Premature menopause, genetic, progesteron

by Petra

I am 32 years old, diagnosed with premature menopause. The cause is suppossed to be genetic: missing part of one X chromosome.

Till I started using contraceptive pills (from I was 19 till 28) I had regular and normal periods. After that I more or less do not have periods again. Do you think NatPro would be alternative in my case for HRT (which I really would not like to take unless it is absolutely neccessary)? I do want to have a child (which doctors said is not possible without donated eggs) - I guess Progesterone would not help me with this?

Thank you in advance

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Oct 14, 2011
Need more Info
by: CamperKat

What is the exact kind of "x" chromosomal disorder your MD says that you have? Do you have Turner's syndrome, or Fragile X (also known as Martin?Bell syndrome, or Escalante's syndrome)? Is it the kind where one "arm" of the X is missing?

All those questions aside, given your age and condition, it really does sound like you are one of the few who could do with some estrogen since you have ovary issues from your chromosomal problem. I'd suggest herbals, both topical and supplement capsule form, and I'd add the progesterone cream to it, as well.

RE: estrogen herbal supplements, look into Flaxseed and Red Clover (herbals work by replacing/overriding human estrogen in our receptor sites, thus providing relief from various peri- and menopausal ailments.) Soybean (also called soya in non-U.S. countries) works the same way, but make sure it is from a non GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) soy. There are no long-term studies about its safety--and virtually all soybeans in the U.S. are GMO. Also only use "traditionally prepared" soy, not edamame or soy "nuggets" found in granola miso, tempeh, tofu. Doesn't take much, just 1/4 cup per day.

RE: progesterone cream, you could definitely benefit...I don't know how much Natpro to recommend exactly for you, but I'd say at least 80mg per day.

Do your research, and continue to ask questions, of everyone you think may have info--your friends, co-workers, your hairdresser--all kinds of info can be gathered this way, or put you on to another route. Remember that your MD pretty much just writes Rx's, and does little to assist you with "alternative therapies".

Hope this helps, and good luck to you.

Oct 19, 2011
Premature menopause, genetic, progesteron
by: Wray

Hi Petra I would ask you the same questions as CamperKat has, who has also given excellent tips. It seems strange that you had normal cycles before taking Contraceptives, and then an apparent failure afterwards, and it's ascribed to a genetic problem! All contraceptives can cause adverse reactions, many women struggle to get a regular cycle again, see here. I take it they have done a scan of the ovaries to check there are no viable eggs left? Please avoid HRT, I don't believe there are any benefits. As you've probably gathered, I'm a great believer in progesterone, recommending 100-200mg/day. This is just a guide, as CamperKat says, it's impossible to tell how much is needed until it's used. We do have more info on our page How to use progesterone cream. But please read our page on Oestrogen Dominance before starting it. I would also ask you to have a vitamin D test done, this is vital for normal ovarian function, plus ovulation. For more info on testing etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth Birmingham Hospital and Vitamin D Links websites. The minimum daily dose is 5000iu's and an adequate blood level is 70-100ng/ml, and not the 30ng/ml that doctors and labs use. Take care Wray

Oct 19, 2011
Need more Info
by: Wray

Hi CamperKat Thanks once again!! Take care Wray

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