by tracey

I am a 44 year old. I have always had regular 28-30 day cycles without fail, even though I stupidly had a tubal ligation in 1995. I believe alot of my problems started after the tubal following the birth of my second child.
I understand and believe in everything Wray is doing here. My biggest problem is anxiety and all that goes along with it (palpitations..etc). My SEVERE allergies run a close second.I have never seen anyone with allergies as bad as mine. I am in the bed when I have an attack which seem to go in cycles. I can go 6 months without any problems, then I will get hit with 1-3 attacks per week for a few weeks then they will subside for a while.I know this is stress/ adrenal related. I feel worse right before my period and during it as well....great anxiety, nervousness,headches, lower back pain. Allergies are always worse around my period.

I am an RN , but have not worked in the field since 1995 due to all the meds/surgeries/etc that dont really help anyone other than the doctors and pharma companies.I run my own herbal business now....dont go to doctors ever and never take any meds of any kind.

My question is... Do you think I am severe enough to take the progesterone daily for the 2-3 months? I just started Emerita but am unsure of the amount to take(daily or the schedule you set up)..I know your recommendations of 100-200 mg per day min. and completely agree with you. I have already seen a difference not even taking the big doses (headache)..I havent really measured it, but probably 100 to 120 per day... feel better when I take it and worse if I try to go off it for the suggested amount of time during my period..By the way ,I ovulate every month (checked with microscope). Any suggestions are appreciated!Thanks

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May 09, 2012
by: Wray

Hi Tracey Well I do agree with you about the Tubal ligation, why women are not warned I don't know, shocking really. I'm glad you've already tried experimenting with the amount of progesterone, and bless you for saying you believe what I say! I find it hard to convince some, they accuse me of trying to sell more of our cream. But over 50% of the people who write in use another brand, it makes no odds to me. I see there's a pattern to your allergies, as you say you can go 6 months without any. Are they possibly worse over winter? I ask this as low vitamin D makes us more susceptible to allergic problems, see here. Please have a test done. Excess oestrogen also exacerbates them too, plus all the other symptoms you mention all point to high oestrogen. It's an excitatory, inflammatory hormone, whereas progesterone is calming, plus an anti-inflammatory. It's very helpful for migraines/headaches, see here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. So too is vitamin D, see here, here and here. Oestrogen also causes prolongation of the QT interval, which results in palpitations, arrhythmia and Torsades de Pointes. Whereas progesterone shortens the QT interval, see here, here and here. Continued below

May 09, 2012
tracey Part 2
by: Wray

Hi Tracey And more here, here, here and here. The worsening of symptoms before a period is due to progesterone withdrawal, leaving oestrogen the dominant hormone. It's such a simple clue, but completely overlooked by the medical profession. Although they do acknowledge migraines and seizures can occur more frequently then, and term them catamenial. You're now in Peri-menopause, which is such a difficult time with dropping progesterone but normal oestrogen. Each time you stop gives oestrogen a chance to rise again. It's essential to make progesterone the dominant hormone. Although you do have regular cycles, I would strongly recommend using the progesterone daily, ignoring any bleeding, until ou feel stable. We do have info on how to get your cycle back again on our page How to use progesterone cream. I've found adding vitamin D increases the efficacy of progesterone. Please have a test done. For more info on vitamin D levels, test kits etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth, Birmingham Hospital and Vitamin D Links websites. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml or 175-250nmol/L and not the 30ng/ml or 75nmol/L most labs and doctors regard as adequate. The minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although the latest research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. If you see this answer of mine, and reply, please give your website if you have one. I'm all in favour of supporting people who use natural healing methods! Take care Wray

May 09, 2012
by: Tracey

Thanks for your quick response, I will follow your advise .I know you must be very busy and I would like to thank you for all the help you provide to a lot of lost women. With the help of my church and my faith in Gods healing I have been greatly helped!
My allergies usually come after a period of stress(even if it is good excitement).So I suspect that all these years my stress/excitement has been lowering my progesterone levels to the point of inflammation.I am a very high strung person(My church has a 10 day Feast every 6 mos and I provide the bulk of our Special Music, singing solo alot), even though I enjoy this greatly, it is still the excitement of it all! Its usually right after that 10 day period that my allergies start in and if my period happens to be then, it is really severe.So I have suspected this for many years, but didnt understand(until you explained it)why progesterone creame didnt help. Women just dont use enough and are afraid to because of what their doctor tell them. I dont and never have trusted doctors, even when I was in that profession. I left a high paying job to stay home and care for my 2 daughters(that was 16 years ago) and homeschool them with the support of my wonderful husband (been married 29 years now). They both have hormonal issues as well and I know progesterone will help them too. Its just finding the right amounts for each of us. I think they will have a harder time of it (Estrogen symptoms in the beginning) than me as I believe they are even more estrogen dominant than I.I was stressed(alot I bring on myself due to type A personality) during both pregnancies and so I know they could have had a better start.
Another thing I did not mention is the shortening of my eyebrows for about 18 years(thyroid due to hormonal/adrenal issues, I'm sure). I hope to get them back soon. Anxiety comes and goes. Never had a problem with libido.
If I do get a vit d test, it will have to be an at home test as I do not go to doctors even for tests.
I started Ozark herbal assoc in 2004 and my website is did this to help people understand/ use herbs properly and to know they dont have to be at the constant mercy of a doctor who is not helping them. I do alot of counseling. I thought I was going to be helping people when I became an RN and quickly realized that was not the case.I have already directed alot of my members to your website as I always do when I find the rare truth out there being told.I am grateful for your help! Keep providing that info no matter what scoffers say!

May 11, 2012
by: Wray

Hi Tracey Ah stress, a small word but with so much to account for. I believe it's the sole reason for all our diseases and disorders. It doesn't matter if it's good or bad, whether it's emotional, mental or physical the body reacts in the same way. A chain reaction is set off starting with oxidative stress and free radicals flying around, followed by inflammation, followed by any passing pathogen. These are opportunists and will take advantage of us at the slightest chance. So I understand fully your allergies becoming worse, even after a good time. I've had many women using progesterone successfully ask me why their symptoms have come back, and it's often after Christmas or Easter, or some other celebration that I get the queries. I put my daughter on progesterone when she was in her 14th year, and she still uses it and is now 30. It is a question of trial and error, I wish it wasn't, would make my life so much easier! I also hope your eyebrows grow back, I've often found 'thyroid' problems are often low progesterone, some of the symptoms are identical. Two of the links I gave you send out test kits for vitamin D. One is the VDC who work with ZRT labs, and the other is Birmingham Hospital. Thanks for putting on your website, I've had a look through it, excellent news. It's a pity the government doesn't take heed of the First Amendment. There have been too many farm invasions and shut downs, because the farmer sells his raw organic milk to his members. Bless you for sending people to the site, and the kind words too! Take care Wray

Jun 28, 2012
by: Tracey

Hi Wray,

My allergies have kicked in VERY bad for several days.I was taking about 180-200 progesterone per day.I have no other symptoms. Should I increase to 400 per day like you advise those with asthma? Would you increase to that much just for allergies?

Thank you,


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