Progesterone to shrink prostate

by Jos

I am 75y old with a 'grossly enlarged' prostate (BHP). My enlargement started over 10y ago. I took Duodart for 2+ years, it killed my sex life but no shrinking of the prostate. I stopped duodart and for the last 6 months take 1 tamlosin-400 every 2nd day. No retention, but frequent small pees, only once during the night. Urgency seems decreased too. I do some exersise now and my diet is not bad.
I researched many sites and found yours, and I am sure progesterone is my best option.
I cannot find ANY doctor in Australia who practises progesterone therapy, but found a naturopath who, after I explained and gave her articles, gave me a prescripiton. This was Mar 2015.
I applied the cream for about a month but was unsure about the dosage (I think I applied 10 mg/d), but felt uneasy without any guidance; after all this is a hormone!
I noticed no change apart from slightly fewer bathroom visits, but maybe that was wishfull thinking.
But several weeks later I noticed I lost quite a bit of body hair, legs and chest. I also suddenly gained weight from 75 to 80 KG (167 to178 lbs), without any change in diet!
As I had read feedback on your site saying that, if the dose is too low, estrogen dominance may first get stronger and one should increase the dose and perservere. Today I cannot find any post that mentions this.
Any suggestions please.
ALSO: do you know any Sydney/Aus practitioner with experience in progesterone therapy for men ?
Many thanks

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Apr 04, 2016
enlarged prostate
by: davidgmills

Just my anecdote. I had been told by my internist for a number of years that I had an enlarged prostate. He wanted me to see a urologist. I had been taking testosterone and switched over to progesterone. Very long story about how that occurred.

But after about six months of taking 60 mg of progesterone a day, I went to see a urologist. He told me that my prostate was normal sized and all tips to the urologist since shown that prostate is normal. I do have a spastic bladder of some kind and take medicine for it. I don't pee as well as I like but at least it is not my prostate causing this.

I really do believe I had prostate enlargement before I began taking progesterone because my annual prostate exams are not painful at all. They used to be very uncomfortable.

I have a friend who was having high PSAs of about 7. Three months on 60 mg of progesterone brought his PSA down to 1 and it has stayed there for a number of years and never gone back up.

You are not taking nearly enough progesterone to do yourself any good. 60 mg minimum. You could do 80 or 100. And adding pregnenolone of about 100 mg oral a day will keep your progesterone levels stable. I also take 25 mg a day of DHEA.

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