Re: When do you know you've taken too much of natural progesterone?
Well, I've been using progesterone creme (natural) by Natragest for almost 3 years. This month, I've not used it all, just doing a test on something. But I might use it from day 21 and on and see what happens. I'm 45, almost 46 and I really should be using it 3 weeks out of 4, but my experience here is, if I don't get my period on time, then I'm using it continuously until I do. Now, many argue this, but I'm telling you for me, if I discontinue it, it will cause me to bleed irregularly and spot irregularly, I've done this twice already. Natural Progesterone creme has helped me greatly with hot flashes believe it or not. It makes me sleep better at night. Now, the symptoms of over doing progesterone are fatigue and depression. But please don't confuse that with your perimenopause or menopause symptoms. The best way to stay in control of this is to begin with a 1/4 teaspoon twice daily and then increase to 1/2 the week before your period is due. I simply use it once a day now, but when I was really wacky hormonal wise, I used it twice a day. Anyways, at first it was cause the estrogen dominance to go crazy and then after a few months you will notice a change. Progesterone is not something to play with, even in it's natural form, it is still a hormone, so if you are going to use it, then use it otherwise if you find yourself going on and off of it in the middle of cycle, well you are going to throw your hormones off balance, trust me, been there, done that! Hope this helps.