Progesterone to shrink prostate
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 ?