Prometrium for sleep?

Hello, I am 40, after pregnancy 8 years ago I crashed and got so much fatigue that I could barely take care of myself an my baby.

Since then I tried many protocols, thyroid supplements, supplements. Progesterone is the only thing that I never studied so far.

I have terrible insomnia, and I noticed it gets worse towards my period and during the bleed. I barely sleep. I want to try oral progesteron to help sleep and low cortisol.

I can't figure out should I take it daily or only after ovulation? (I can't not know when I have it and if I actually do have it- as my temperature is always different).

Is there any risk in trying 100-200 mg Prometrium before bed daily ALL month? or during the bleed I anyway have to stop??

I can not get info from any of my doctors. I am desperate to try it, just can't know the schedule. I have a huge belly, brain fog and fatigue.

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Apr 06, 2020
Prometrium for sleep?
by: Joy

Hi there

Any form of oral progesterone is not the best
Delivery Method as so much gets destroyed by the gut and liver. Please consider using a good progesterone cream such as Natpro. Between 100-200mg is needed per day. Please use every day with no breaks, use half in the morning and the other half at night. You may need to use more, you will have to experiment to see what suits you. Continue to use every day until symptoms improve and your cycle has returned to normal. However, most woman who are in Peri-Menopause prefer to use it every day. You will have to see what works for you best.

Please read the How to use Progesterone Cream and Estrogen Dominance pages.

Apr 20, 2020
progesteron for sleep
by: Anonymous

Thank you, actually I was advised oral progesterone as it helps insomnia better, is it not true? This is my main symptom. Will the cream give the same effect and help sleep? I am desperate for sleep.

Apr 22, 2020
Progesterone for sleep
by: Joy

The cream is preferred as so much progesterone is destroyed with oral progesterone as explained above. You could always experiment to see what works for you best. If you do decide to use a cream between 100-200mg is needed, using a 3% cream. Use half in the morning and the other half at night.

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