Total Hysterectomy 30 Years Ago - Recently Started On Bio-Identical Oestrogen and Progesterone Therapy

by Liz
(Brittany, France)

Hello, When I had a hysterectomy with removal of ovaries in 1989 at the age of 32 due to endometriosis and cystic ovaries I was told by the gynaecologist that I only needed oestrogen supplements as I no longer had a womb.

I recently came across a video that disproved this. I live in France and was referred to a gynaecologist who changed my oral oestrogen to a bio-identical gel 100mg and also a bio-identical progesterone 200mg. At first I felt an improved difference but due to the oral progesterone I was extremely dizzy and would fall over. I was advised I could rub the contents of the capsule onto my skin which I have done now for just over two months. I was advised to stop the oestrogen, as I began to feel very anxious, so I did so for 5 weeks.

It seems the progesterone is stimulating the oestrogen receptors as I am still experiencing oestrogen dominance symptoms including fat gain around my middle. Although Christmas could have something to do with some of the weight gain I usually return to my normal weight by this time in January.

Even with the oestrogen dominance symptoms, I restarted the oestrogen 100mg gel last Friday morning and intend to use it only on Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays as was advised.

I suppose what I would like to find out is, could I have enough oestrogen in my body without using the oestrogen gel? I am 4ft 11ins tall and 135lbs in weight so am around 14lbs overweight so imagine I have plenty fat cells to produce oestrogen. From what I have researched though, it won't be oestrodial that my body is producing but one of the weaker forms of oestrogen.

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Jan 22, 2019
otal Hysterectomy 30 Years Ago - Recently Started On Bio-Identical Oestrogen and Progesterone Therapy
by: Joy

Hi Liz

Progesterone does stimulate estrogen receptors when first using it. It does take time for the body to adjust. Oral progesterone is not the best Delivery Method, a cream is far better. Please read How to use Progesterone Cream. I suggest that you use 200mg per day every day and see how you get on with that. You may need to increase if you find it not working.

I don't believe that any women needs to take extra estrogen. There are well over 100 estrogen mimics in our Environment as it is. It really is up to the individual to see what works for them best.

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.

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