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?