by Helena

Hello Wray from Finland

Iam 47years old woman,since from fifteen years my menstrual started and after that to our days cycle is quite normal (28 days) bleeding time about 5 days, but heavy pains and gramps all my adults time. About 18 years ago my both fallopian tube was blocked and by doctor advise also was operated, and after that very soon my problem came back. Finally I found doctor, who gave me natural and homeopathy medicine and that programme gave me some relief, but all these years I have been bad sleeping problems and PMS.
I tried different vitamins (B-group), amino acids, Homeopathy,
and they will give only few weeks reliefs, and after that
my sleeping schedule is like this: I falling my sleep 10 pm.
4-5 hours sleep then I awake up, and in the morning at 9am. I feel very lazy and I go to my bed, sleep 3 hours and I see nigthmares.
My menstrual cyrcle have been irregular menstrual periods about 1,5 years. Perimenopause symptoms like night swetting and hot waves and PMS symptoms have been around 5-6 years. My mood changes from sad to anger have been very bad during 1 year.
2011 spring I started to eat Pueraria mirifica and dosage
800 mg/ day, about 2 weeks later ,I slepth very well all night!!! That was amazing and I was very happy, but after 4 month when I started by purearia came spotting and bleeding and that last 3 week. I had to stop using purearia because same repeat every month. Breast pain was horrible all the time after 4 month using purearia and I did not like that all. I also get fat that time.

Finally I found Natpro. I follow your information. I have used cream now 2 month 2teaspoon or sometimes more when payn coming to fallopian tube. Starting every month from ovulation 14days. Then break 2 weeks during menstrual. BUT UNFORTYNATLY MY SLEEPNESS GO ON LIKE BEFORE!

I have not use Purearia mirifica anymore when start Natrpro.
So I really hope that you can give me some advice.

Best regards,
Helena from Finland

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Nov 30, 2011
No Break
by: Annette Canada

Hello Helena I would recommend you don't break from the cream for a few months until your estrogen symptoms subside. Just take the cream continuously at the amount you are using, it may take awhile but you will come into balance. Also make sure to take a minimum of 5000 iu's of vitamin d. Progesterone and vitamin d work together in the body. Hope this helps until Wray answers. Take care

Dec 02, 2011
by: Wray

Hi Helena It does take time for progesterone to help, we have no idea what else it's putting right, before the one thing which bothers us comes right. Progesterone does help sleep, see here. You are now in Peri-menopause, when cycles do become erratic, as yours have. I would suggest you use the progesterone as Annette suggests, daily without a break. I did this even when I had regular cycles in P-M, as my symptoms came back when I stopped. I still use it daily now I'm in Menopause. Progesterone does help PMS too, see here. There are many nutrients which help sleep too, see our page on Anxiety. As Annette says vitamin D works with progesterone, it also helps sleep too. Please have a vitamin D test done. It's low in most people living above 37 degrees N. For more info on testing etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth, Birmingham Hospital and Vitamin D Links websites. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml or 175-250nmol/L and not the 30ng/ml or 75nmol/L most labs and doctors regard as adequate. And the minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although the latest research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. This is an excellent video to watch too, see here. Take care Wray

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