One year....

by TLC

Hi Joy,

Before my question, I just wanted to say that, as always, I appreciate you and your time spent helping us.
I've written in a couple of times over the past year. My begining ratio was 8:1, I've been using NATPRO for a year now and plan to have my numbers retested in the near future. I'm 42, so def in perimenopause and had such a low ratio to begin with, I knew I was in for a battle. My question is: I'm up to 500mg/day of the cream(along with 5,000 VIT D and a magnesium supplement daily). My periods have gotten worse, lasting anywhere from 10-20 days per month, but generally light over that time, just a couple days of heavyness and clotting. But, it's thrown me into anemia and now I have a low platelette count on top of it. So I started taking Calcium D Glucarate, hoping (praying) to help speed up the process of eliminating extra estrogen. And now my periods are worse. Heavy, long, cramping and tons of clots. I'm worried that I'm somehow overdoing it? And with my other issues (so fun being a middle aged woman) I worry that I'm on the wrong track. Any ideas here? Do I scale back the amount of cream I'm using? Use more during my cycles? I'm running out of body real estate to apply more cream, but maybe up my dosage to 600mg? Any ideas/advice are appreciated.

Thank you,


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Apr 14, 2023
One year
by: Joy


Thanks for your kind words, they are always appreciated as we want nothing more than to help and educate.

I can't remember what was discussed previously. It is always a good idea to keep one thread going if possible. You are definitely in Peri-Menopause (PM) which starts at around 35.  Your ratio was incredibly low at 8:1 but I am sure that this would have improved after a year's use.  Keeping this thread going, if you do have another test which I recommend so that you know where you stand, please post your results here.  

The PM page explains exactly what to expect during this journey.  Irregular monthly cycles, spotting, heavy bleeding and clotting are common.  There is nothing that can change the natural process of the body unfortunately. However, progesterone helps to make it easier to 'handle'. You really should be using the cream every day with no breaks if you are not wanting to conceive.  It becomes extremely difficult to use the cream while following a regular cycle.  I suggest using every day and do consider trying the heavy bleeding protocol which has helped so many women. See below.

Heavy/Continual Bleeding/Clotting Protocol:
400-600mg Natpro Progesterone Cream per day
2000mg N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) per day
2000mg Taurine per day
5000iu's Vitamin D3 per day
1000mg Bioflavanoids per day

It's important to take the other cofactors mentioned on the Vitamin D3 page. Reasons are explained on the page. Magnesium is excellent but you definitely need vitamin K2 and zinc. I get my K2 from eating fermented veg especially sauerkraut. Excellent for inflammation and keeping the gut healthy. If the gut is not healthy it has an affect on our health in general. It's the best probiotic available, better than any OTC ones and cheaper.

Calcium D Glucarate should help to reduce estrogen but do take into account that taking or using anything like this will cause an upset as it helps to detox.  For your cramping, please rub some Natpro on the affected area as needed.  In fact this applies to any painful area or joint as progesterone is an excellent anti-inflammatory.

You are not on the wrong track, just correct and adjust use as mentioned above.

Try the protocol and get the bleeding under control. Then once you have your test results back we can look at the situation again.  

Rub the cream all over the body, including the vagina at night. If you find this difficult then use it at different times during the day. There is no hard rule on using it more than twice a day, the only thing is to NOT use it less than twice a day. Stick with the amount of cream currently used.

Please keep us posted.

Take care.

Dec 12, 2023
by: Anonymous

Boy I hope you are alright TLC. Came across this post through casual browsing and just hoped your situation improved. Sounds like a tough spot to be in but time will help you.

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