Progesterone cream only suppresses symptoms
After trying high dose progesterone therapy, as indicated on this site, I am not convinced. To me it seems more like a way to suppress symptoms.
I have spent countless hours scouring the pages on this site, and I see a lot of women struggling for a long time before they see results. My conclusion is that the low progesterone/estrogen dominance is a much deeper issue, and the cream is just masking symptoms. I see a lot of women trying to wean off of it without success because they have not healed underlying causes. A lot of symptoms of the cream are also consistent with adrenal exhaustion -- weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, irritability... Could the high doses of progesterone cream be contributing to adrenal issues and crashes? To me, it seems likely.
Rspectfully, I am also concerned about Wary's situation. If the progesterone cream had been effective, how would she be in burnout? Isn't that what the cream is supposed to prevent? I'm not trying to be insensitive, but how can I trust the opinions and information from someone who is unable to maintain her own health while on progesterone cream?
I tried it, and it did help me a bit for the first month. The second month was rough and I feel that it was taxing my adrenals. I stopped the cream and feel much better. I am also working with a naturopathic doctor and using a glandular, adaptogenic, and nutritional supplements, and a nutrient denze diet to correct deficiencies and imbalances. I don't feel that progesterone cream is an effective way to heal hormones all on it's own because I believe that it only suppresses symptoms.