Why Do I Do Better on Micronized Oral Progesterone than Compounded Cream??
Wondering if you can explain this. I have taken micronized oral progesterone in the past. I wanted to give the cream a try (since oral makes a first pass through the liver), so my doc prescribed a ten percent compounded cream. I used it for two weeks out of the month (and tried it for three months). Each time I used the cream, I broke out in horrible cystic acne. Also, when I was on the micronized, my period arrived like clockwork a day after I stopped it while on the cream, it took four to five days before I got it. Needless to say, I am back on micronized as it seems to work better in my particular case. Can you explain possible reasons why some women like myself do better on micronized while others do better on the cream? Are there some women out there that don't absorb the cream properly? I guess in the end, it doesn't really matter what form you take the natural progesterone...as long as it gets in your system and you get the benefits (and of course, as long as it is NATURAL!)...do you agree?