by Pat Howard
(Margaret River, Australia)
After years of using Progesterone cream and now tablets (bioidentical) I find that I am sensitive to Progesterone. Infact, I am barely able to tolerate it.
I thought perhaps I was imagining the symptoms and was putting up with them for all these years. And after much investigation, have found that not all women can tolerate progesterone. The symptoms of progesterone intolerance can be the same symptoms of progesterone deficiency!
Explaining the issue with those who sell Progesterone or treat women with HRT etc, its been difficult getting them to believe that there is an issue.
So, I decided to do some research of my own and came across many women with the same issue. And a wonderful Professor John Studd, in the UK (www.studd.co.uk), has written a great doc on the topic. I was amazed to discover that many women who have had terrible PMS, will almost likely be progesterone intolerant or have a sensitivity to progesterone.
I still use progesterone, but have a break from it regularly. This seems to help with the intolerance symptoms.
I am interested to know if other women have experienced an intolerance to progesterone too?