Too much progesterone is not better!
(Albuquerque, NM USA)
I have been low progesterone since my late 40s and tried progesterone cream, I did not get a lot of relief from the cream, still suffering insomnia hair loss and headaches. I am now 53 and thanks to the advice of these blogs and a quack nurse that gave me Estrogen pellets I have been on 80mg of Progesterone and 200 mg of Prometrium micronised progesterone (used as suppository) for months to counteract the Estrogen. of course my symptoms have not been good, excessive sleepiness and fatigue, hair loss, diarrhea, breast pain (which can be caused by progesterone). The healthcare workers in my town failed me and 2 different people refused to test my Progesterone levels!? for some reason only testing estrogen and testosterone. I finally sent my saliva to be tested and my progesterone was off normal charts >2000!!!! needless to say I am cutting slowly down, have stopped the cream entirely for now. will definitely stop the Prometrium. my pellets should be gone in a few weeks thank goodness. I just wanted to warn people reading these blogs that it really does build up in your fatty tissues and for someone like myself a little would have been enough! Please don't overdo it, it will lead to more misery!