Please help my poor mother!

by Jennifer

Hello wray,

It is Jennifer.
Today, I talked to my mother on the phone, and she told me that her pain on lower back came back.

She had a spine surgery last year because of severe lower back and leg pain. After surgery her pain was gone for a whlie, then came back.

Jan. 7th 2013, she started Natpro, she was so happy that her all pains were gone including the back pain.

However, now the lower back pain came back, I do not know what to do. She has been using high dosage like 400mg to 700mg per day.
I am hesitated to tell her to increase the dosage, after receiving my own saliva test report (My progesterone is 15920 pg/ml, my progesterone seems to be accumualated in the body, not metabolised.

I am so confused now, and do not know how to help my mother. Jennifer

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Feb 02, 2013
Please help my poor mother
by: Jennifer

Hello Wray,

My mother told me this morning, that her back pain was gone this morning. My father thinks that it might be something to do with the weather change.

Is there any information shows that the progesterone cream can release the pain of
" FBSS - failed back surgery synderome "?


Feb 03, 2013
Please help my poor mother!
by: Wray

Hi Jennifer It's difficult for me not having the thread of this post to look back through. But I'm sure I asked you to ask your mother to have a vitamin D test done. Did she have one and could you tell me what the level was? A lack of vitamin D reduces the benefits of progesterone, plus vitamin D is also an analgesic. There are many things which drop progesterone levels, maybe you could look through the following and see if any have occurred with your mother. Sugars and large meals, see here. Plus insulin drops levels too, see here. Dark days, in particular winter days, probably because vitamin D levels drop. Excess oestrogen in any form, including phytoestrogens found in food. Excess testosterone suppresses progesterone, the menopausal ovary is an androgen producing organ, see here. SHBG drops if sugars are eaten, even those found in all grains, legumes, processed milk and sweet starchy fruits and vegetables. Fructose, sucrose and glucose, reduce SHBG by 80, 50 and 40% respectively, see here. Thereby allowing testosterone to rise. It's best to avoid all the foods and sugars mentioned. Wine and beers contain carbs, so it's best to avoid those too. Plus alcohol affects hormone levels in women, see here and here. It decreases progesterone levels and increases androgen levels, both the total testosterone and free testosterone become higher. And finally Stress drops levels, has she been more stressed lately? Take care Wray

Feb 03, 2013
Please help my poor mother
by: Wray

Hi Jennifer I've checked for studies in PubMed on failed back syndrome and progesterone and it came up with nothing. I doubt they would even consider doing a study, as progesterone is very often overlooked. Although it's known as an analgesic, in particular it's most important metabolic allopregnanolone, see here. Take care Wray

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