Progesterone and sleep

by Jacquelyn Brown
(Flower Mound, TX)

Dear Joy,
I've increased my progesterone cream over the last 4 weeks from 100 mg to 200 mg (10% cream). Being at 200 mg the last week I have started to wake around 3 am and I'm feeling warm too! Do I need to increase or decrease? I take 5,000 mg of D3 everyday. I also take chewable GABA, 10 mg melatonin and 1200 mg of magnesium at night. I'm postmenopausal at 55.

For the past year I had been on a vaginal cream routine with al l three hormones with the progesterone at 40 mg. I gained significant weight and my blood pressure was high. Four weeks ago I returned to the pellet method with a low dose of both estrogen and testosterone.

Thank you for your help.

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Sep 25, 2017
Progesterone and sleep
by: Joy

Hi Jacquelyn

Advice given on this website is based on Natpro Progesterone Cream which is a 3.33% cream only. You are using a 10% cream. GABA is good but difficult to take. If too much is taken, symptoms can come back. Please read the Magnesium page for the correct use. Certain magnesiums need to be taken at different times of the day. Glycinate should be taken at night. There are many different types of magnesium, they all have a role to play. I personally take 3 different types a day. Other co-factors are needed too. Are you taking vitamin K2 with NO soy? This is vital as is the correct using of magnesium. I feel that you may battle as I do not agree that any women should be on the pellets and supplement with estrogen.

Please read the following pages and the references as they will explain how to use progesterone cream correctly, you may battle otherwise.

How to use Progesterone Cream
Estrogen Dominance
Magnesium
Vitamin D3
Menopause

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