progesterone cream

by Jessica
(Budapest)

Hello,

I would like some advice on that if I should quit using the progesterone cream I'm using currently. It's a brand which you can buy here in Hungary. It is from Wise tree naturals and here is what it contains:
5 pumps has 20mg progesterone (wild yam extract)
Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Dioscorea Villosa Extract, Tocopherol, Glyceryl Linoleate, Beta-Sitosterol, Squalene, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Phytate.

So for the past 5 days I have been using 100mg of this cream divided into two doses. 50mg in the morning and 50mg in the night.
My breasts are swollen and they hurt like crazy. I'm also experiencing some ovary pain and mood swings and anxiety throughout the day.

I'm going on a hormonal blood test next week to check my estrogen and progesterone levels. Looks like this cream is making the estrogen domiance symptoms stronger. If I quit this cream till I get a new one (Natpro), there will be a few days without using any cream is that okay? will my symptoms also get weaker then at least? I mean it all depends on the blood test results what will be the next step.

(I'm the one who wrote a few days ago with the "Confusion" title my story. So for more information about my condition you can read there!

Thank you!

Jessica

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Aug 19, 2019
Progesterone Cream
by: Joy

Hi Jessica

Should you wish to change creams I suggest that you finish the cream that you are currently using and start the new cream. If 100mg does not help, then increase to 200mg. Progesterone does aggravate estrogen receptors and can cause adverse symptoms that you are currently experiencing especially when not enough progesterone is being used. Often symptoms get worse before they get better. It does take time for the body to adjust. Painful breasts could mean that you are lacking in iodine. I just having your thyroid tested. The moment you stop using progesterone symptoms get worse. You might like to read the page on Anxiety.

By keeping one thread going at all times, makes it easier for all concerned.

Aug 25, 2019
test results
by: Jessica

Hi,

I just got back my test results. It was a blood test not a saliva test.

Some information: I did this test on the 16th day of my cycle. I have Pcos so I don't really have regular and normal cycles.

(FSH) 4,5 IU/L
(LH) 10,4 IU/L
Prolaktin 139,0 mIU/l
Estradiol 230,1 pmol/l
Progesterone 2,52 nmol/l

What do you think?

Thank you!


Aug 27, 2019
Test results
by: Joy

Hi Jessica

Your progesterone:estrgoen ration is 11:1, it should be around 600:1. Progesterone is needed to help get you within that range. Remember that progesterone therapy is not an overnight fix, it takes time and patience before positive results are seen. Please read the Hormone Testing page for more information.

Aug 27, 2019
maca root
by: Jessica

Hi Joy,

Thanks for the fast reply!

So basically my progesterone-estrogren ratio also proves that the two different types of progesterone creams (made from yam extract) I've used for 3 months didn't do anything, only waking up my estrogren receptors!

I am also planning now to start to take maca root powder. I've read that it also balances the hormones without it itself containing hormones.
What do you think about that?

Thank you!

Aug 29, 2019
Maca Root
by: Joy

Hi Jessica

I am really not sure about maca. According to this one paper maca apparently has no affect on estrogen or testosterone levels, see here. And yet this paper said it increased estradiol levels which none of us need, see here. It does appear to increase diastolic blood pressure slightly too, see here. I can only suggest that you try it and see if it works for you.

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