Success With Natpro! But Had a Sudden Wave of Severe Bloating
(Las Vegas, NV, USA)
Sorry to bother you. You're so wonderful to devote as much time to sufferers like me. God bless you. I've written once previously, but as a quick bio, I am 45 years old and in the throes of peri-menopause, including being estrogen dominant. I never took birth control, have 3 healthy children, and my periods remain very regular. I've always been an active fitness person and eat reasonable well. I do enjoy wine, which I have difficulty minimizing, (I'm sure due to the dopamine effect), but haven’t had soda, chocolate, or coffee in 8 months.
After learning I was estrogen dominant in September, 2011, I removed all parabens & toxic cosmetics, shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, etc., and purchase only hormone-free meat, cheese, and dairy for my in-home dining. But as you know, you can't remove it all in our toxic world. I also began administering 300-400mg of Natpro’s progesterone cream daily, only during my luteal phases. Within a few months, my symptoms were gone, ie: hot flashes, buckets of cyclical night sweating, insomnia, PMS, clotting, extremely heavy periods, and severe bloating/water retention. Woohoo! Success! Thank you Natpro!
After revving up my fitness regimen, I even started to see improvement in removing some subcutaneous belly fat. However, recently I feel absolutely huge again. My body feels exactly like it did before I made any changes, or when I made the mistake last year of taking flaxseed, or phytoestrogens, or black cohosh or something, which worsened my estrogen dominance. I feel like I’ve had a huge oestrogen swell, to the point where I can feel it in my chest/breath - which is hard to describe. Something's definitely different and sudden.
The only thing I changed was adding Omega 3 to my supplement regimen, which includes 10,000iu vitamin D3, vitamin C, B-complex, and DIM. I stopped taking the Omega 3 and the bloating lessened, but I'd also passed my peak and started on my daily progesterone. But even so, I've remained so bloated that I can barely stand it. I’ve resorted to taking water pills, which I don’t want to do since they contain caffeine, but my heartbeat pulsates in my hands and neck, and I feel like I’m going to explode. Given this precursor, I'm very concerned about my next period, which hopefully won't result in a blood transfusion. :) It took a good six months on the progesterone cream to minimize the heavy bleeding/clotting, and I was so thrilled with my results. I certainly don't want to go backwards.
I've just purchased the Amino Acids you recommended for someone else on here with reference to detoxing, but do you think I should use even a little progesterone cream in my follicular phase to keep from exploding? Also, have you ever heard of someone having that reaction to an Omega 3 supplement? Your help is so much appreciated. Thank you, thank you!