What hormones do I need?

by Ruth
(U.K. )

I always had PMT when I was younger & then after my second child had PND. I started Perimenopause in February 2010 with irregular periods but no other symptoms & thought great until October 2010 when started with extreme panic, irritability & depression. Went to doctors & was given oestrogen & progesterone in pill form. When I started the progesterone pill it made me much worse. I went to another doctor & he gave me oestrogel & utrogeston, which is meant to be a milder progesterone. Same thing as before the utrogeston made me feel even worse. I had a full hysterectomy in May 2011 & thought great now only need to take oestrogen but for the last 7 years I still have not found balance. I have tried all different oestrogens & I am now back on .5 oestrogen patch. I might have a couple of weeks feeling ok & then stress or something else hits me & it all goes downhill again.

I am very confused as to what my body wants & needs. If I have had such a bad reaction to progesterone in the past then can my body really need it.?

Love to know what others think. Have a feeling that with all these awful symptoms my body is trying to tell me something but haven't a clue what.


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Dec 04, 2018
What hormones do I need?
by: Joy

Hi Ruth

Finding a balance can be tricky for some women. We don't believe that any women needs to take extra estrogen as this will add to the Estrogen Dominance symptoms. There are also well over 100 estrogen mimics in our Environment. Utrogestan is a natural progesterone but you do not state how much you used? between 100-200mg is needed, more if symptoms are severe. Any form of oral progesterone is not the best Delivery Method as about 96% get destroyed by the gut and liver. The little actually being absorbed would aggravate estrogen receptors. This would explain why you experienced a bad reaction when using progesterone. Please read the How to use Progesterone Cream page. It does take time for the body to adjust to progesterone, usually between 2-6 months.

Menopause can be a terrible time for women and the correct use of progesterone will certainly help you.

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