Progesterone shortened the period cycle

by Jennifer

Hello Wray,

It is Jennifer again.
My mother is still very happy with progesterone.
Progesterone seems to have stoped her pain from Rheumatoid arthritis.

Now even my mother in law started using progesterone Natpro last month. She is 74 years old now, around 50 she lost her womb and ovaries.
I suggested her to start with 100 mg, I have no idea is it right dosage for her, however today she told us that her blood pressure went down, she is very happy as well.

As about me, after taking 7 months progesterone ( 240mg/day), a lot of symptoms are gone, but my period cycle from 30~33 days, became 27 days. This is the second month with 27 days period cycle. Is it normal?

Thank you very much!

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Jun 16, 2013
Progesterone shortened the period cycle
by: Wray

Hi Jennifer I'm so delighted it's helped your mother. I remember how much pain you said she had. And now your mother in law too, thanks so much for suggesting it. By the way it should reduce blood pressure, it's a vasodilator, see here, plus it increases nitric oxide another vasodilator, see here. I'm also so pleased it's helping you still. Progesterone can upset the cycle, there's no telling when, or even if it actually has. It could be your 30-33 day cycle was not your normal length, but was caused by excess oestrogen prolonging your follicular phase. And that the 27 day cycle was what it should have been. You are now either in Peri-menopause or the early stages. This does disrupt the cycle too. But whatever is causing it, it's nothing to worry about. I do hope your mother is taking vitamin D, it's so helpful for RA. Let me know how you get on. Take care Wray

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