Hi my name is Liz and I want to warn of the dangers of rhodiola. I know it is a popular supplement but for me it was a disaster as it fired up my estrogen receptors and caused havoc with my health by skin issues all of which were played out on my hands and arms. At the moment I am up to my elbows in swaddling, my arms are tingling and burning, they are chronically dry and red as a lobster.
I am trying to counter this estrogen dominance and was going great guns on progesterone cream only to react to it with hives which was a devastating setback as my arms were healing.
I tried pregnenolone too and erupted in hives in response again, but after reading this site I am now back on the progesterone cream and persevering in the hope the progesterone will tip the balance