Please read the Estrogen Dominance page.

If you are considering progesterone, please use a good organic one such as Natpro which is a 3% cream. Usually between 100-200mg per day is needed, more if symptoms are severe. It can take 2-6 months before one notices a difference, possibly longer. It all depends on how much excess estrogen you have in your body. It must be used no less than twice a day, half the amount in the morning and the other half at night. Inserting in the vagina at night is excellent as ti helps with dryness and inflammation. Progesterone therapy is not an overnight fix, time and patience is needed. The How to use Progesterone Cream will explain in more detail.

Please make sure that your Vitamin D3 level is optimal as a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone. It is also connected to every single function cell in our bodies making it vital.

On a personal note. I have been using progesterone only for 18 years now, I have never, nor will I ever use estrogen.

Jul 20, 2022
another question
by: Renee

Hi Joy,

Thank you so much for your reply. My only other question is to ask you, how is the progesterone cream you guys sell any better or different than the other progesterone creams out there? Is your brand made from yams too?

Jul 21, 2022
Another Question
by: Joy

​Hi Renee

Natpro was formulated over 30 years ago. It has only natural ingredients which is extremely important as many ingredients can cause irritation. ​ Ingredients can be seen on the website. ​ ​Natpro is a 3% cream, unlike some of the newer brands available often causing confusion. All information on this website is based on a 3% cream. If using any other cream it would be best to contact the makers on that cream.

Many people are confused about how progesterone is made and where it comes from. The confusion arises because many websites and blogs provide misinformation, some say that it is made from yam, while others say that it is made from soy.

Progesterone is made from various plant sterols, all plants have sterols which are often called phytosterols. Plants such as the soybean​​, Dioscorea species of yams, fenugreek, sisal, calabar bean, some lilies, yucca, some solanum species, maize and many more contain phytosterols. Some of which are stigmasterol, diosgenin, beta-sitosterol, campesterol, hecogenin, sarsasapogenin, solasodine. As these plant sterols have a similar molecular structure to cholesterol, they are used as starting points for the synthesis of progesterone. So the synthesis ends with a progesterone molecule, or molecules. It is only progesterone and can only be progesterone. If it was contaminated with anything else, be it yam, soy or any other plant, it would not be legal to call it progesterone. The bottom line is, it does not matter what plant is used for synthesising progesterone, the end result is progesterone, nothing more and nothing less.

Jul 21, 2022
thank you
by: Renee

Hi Joy,

Thank you for all of your help. I ordered your progesterone cream and am hoping to just take and getting rid of the estrogen cream. I'm thankful to have this website for good support. I've tried to read everything I can think of on here so that I'm well prepared. Again, thank you for all of your help. :)

Jul 24, 2022
using Natpro
by: Virginia

I have been really thankful to find this product.
I have been using it for I believe 1 year now.
It has helped for many of my menopause symptoms.

Lately, I have had some hot flashes reoccur at night. and a few during the day. Also had a UTI.
Do I need to increase the cream? I am currently using 100 mg. Half in the morning and half at night.

Jul 25, 2022
Using Natpro
by: Joy

Hi Virginia

I am delighted to hear how Natpro has helped you.   I do find that once in Menopause you need to use more that 100mg per day.  Please increase to 200mg per day and see how you get on.  If not, please read the page on Hot Flushes, they do not respond to anything less that 400-500mg per day until the clear.  Once cleared you can reduce back down again.  Experiment, see what works for you best.

Antibiotics are given for UTI's, often unsuccessfully, or repeatedly in the belief it's killing the pathogen.  UTI's are probably caused by the progesterone stimulating estrogen, this is an inflammatory hormone. Have you tried d-mannose for the UTI, it has helped some women? The amino acid arginine can help too, see here. Mast cells are implicated, see here. Progesterone inhibits mast cell secretions, see here. It's essential to take the probiotics, but they must be taken a few hours away from the antibiotics if you are taking them, otherwise it will only kill them. I find fermented veg is the best probiotic. Also used most successfully is a combo of vitamin C and bicarb. The ratio should be 1 bicarb to 2.75 vitamin C. This gives a delicious fizzy drink, which should be taken 3 times a day until the infection clears. So if you mix 1 tsp bicarb with 2.75 tsp vitamin C, this would be enough for one day. If there's insufficient vitamin C the drink is very bitter due to the bicarb. Don't mix up too much, as they react with only air moisture and it won't work.

Please read the links given below and do take into account stress, it destroys progesterone levels as well as vital nutrients.  More of everything needs to be taken during stressful times.

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