Sleepy

by Jasmine

I started on 100mg a day of the Natpro for PMS issues. I spot for 3-4 days before my period and have a very short luteal phase (6-9 days). I have really bad depression and anxiety around ovulation and then again a few days and into my period.

I’ve been breastfeeding for 8 years straight (2 kids) and had a short luteal phase after my first child and conceived my second using vaginal progesterone.

I know my progesterone is low hence trying the Natpro. I was going to up it to 200mg a day but I’m so sleepy. Like need to lie down and sleep all day off of the 50mg in the morning.

Should I go up to 100mg in the morning (and evening)? Does the sleepiness go away? It’s just awful.

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Apr 30, 2019
Sleepy
by: Joy

Hi Jasmine

Progesterone does make some women sleepy when first using it but it does get better. One has to persevere with it. As you are suffering from Anxiety I feel that 200mg would be better, you may need to use more it depends on how severe symptoms are. Use half the amount in the morning and the other half at night.

If you have not done so already please read the How to use Progesterone Cream and Estrogen Dominance pages.

Vitamin D3 is very important, a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone. Nothing less than 5,000iu's per day is needed. Optimal range is between 70-100ng/ml. Magnesium and vitamin K2 with no soy are important co-factors needed when taking vitamin D3.

Apr 30, 2019
Sleepy
by: Jasmine

Yes the anxiety is really bad at the moment. I had a panic attack yesterday which I haven't had in a long time and had dry strong heart palpitations. I’m rather scared to try upping the dose! I’ve read all the info yes.

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