by Molly Cross
I have been using a similar cream NatraGest purely because your stock is a little low at the moment for 2 months since hearing about the benefits.
I am 53, I had an ovary removed in '89 with a cyst and had 4 children without missing a beat fertility-wise.
I then had the other ovary removed last April in Switzerland where I lived at the time due to another cyst benign .
A couple of weeks later I had a hormonal melt down; bedridden for 4 days with what felt like an axe in my head, dry wrenching and feeling really, really unwell. My doctor diagnosed it as a bug even with the full knowledge of my recent ovary removal.
After the surgery I asked the ancient male gynaecologist if I should be taking something to mitigate the abrupt and un-natural removal and they very much as a second thought, gave me what turned out to be black Cohosh.
SO now nearly a year later I have been taking the cream for 2 months after a lovely south african friend in France put me onto NatPro and although I have been blessed with no hot flashes or sleep issues, I was really concerned about my total lack of libido, vaginal dryness and generally less sparky outlook.
Very interestingly after 2 months I have just started to feel a bit more libido stirring and in the last few days a bit of discharge!
I think I must have had a degree of oestrogen dominance with what I call a 'woolly brain' headaches, inexplicable 2-3 kgs weight gain despite intermittent 5:2 fasting for the last 2 months occasional very low morale despite nothing being wrong! and mild nausea in the morning when having eaten something.
Suddenly the nausea is much less, the tiredness and headaches abating and the weight normalising.
SO my question really is, with no ovaries at all, where is the oestrogen coming from? I'm suppling the progesterone but with the symptoms of oestrogen dominance what is going on?!
I am trying to explain this to my husband who thinks I/m pinning all my hopes on Natural Progesteron. Even intelligent men cant help themselves doubt a simple pure solution when it presents itself...how disappointing.