What will the symptoms be if I am using too much progesterone?

by Laura Beth
(Norman, OK, USA)


I am happy to report that I very recently made the switch from Progesto-Life by Smoky Mountain Naturals to your product, NatPro. I can already feel the difference in how much better it makes me feel.
In addition, it helped significantly that your website explained the need for a much higher dosage than is recommended by any other "natural" progesterone cream maker that I have found.

A little about my history, for the past 10 years I have suffered from very painful menstrual cycles and bad pms symptoms including mood swings, foggy thinking, heightened feelings of anxiety, and even a diagnosis of depression which was made the year that the painful cycles started, even though, until taking the quiz on your website, I had never connected the diagnosis with hormone imbalance. The pain I experience is excruciating, but I have told other people and care providers about it in the past and I was generally told it was likely normal, every woman experiences pain. So I have simply lived with it. Just to give other readers an idea of how bad my pain was, unless I took ibuprofen multiple times a day starting before my period and even into the days following a red bleed, my cramps would be debilitating. It was as if they would start out tolerable and build and build until I was doubled over on a toilet with severe cramps that lasted for 2 minutes or more at a time, along with hot sweats, nausea, dizziness, weakness. The only thing I could ever do when it got to that point was get in a bathtub and wait for it to go away because trying to take medicine would make me sick at that point.

It wasn't until around last year, when I decided to start using the Progesto-Life that I realized these symptoms could be indicating a real problem for me, mostly because my husband and I were not getting pregnant. The Progesto-Life, which I had been taking for over a year, never has relieved these symptoms, possibly because I was not aware of how much I should take or maybe it was not raising my actual levels of progesterone, like your website talks about.

I am excited to see if your product takes care of these symptoms! OR even better, allows me to have a natural pregnancy! Since I felt that based on what I read, my symptoms were severe, I started out taking the recommended 400 mg, and I am feeling good, BUT my QUESTION is:
How will I know if I am taking too much? What would the symptoms be of too much progesterone to let me know I do not need to be using as much down the road?

Thank you,
Laura Beth

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Apr 20, 2018
What will the symptoms be if I am using too much progesterone?
by: Joy

Hi Laura

I am so pleased that Natpro helped you and that you have been feeling so much better. Were you ever tested for Endometriosis or Fibroids as painful cycles could be either one of those?

There are no symptoms for using too much progesterone. The late Dr Kittie Dalton used to prescribe 2,400mg to her patients suffering from severe PND. You can start to reduce very slowly to an amount that suits you, usually between 100-200mg and never less than 100mg, but only once you feel stable and your symptoms have cleared. Progesterone therapy does take time, it is not an overnight fix.

Vitamin D3 is also very important as a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone. Optimal range is between 70-100ng/mL.

Please read these pages if you have not done so already.

How to use Progesterone Cream -

Estrogen Dominance -

Anxiety -

Pregnancy -

Endometriosis -

Fibroids -

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