Skin is hot, itchy

by Catharine

Hi, I'm 47 and have been using approximately 2 tsp a day (1 in morning and 1 at night) for almost 2 weeks. I attempted to search the forum for an answer, but most results are for hot flashes controlled by the progesterone cream. I find that where I apply the cream, my skin gets hot/flushed feeling, and sometimes itchy. Is this normal? I am using Natpro to help alleviate general feelings of lethargy, depression, foggy brain, and anxiety - feelings that I have not suffered from until the last few years. Thanks for any help you can offer...

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Aug 28, 2016
Skin is hot, itchy
by: Joy

Hi Catharine

If the teaspoon used is a metric teaspoon, then 2 teaspoons would give you 10ml of cream. As you are in Peri-Menopause, which can be a torrid time for most women, I feel that you should be using at least 12ml/200mg, which is four full pumps of the new Natpro Dispenser. You may need to use more, it is all dependant on how much excess estrogen you have. Two weeks is also not nearly enough time, 2-6 months usually brings positive results. If progesterone is not used correctly it will not work, time and patience is needed, it is not an overnight fix. Please read the Estrogen Dominance page as all your symptoms are crying out ED! The How to use Progesterone Cream page will also help you to understand more and what is needed. If your anxiety it severe, then you might like to try the calming amino and nutrients mentioned on the page.

Vitamin D3 is also vital. What is your level do you know? A deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone. Please take note of the co-factors needed when supplementing with vitamin D3.

When first using progesterone it can have an effect of the skin, but usually not. Other strange things have been known to appear. It would not be progesterone causing a reaction, but rather the other ingredients that the cream contains. Do you know if you are allergic to any of those ingredients? About a year ago I received two emails mentioning the same thing. After investigating, the one came back saying that it was allergy season and realised that she was suffering from allergies, therefore not the cream. The other turned out to be an allergic raction to the Aspen Bark which is a natural preservative used, most uncommon, but it can happen.

If you are still reacting, please contact us via the Organic Product’s Contact Form for further investigation.

Please read these pages and the references:

How to use Progesterone Cream -
Estrogen Dominance -
Peri-Menopause -
Anxiety -
Vitamin D3 -
Magnesium -

Aug 29, 2016
Thank you
by: Catharine

Thank you for your reply, I really appreciate the time you took to answer. I will increase my dose to 4 pumps (I am currently taking 3 pumps, twice daily) does your suggestion mean I should use 4 pumps, twice a day?

Also, I am not sure how you diagnosed peri-menopause with me, as I am not. I had all of my levels tested just one month ago, and I am still very regular - same levels as always. I wasn't blaming progesterone as the culprit, just asking if the cream itself (and any or all of the ingredients) might cause some flare-up. Should it alleviate my symptoms, I will continue using it, as the minor burning/itching would be preferable to the things I currently suffer from. I will increase my dose and re-evaluate in a few months. Please confirm if the 4 pumps are recommended daily, or twice daily.

Sep 01, 2016
Thank You
by: Joy

Hi Catharine

No, 4 pumps in total per day = 200mg. Sadly Peri-Menopause starts at around 35 when progesterone levels start to drop, you are 47. No matter what we do or try, will prevent the natural process of the body but we can help it alone with the correct use of progesterone. You maybe regular now, but that will soon change. You might like to compare your test results to those on the Hormone Testing page. If the burning continues then please contact us via Organic Product’s Contact Us page.

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