PCOS and Natural Progesterone

by Jeni
(Evansville, IN)

I was diagnozed with PCOS over 10 years ago and feel like I've done tons of research since. I was so glad when I stumbled across this web site!

Five years ago I lost 50lbs and noticed I started having menstrual cycles every month like clock work... I was amazed. However, 3 years ago I began taking birth control pills in November 2007 (I had recently divorced and began dating someone). I absolutely can not stand birth control but I wanted to be protected so against my better judgement I took it. After 2 years of taking the pill and recently turning 30 I decided to stop birth control in November of 2009. At first things didn't seem to bad... that quickly changed. My cycles were not regular (around 43-48 days) for several months and then they stopped back in July of 2010. I started to notice once my cycles stopped that I gained about 10 lbs and it felt like it was all in my belly and upper thigh area. I also noticed the excessive hair growth was back, UGH!! I'm still not what one would consider over weight 5ft 7 inches and 157-160 lbs but I have been experiencing all the unwanted symptoms from PCOS since my cycles stopped.

When I saw this web site I was glad to read this is organic. I know from having this syndrome that while it's somewhat inherited the environment and wonderful american diet (sarcasm) so many of us eat contributes to the hormonal imbalance. I just ordered 2 tubes of your cream around the week of Thanksgiving and received my shipment last Monday or Tuesday. I have been using the cream twice a day (applying vaginally since reading that can sometimes be one of the best ways for the progesterone to get into my blood stream) and to my surprise I started a cycle today... I was in total shock! I told all my girls at work and today we did a cheer in celebration of my cycle, LOL!

For anyone who is considering this cream definitely go for it! I have struggled with this syndrome since I was 22 (longer than that really since it took a few years for a diagnosis) so I am looking forward to the progressive benefits from using this cream!

I do however have a question now that I've started my cycle... Do I continue using it daily? I'm just not sure since I've gone from having no cycle the last 159 days to now starting one today? Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated and thanks so much for offering such a quality product at a reasonable price!! PCOS is almost an embarassing syndrome but I hope with the use of the cream I can start feeling and looking better!

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Dec 11, 2010
PCOS and Natural Progesterone
by: Wray

Hi Jeni Bless you for the kind words! Over the years, as natural and organic raw materials came on the market, we incorporated them into the cream. When we first started 15 years ago, our aim was an organic cream, not realisable then! PCOS is such a problem now, and increasing too, that we do have a web page on it, please see PCOS. It appears to be caused by oxidative stress, and antioxidants are a vital part of any program. Unfortunately the 'wonderful American diet' has a lot to account for! Not that the British one is any better. The bane of my life is the pill, between that and PCOS, it accounts for over half the queries I get. Please see our page on Contraceptives, it explains what's happening to you. If ovulation stops, no progesterone is made, but the ovaries are still making oestrogen and testosterone (hence the hair growth). Oestrogen is a mitogen, it stimulates cells to divide and multiply, including fat cells. These in turn are a non-ovarian source of oestrogen, so a vicious cycle ensues. Oestrogen also causes water retention and inflammation, luckily progesterone is an excellent diuretic and anti-inflammatory. So good in fact, it's given via IV transfusion to brain trauma victims, to prevent the oedema and inflammation that forms, see here. Progesterone can cause early bleeding, although yours wasn't too early, evidently the lining of your uterus had built up, only a good thing it came away. I suggest you use it daily, certainly until you feel confident all symptoms have gone. Then use it to regulate your cycle, see this page we have on How to use progesterone cream. Using the cream vaginally is excellent, it's absorbed very quickly and goes straight to the uterus. Undoubtedly this decision of yours resulted in the bleeding, It's also good for the face too, even in younger woman than those used in this study here. It appears that you haven't experienced any Oestrogen Dominance, but please read through this page, in case it should. Please remember that stress drops progesterone levels sharply, so more progesterone must be used over this phase. Otherwise symptoms come back. Take care Wray

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