progesterone after the pill part 2

by Debbie
(Thunder Bay On Canada )

I emailed you before about using progesterone after the daughter has not started progesterone yet she was waiting for her next cycle

Usually my daughters progeserone is 1 or less but we just found out she had a surge on day 27 and it was the highest it has ever been 5.8 ng/ml and her estradiol was 41 pg/ml but on day 22 progesterone was less than 1 and her Estradiol was 54 pg/ml
she did have a period on day 30 ...she still is symptomatic of low progestreone most days
But on day 27 she was worse...extreme fatigue fluid retention
My question is what will happen if she takes progesterone will it help level out the surge or will she get progesterone dominated and get wosre for a longer period of time
thanks you for any help you can provide

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Jan 14, 2012
progesterone after the pill part 2
by: Wray

Hi Debbie The surge shows your daughter must have ovulated, so her cycle is about 34 days and yet you say she had her period on day 30. I have never heard of progesterone crashing so soon after peaking. Normally it takes about 6-7 days after the mid-luteal peak before bleeding occurs. Progesterone will certainly help smooth out her cycle, although the first few cycles might be slightly disrupted. It can cause bleeding to come earlier or later than normal, but does settle in time. Adverse symptoms occur when oestrogen is dominant, I've found it's essential to make progesterone the dominant hormone. I recommend 100-200mg/day, more if symptoms are severe. Please would you read the page on Oestrogen Dominance before starting the progesterone. If it should occur, please don't reduce the amount as many do, blaming the progesterone. This can help as it stops stimulating oestrogen, but it's essential to use more to ensure progesterone becomes dominant. As you live in Canada, please have a vitamin D test done, levels are low in most of us, specially living far north as you are, see here, here, here and here. Vitamin D is essential for ovulation and normal ovarian function. For more info on vitamin D levels, testing etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth, Birmingham Hospital and Vitamin D Links websites. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml or 175-250nmol/L and not the 30ng/ml or 75nmol/L most labs and doctors regard as adequate. The minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although the latest research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. Take care Wray

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