Should we take breaks from progesterone cream?

by Amanda
(US)

I'm not clear if I should be taking progesterone cream all month, or break for a period?

The cream stops my periods.150mg per day, split doses. Is this OK??? Or should I stop at day 28 and trigger a bleed, then restart???

I'm worried about build up. Thanks

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Jun 08, 2022
Should we take breaks from progesterone cream?
by: Joy

Hi Amanda

Please read the How to use Progesterone Cream page for a more detailed explanation. A lot depends on your age, you could be in Peri-Menopause, a time when progesterone cream should be used every day with no breaks provided you have a regular monthly cycle. If one has a regular monthly cycle then progesterone should be used by following it i.e. you luteal phase, the same applies if you are TTC.

Progesterone therapy will disrupt things for a short while. As soon as the body adjusts to progesterone things should revert to normal again. Time and patience is needed.

There is no need to be worried.

Please make sure that your Vitamin D3 level is optimal as a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone.

Jun 08, 2022
how long
by: Anonymous

Hi, im 20yrs old with PCOS,irregular periods and melasma. Should i take the progesterone everyday or only in luteal phase?

Jun 09, 2022
How Long
by: Joy

​Hi there

As you are experiencing problems, yes progesterone should be used every day until they are resolved. It will definitely help if used correctly please read the How to use Progesterone Cream page, link given below. Advice given is based on Natpro which is a 3% cream and was formulated over 30 years ago. Progesterone must be used no less than twice a day, half the amount in the morning and the other half at night, inserted in the vagina at night as it is the best place for absorption.

The PCOS page will help you to understand what is needed.

It is also important to read the Estrogen Dominance page as you may experience a number of those adverse symptoms.

Please read the vitamin​​ D3 page, link given below.

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