Progesterone after menopause?

by Julie
(Massachusetts USA)

Hello, I’ve used Natpro for almost 8 years. It’s been wonderful for sleep. I now am officially through menopause, and I’m wondering what the thoughts are on using Natpro post menopause? I’ve continued using it, but at a lower dose (100mg) than what I using during peri menopause ( anywhere from 200-400 mg per day) . My sleep hasn’t been as great on the lower dose of 100mg, but I worry my body may not need all the progesterone I was using in peri? Is it harmful to continue the progesterone post menopause? I’ve always used it every day, and have never taken a break.

Any advice?
Thank you!

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Sep 29, 2021
Progesterone after Menopause?
by: Joy

​Hi Julie

Thank you so much for believing in Natpro and for using it correctly, many don't and then think that progesterone does not work. I am so pleased to read how Natpro has helped with your sleeping problems. Progesterone is a calming hormone, it will help with mild insomnia. If more severe​,​ then calming nutrients are needed.

I am 66 and have been using Natpro every day with no breaks at all since I was 47. I will never stop using it. It certainly is not harmful, in fact it is most beneficial. You do not need to use as much as 400mg per day going forward. However, remember that​ ​Stress​​ destroys everything. It causes progesterone levels to drop sharply. When dealing with stress it is always a good idea to increase the amount of cream used until after the stressful period, then reduce ​back ​down again.

You will need to experiment to see how much your body really needs now. If 100mg is not working then try 150mg per day and so on. Please continue to use it every day. Estrogen will start to creep back in causing those dreaded​ ​Estrogen Dominance​​ ​​ symptoms and you certainly do not want that.

All the best.

Oct 23, 2021
Stress And Progesterone
by: Lorraine

Hello,

I am 58 years old and have been in full menopause for 7 years now. My husband passed away 11 weeks ago, and I have been under a lot of stress because of it. Right now, I take about 160 mg. of Natpro a day. I have noticed that progesterone tends to cause my depression and anxiety levels to soar. It also tends to raise my blood pressure. Am I taking too much or too little?

Oct 24, 2021
Stress and Progesterone
by: Joy

Hi Lorraine

My sincere condolences to you and your family.  Death of a family member is terribly stressful.  May you go from strength to strength.

Menopause in itself is a stressful time. Stress destroys everything including progesterone levels and nutrients.  You are not using enough Natpro during this stressful time.  I suggest that you increase to 300mg per day.  I take it that you are using it no less than twice a day.  If not, please do.  The aim is to keep progesterone levels stable at all times.  You may need to increase to 400mg until you get over this difficult time.  Once you start to feel stable, then and ONLY then, start to reduce the cream slowly.  One pump at a time for a week, then reduce again.  Have you read the Anxiety page?  Please consider taking some of those calming nutrients mentioned on the page.

Also extremely important is Vitamin D3, if deficient it reduces the benefits of progesterone.  You also need those co-factors mentioned.  This will help you to relax a little.  Your adrenals will also be taking strain.  This adrenal fatigue cocktail will help greatly...

ADRENAL FATIGUE COCKTAIL
* 125ml Orange Juice or Grapefruit Juice, you are looking for vitamin C
* 1/4 teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt or pink Himalayan
* 1/4 teaspoon Cream of Tartar

Mix the above at the start of the day with enough liquid for two (2) applications i.e. 8oz/125ml of orange juice. Drink it mid-morning, as well as mid-afternoon. In addition, any time that you are feeling particularly anxious it would be advisable to prepare another mixture and take it.

Please note:  For those who have blood sugar problems, use lemon juice mixed with a little water, you are looking for vitamin C.

The original source of this recipe was Susan Blackard, NP, ND, PhD at the Rejuvenation Health Centre in Springfield, MO.

Wishing you love and light.

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