Surgical menopause

by Ruth

Hi, I started menopause 12 years ago. I was put on HRT, oestrogen & utrogeston(not sure I have spelt that right) The utogeston made me feel crazy so I stopped it & stayed on oestrogen only HRT (gel). But I wasn’t allowed to take oestrogen without progesterone so I had a total hysterectomy 10 years ago. I currently take HRT subliminal & I have some good times but also bad times usually I feel my worst after some stress in my life. I don’t take progesterone because of my bad experiences last time. Can someone be progesterone intolerant & if not would it be of any benefit now. I am 59. Thanks

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Jun 07, 2022
Surgical Menopause
by: Joy

​Hi Ruth

Why were you not allowed to take estrogen without progesterone? When using estrogen and progesterone (Utrogestan) together, you need to use a high amount of progesterone to feel it's benefits. Otherwise it is pointless. Both these hormones would have been fighting at becoming the dominant hormone. In your case, estrogen won! ​ The aim of progesterone therapy is to make progesterone the dominant hormone. ​ If you read this website carefully you will see that we do not believe that any woman needs to take extra estrogen. There are well over 100 estrogen mimics in our Environment as it is, why take more​? ​​ See Estrogen Dominance which you are suffering from. I am really not surprised that you felt crazy.

All drug based HRT's have a potential to cause harm. Sadly you were not advised correctly on How to use Progesterone Cream. You do not state how much you were given but nothing less than 100mg per day is needed. I find that in Menopause 200mg per day is perfect for me. However everyone is different you may need more or less. You would have to experiment with the amount used. Please read the page. You would certainly benefit from progesterone therapy provided it is used correctly.

Vitamin D3 if important, a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone and is connected to every single functioning cell in our bodies making it vital. The cofactors mentioned​​ are equally important.

Jun 09, 2022
by: Ruth

Very helpful. I am going back to read the page again on progesterone

Nov 04, 2022
Do I need Progesterone??
by: Anonymous

I had surgical menopause and have been in HRT for 15 years.
With estrogen only should I be taking Progesterone in addition. My OBGYN thinks I don’t need it.

Nov 04, 2022
Do I need Progesterone?
by: Joy

To answer your question, yes you certainly do need progesterone. To be honest I am horrified that you have been on HRT for 15 years. All drug based HRT have a potential to cause harm. If you read this website we state ad nauseam that we believe that no women should take extra estrogen. There are well over 100 estrogen mimics in our Environment as it is. Please read my post below.

I disagree with your OBGYN, of course you need progesterone. We still make hormones when in menopause, whether natural or surgically or chemically induced. Progesterone is still made by the brain, glial cells and adrenals, albeit in very small amounts. Too small to counter the estrogen our fat cells still make. Not to mention the estrogen in our food, air, water and skin 'care' we use.

Take care.

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