by Sherry

Hi Wray,
A couple of questions. I am currently taking 100mgs of Prometrium. I have tried cream before and my blood tests revealed that I was not absorbing either the oral or the cream- I was up to 200mgs of each at different times. Would a saliva test be more accurate? Also, I had some side effects (esp with the cream) like acne and oily hair.
I know I am estrogen dominant but not sure how much progesterone I need. I am 43 and was on birth control for over 20 years. My most troublesome symptoms are anxiety and insomnia. If the cream is more effective, can I use the Prometrium capsules by opening them and applying them on the skin? And, if I buy the cream, can you tell me how much cream I need to apply daily and how much progesterone I need? Thanks!

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Jul 20, 2013
by: Wray

Hi Sherry Saliva Tests are generally regarded as more accurate. But the most accurate of all are symptoms, have they gone. Oral progesterone is the least effective Delivery system, "The liver and gut region removed a mean of 96 per cent of the progesterone entering these tissues", see here. So it doesn't surprise me the tests revealed low levels. Although you used 200mg/day of the cream, which is a good amount, it could be you need more, see here, here, here and here. We do have a page on Acne which explains this side effect. We also have a page on Anxiety too, which gives a list of nutrients which help. Many help sleep, as does progesterone and vitamin D, please have a test done for this, see here and here. If you buy our cream, 1ml contains 33.3mg progesterone. So 200mg/day progesterone would need 6ml of cream, 400mg/day would need 12ml of cream. Take care Wray

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