Origin and Hair Loss

by Mish82
(South Africa)


I was diagonosed with pcos about a year ago by my GP who carried out a scan. I am on BC pills and experience quite intense pain during and after the bleeding phase. During the bleeding phase I experience cramping and I imagine there to be swelling in the rectal area due to the pain experienced.

After the bleeding phase I experience tummy swelling and pain that appears to be in my ovaries. My GP has suggested that this is due to fibrosis.

I've been taking Fenamin for the pain during the bleeding phase and Ibuprofen and scopex for the swelling and pain thereafter.

I've been on Natpro for just over 2 months now. 1 tube lasted me 2 months and based on my symptoms I gather that I was using half the amount I should have been. I am also taking Vitaforce Nutri-B tablets and 1000mg of VitD3. I have, however, not carried out a blood test.

I am still experiencing swelling and pain and am prepared to continue with the cream for a few more months to see if there is an improvement.

Firstly I would like to know the origins of the progesterone being used in Natpro.
Secondly, my hair appears to be thinning quite badly. Will the Natpro help with this or is there something further I can use to help combat this?
Thirdly, dietwise, what are my best options which are also affordable? The net has a lot of information but I don't know if what I'm reading is correct.

Thank You

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Oct 30, 2013
by: Mish82


I visited another G.P 4 days ago for a second opinion. According to her, it's more likely that I have endometriosis and not pcos, based on my symptoms and the pain that I experience for like 3 weeks out of every 4.
I also consume 1000iu VitD3 and not 1000mg as appears above and my first G.P also suggested that I have Endometriois and not Fibrosis. My apologies for the typos.

Nov 04, 2013
Origin and Hair Loss
by: Wray

Hi Mish No Contraceptive will cure or reverse PCOS. You need huge amounts of antioxidants to reverse the oxidative stress causing it. The amount of progesterone will vary too, depending on the severity, and yours seems bad, judging by the pain you have. Which sounds more like Endometriosis to me. I have found in many cases of uterine pain that 500mg/day progesterone is needed. Vitamin D is essential, please have a test done, I suspect your level is very low. I don’t know where the yam is grown, if by origins you mean that? Testosterone is responsible for hair loss, women with PCOS generally have high testosterone levels. Progesterone will suppress this. If bound to SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) testosterone becomes inactive, progesterone raises levels of SHBG, see here, so preventing the rise of free testosterone. We do have a page on Nutrition, with some excellent sites on what to eat. Although I prefer the Paleo Diet or the Ketogenic Diet. A great deal of scientific research has gone into them both, neither are a thumb suck by someone who thinks they know the answer. You might like to read what Dr Hyman says too. Please contact Joy via her website here, she lives in SA, and can guide you on both progesterone, vitamin D and PCOS. She’s helped many women with this. Take care Wray

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