Not so 'witchy,' for lack of a better word!

by Suzzie
(Texas, USA)

I started using progestrone cream, a smaller amount than suggested because I am cheap, in my mid-thirties. It took two cycles to realize that I no longer experienced those to days I was, okay I'll use the word, 'bitchy' and I no longer experienced any pain during ovulation, which had become very painful after having my children.

I loved the stuff. Eventually, my cycles became irregular, I'm now 47, and I don't use it anymore. Not sure if I should or could really, I am fatigued and moody at times, like short with the kids.

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Jul 27, 2009
Me Neither
by: Jenny

I was off the charts bitchy and moody. I'm 45 and still have my cycle and was getting desparate for some kind of help. I heard about progesterone and have been taking it for the past 3 months. I am still fine tuning the right amounts to apply but I have been an angel compared to the devil I was the past decade or so without it. My husband is so pleased with the effects that he went out and bought 2 more containers to make sure I didn't run out of it. Pretty funny but there have been no side effects at all except for a better marriage.

Jul 28, 2009
Not so 'witchy,' for lack of a better word!
by: Wray

Hi Suzzie. Wonderful the progesterone helped in your 30's, it still can. At 47 you are now in peri-menopause, which can be a hectic time for many women, it was for me! Please have a look at this web page.
Take care, Wray

Apr 03, 2010
New to Progesterone
by: Anonymous

I am 37 and just started taking Progesterone after suffering from depression, fatigue, memory loss and severe mood swings. I have tried antidepressants, but with no help. I came across a few articles and after comparing my symptoms, I believe I am low in progesterone. I have been dismissed by doctors telling me I am too young for perimenopause so I couldn't be low in progesterone.

After being on progesterone cream for 3 days now, I am already feeling the fog lift. I am upbeat. I am not as tired and I am feeling like I did 10 years ago. Why do doctors not tell women they may be low in progesterone first instead of going straight to antidepressants as the answer?

Apr 04, 2010
New to Progesterone
by: Wray

You've asked the million dollar question, why don't doctors look at hormones first before handing out anti-depressants?! As for being too young, who's talking about peri-menopause? Progesterone is given to pre-term infants for respiratory distress syndrome, as it helps the immature lung to develop, plus increase lung capacity. It's excellent for the ups and downs we experience in puberty, for PMS, for post natal depression and finally for peri-menopause and menopause. It's excellent for catamenial epilepsy, and for migraines experienced during our reproductive years too. To think it's only good for peri-menopause is nonsense, besides P-M can start 10 years before menopause, which averages out at 51. But if menopause is due at say 47, which is not unusual, P-M can start at 37. I'm so pleased it's helped you already, very quick! One thing to remember... stress can drop progesterone levels sharply, so increase the amount you use over that time. Take care, Wray

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