Working very hard to feel better

by Tara
(New York)

Hello, thanks so much for this site. It has helped me to understand so much.

In 2011 I was found to have early breast cancer or as they call it now a pre-cancer. The cancer was estrogen positive. I was not menopausal. I had a lumpectomy and started on Tamoxfin for five years. During. The five years my period stopped and horrible panic & sweats set in. I talked to any docter that would listen in hope of getting help. All fell on deaf ears! It. Be came clear that I was on my own and had to try to heal or balance myself naturally. I read every book on menapause I could find at the public library. Changed the way I ate & vitamined up...there were some periods of relief.... with the panic being something I would not wish on a enemy!

I completed the Tamoxfin November 2016. Approximately one month later (December)I started spotting....was scheduled for January for a DNC. My second in five years due to a thicking uterine lining....secondary to Tamoxfin. Everything turned out ok....but still thick. I should mention I had been using Emerita Progest cream off and on.....then a month ago became quite religious about using it twice a day with no breaks. It seemed like when I took a break the anxiety would lift its ugly head!

Well three weeks ago terrible palpitations, sore boobs, anxiety & bleeding lasted fourteen days....went to the OBGYN took a biopsy. Came back hyperplasia. Docter finally though hormones might be good to check! When they came back she said "I'm shocked that a menapausal womens estrogen would be that high" she said it should be in the twenties and I was in the one hundreds.

So the prodocol is progesterone (she says it natural) 100 mg at bedtime...two months a ultrasound then another DNC. My question would be if I take the progesterone pill can I also supplement with the cream so I can bring my progesterone levels up? This cream says it contains 450 milligrams of USP progesterone per ounce, or 20 mg per 1/4 teaspoon. Thank you so much!

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Mar 28, 2017
by: Tara

Two hundred mg at bed time is prescribed.

Mar 28, 2017
by: Anonymous

Hello there ,
I know this can be a confusing time so I'll tell you what I have done. I had basically no progesterone and my estrogen levels were in the 100's. my obgyn wanted me to take 200 mg pill form at night and I have to say, it has cured my terrible insomnia. I love those pills. I also take 500mg of prog cream at bed time vaginally. That's just what works for me. I have tried using smaller amounts but i can't reduce yet without making my heart palps flair again. Just experiment and see what makes you feel best. Good luck

Mar 28, 2017
Great Books
by: Letitia

There is a great book out there by Dr John Lee MD actually two, what your dr never told you about menopause and what your Dr never told you about Breast Cancer.

You can get both used on Amazon.

I would read either on and it will get you on the right track with what to use and how to use it.

Apr 01, 2017
by: Tara

Thank you for your responses. Means a lot to me! I was tolerating the 200 mg pretty good. The second day some nausea. Today is day seven...still have cramping & brown blood discharge. Started the day great...then terrible nausea which sent me straight to a panic attack! Light heart flutters yesterday & this am. I'm guessing my hormones are surging again! Any suggestions? Just want to feel well again....
Ps. Have one of the books. Will have to read the other! Thank you

Apr 01, 2017
Working hard...
by: Rachel

You know I'd recommend you book an appointment with a holistic doctor. After years of trying my best to sort out my issues and using Natpro religiously, I felt little benefit. I am sure plenty of women have found blessed relief. Only with a holistic doc have I started to get healthy. X

Apr 03, 2017
Please look into Iodine
by: Anonymous

Please read Dr. David Brownstein's IODINE, WHY YOU NEED IT AND WHY YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT IT. It is extremely important for breast health as it is contained in the breast as well as the thyroid. It is in every cell of our bodies! Heart, ovaries, the list goes on and on. Almost everyone is deficient in iodine.
I hope this helps. All the best to you!

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