Will the Progesterone help my Endometriosis -

(Cook Islands)

Hi there,

I was recommended to this website by a good friend who is having good results after starting to use the progesterone cream.

I have endometreosis, I was diagnosed when I was 17 after I had an atopic pregnancy, which led my current doctor to believe that I had PCOS after numerous internal and external ultrasounds as well as blood tests, I was put on the mini pill for a while which didn't seem to do much for me, the pains in my lower abdomen continued as well as other symptoms...I decided to go get a second opinion and was then told that I most likely have endometriosis and was then put on Yasmin, which worked for a while well at masking my symptoms...but I started to get really depressed and took myself of contraceptives. I have been off the pill for the last 6-8 months and have noticed that my periods have started to get really painful again and my other symptoms are returning. Which led to my friend telling me about this option.

So technically I have never been clinically diagnosed with Endo but I display all the signs of it, from the really bad periods, dark skin patches, pain in my lower abdomen, low libido.

I'm now 23yrs old and I'm sick of having pain and all the other crappy has affected my marriage as well as my work performance as I often have to be home with crippling pain during my periods.

I'm really keen to try the Natpro cream, but I'm curious as to whether it will work for me or not and how to use or how much of the cream to use and when to start as I don't quite understand my cycle..please help.

Young and Lil Naive

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Mar 21, 2012
Will the Progesterone help my Endometriosis
by: Wray

Hi Lil It must have been Kelz who told you about it, please thank her for me! I'm relieved you've come off the Contraceptive, all the drug based ones have the potential to harm. Endometriosis is caused by oxidative stress, ie too many free radicals, and not enough antioxidants. Often it's just a lack of vitamin D, but living in the Cook Islands I imagine you get quite a bit of sun. Providing you don't use sunscreens for the first 20-30 mins of being in it. It is possible to reverse endo, whether you have it or not, your symptoms suggest low progesterone. I have found 500mg/day is needed to stop the pain, anything less just doesn't touch sides. This is a large amount, but having helped others with endo I know it works. The link I've given you on endo gives info on how to use it. You also need high dose antioxidants to reverse the oxidative stress. Please have a vitamin D test done, probably not possible there, it isn't in NZ either. But the following links give info on getting test kits, 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. Take care Wray

May 05, 2012
Re: Wray
by: Somashini

Hi Wray,

Thanks for your prompt reply. Yes it was Kelly that got me onto your website.
I haven't done the tests for Vit D and the progesterone levels yet...but will try and get onto that soon. I did however, purchase 3 tubes of Natpro...I started using it 14 days before my period was due in April...and i started with the 500mg ...but soon found this was way too much for my body as I was pretty much in bed with intensive migrane like symptoms for about 3 days before i lowered the dosage and this seemed to far i haven't been experiencing any major pain...i just had my period and noticed that it was the longest i've ever had (7days) however only on the first 2 days I had a lot of pain - Kelly recommended rubbing just lil of the cream when it gets quite painful and this seemed to help aswell...

So I will keeping going with this cream...I just want to clarify I start using the cream again 14 days before I expect my period? So if I expected it on the 24th of May I would start the cream on the 10th of May???

Thank s for all of your assistance so far...I'm slowly incresing the dosage of the cream so should be upto 500mg by next month.


May 07, 2012
Re: Wray
by: Wray

Hi Somashini It's interesting you reacted to the progesterone as you did, evidence of very high oestrogen levels. I'm sorry this happened to you. The higher they are the worse the reaction. I see I forgot to give you the page on Oestrogen Dominance in my reply, although it is on the pages I gave links for. When first using progesterone it stimulates oestrogen, normally the 500mg/day will prevent any symptoms of this. But you really must have very high oestrogen levels. Interesting you had such a long period too, more evidence of excess oestrogen. This is a mitogen, stimulating cells to proliferate, so your lining must have built up very thickly. We do have more info about this on our Menstruation page. I'm pleased Kelly suggested rubbing the cream over the painful areas, it does work. And yes always start the progesterone 14 days before you bleed. Although a normal luteal phase varies between 12-14 days, I prefer using the full 14 days to make sure enough progesterone is used. Please keep in touch. Take care Wray

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