I just started a new progesterone cream I ordered off the net called Oasis Serene. I had hormone tests ran and I'm very low in progesterone and testosterone. I've only been using the cream for a couple of days, so far it seems okay, though. I was wondering, though, if any of you might have tried it, and what results you got with it. Did you have any side effects, if so, what were they? I've tried researching it all over the web (including this board) and I haven't really came up with anything other than the usual testimonials from the company website. I read those, but I'm sort of looking for some 'real' experiences, if you know what I mean. I tried Progesta Care before this, and it gave me severe vertigo/dizziness and depression (suicidal). I used it every day for 10 days, but I was only using half the recommended amount. I'm very sensitive to side effects. I had to quit it because I couldn't tolerate it any longer. When I came off it, though, I felt much better. I'm just hoping the Oasis doesn't make me feel bad like that. Thanks for any and all replies.
Last edited by kittywitty; 01-19-2009 at 07:20 PM.
If it's OTC you might as well be rubbing baby oil on yourself. Please Go see a Dr that specializes in hormone replacement. My preference would be bioidenticals over synthetics but that's up to you to decide what's right for you. Also keep in mind not every Dr is good at it.
Thank you for your reply. Well, I wouldn't exactly call it 'baby oil'. It has helped alot with my heart palpitations so far. The other one did too, it just gave me bad side effects. I did see a supposed 'hormone specialist' (quack) referred to me by my gyno. I had bloodwork ran and my results showed that I'm slightly low in estrogen but not a major concern (according to her), and my progesterone and testosterone were very low. She opted to prescribe some compounded testosterone cream but my insurance won't cover it, and it would cost $50/mo., which I don't have. So, instead she prescribed a so-called 'bioidentical' progesterone called Prometrium, in hopes that if the progesterone level came up so would the testosterone. Well, I'm very sensitive to side effects, even the rare ones. So, before I left, I insisted that she tell me what they were. She just said that it would make me tired and make my cycles irregular.
After careful research, I found out that nothing was further from the truth. The list of side effects for this drug for both 'most common' and 'rare' were a mile long. One of the most common ones being depression. I've had depression all my life and was recently suicidal during my period (which prompted me to get my hormones checked). I told her all of this and she went ahead and prescribed it anyway! This medication also carries with it significant risks including blood clots, pulmonary embolism, and breast cancer, to name a few. Doesn't sound bioidentical to me. I don't trust doctors as far as I can throw them and I don't trust this woman either. So, until I can find a doctor that will actually listen to me and my concerns, I'm taking matters into my own hands.
Last edited by kittywitty; 01-21-2009 at 07:59 PM.
I am using Oasis Serene progesterone cream. I am on day 10 of it. I am using 750mg per ounce. It states to use a 1/4 teaspoon which I did at first. I am using it to build bone density. I do have Osteoporosis and want to quit taking Fosamax. I also have ME/CFS and MS. I am hoping once my body is balanced maybe it can helped with those diseases. I do supplement with calcium and magnesium and Vitamin D along with cod liver oil and fax seed.
I have decided to used only 1/32th of a teaspoon. I have read on the net by a women doctor prescribing this cream that she recommends 1/16 of teaspoon for 350mg per ounce. She said too many of them were getting too much. I use the cream for 21 days then off 7 days. I had an total hysterectomy in 2001.
I can't tell you if it is working or I feel different. I don't think I ever had hot flashes. I had night sweats but it was due to illness. I think it will be awhile before I noticed any difference. I have so many other things going on in my body. I have listed below the difference between natural progesterone and prescription estrogen for those considering trying this or other similar product. I choose this one because didn't have herbs in it.
Protects against breast cysts
Helps use fat for energy and keep it off hips
Natural diuretic (water pill)
Facilitates thyroid hormone action
Normalizes blood clotting
Normalizes blood sugar levels
Normalizes zinc and copper levels
Restores proper cell oxygen levels
Prevents endometrial cancer
Helps prevent breast cancer
Increases bone building
Stimulates breasts cysts
Increases body fat storage
Salt and fluid retention
Depression and headaches
Interferes with thyroid hormone
Increases blood clotting and risk of stroke
Decreases libido (sex drive)
Impairs blood sugar control
Loss of zinc and retention of copper
Reduced oxygen level in all cells
Increased risk of endometrial cancer
Increased risk of breast cancer
Helps decrease bone loss slightly
Thanks for your reply and all of the great info. Sounds like your plate is kind of full. I have muscle and joint aches but no osteo or arthritis yet. The fact that Oasis doesn't contain any additives is what attracted me to it, too. Taking something that contains a bunch of big words that you can't pronounce is never a good thing. Have you had any side effects from it? Are you using it twice a day as directed? I called the company and they stressed that it must be taken twice a day. Well, the way I see it everybody's needs are different and nothing is one size fits all. I'm only using it once a day because I want to start slow because of my sensitivity to side effects.
Last edited by kittywitty; 01-22-2009 at 08:16 PM.
I am using it twice a day. I don't have a measuring spoon that small, so I am just using a small dab of it (should measure 1/32th). I rotate sites from morning and night.
I am sensitive to chemicals and have to be careful in my choices. I found this to be very easy on the skin and no side effects. I do seem to have a full plate but my faith is in God and I know He will help every inch of the way.
I would start slow with what you feel comfortable. You know your body better than everyone else. I am hoping on day 21 that I can tell some difference. Keep posting on here your experience with Oasis and I will do the same. Hopefully, we both will see wonderful changes.
This is a really good cream from my experience. It is a bio-identical USP progesterone cream from the Mexican Wild Yam Root, not wild yam extract and the big plus is there are no chemicals or herbs. I have found that I am allergic to some herbs. I have seen most of my symptoms go away and my family has noticed the improvement in my moods. Hot flashes are basically non-existent and sleep i great. By the way, the company is backed by a Naturopath which is a plus for me. Also, I was told that it can take from 3-6 months for natural progesterone to work on receptor sites. I was told that it is important to use it two times daily, so that is what I am doing.
Looking forward to hearing how it is working for others
Sounds like great stuff! I am going to plan on trying it. Right now I use one I buy from my health food store. It is made with yams also and 2% progesterone in it. I really think it helps. This other one you are mentioning sounds great! I will try that too.
Hi, everybody, thanks so very much for the replies. Just wanted to give an update on my experience with Oasis. So far, so good. I'm sleeping better, it's really helped with the heart palpitations and my mood. My sex drive still leaves much to be desired, though. I've been told that balancing the estrogen and the progesterone should raise the testosterone. I sure hope so. I guess I just have to give it a few months. I'm terrified of using testosterone (even if it is in compounded cream form) because of possible side effects like hair growth, hair loss (on my head), deep voice, and all those other unwanted 'manly' effects. Plus, as I said before, my insurance won't cover it and it's $50/mo.
Last edited by kittywitty; 02-07-2009 at 06:29 PM.
Micronized just means that it's ground up into very fine particles. Oasis progesterone cream is micronized. If what you're using works well for you, though, I say stick with it. I just had to switch from what I was using (Progesta Care) because it made me really dizzy and depressed.
Last edited by kittywitty; 02-09-2009 at 02:23 PM.
There should be instructions that came with your order on how and when to apply it. You probably want to follow the perimenopause directions for applying it. If you're still not sure, though, just call the company (the phone number is on their website) and ask them what to do, they're very helpful.
I have been using Oasis Serene for 8 months. I had my bone density test done last week. I am no longer Osteoporosis but classified as Osteopenia. My T-scores were better and my 10 year outlook for fracture is low. My GYN was very pleased with the outcome. He advised me to stay on the cream and calcium and vitamin d3 supplements and I didn't need medication. I have been using 1/32 of teaspoon and not 1/4 as directed on label which is way too much. The cream is fat soluble and can build up in cells over time causing some side effects. It is important about the dosage at 1/32 of teaspoon (a small dab) as Oasis is 750 mg. I used it 21 days on and 7 days off in the morning and evening (twice a day). I never had any side effects and that is saying a great deal as I am so sensitive to chemicals and herbs. I hope this helps you.
Last edited by mod-anon; 08-23-2009 at 12:31 PM.
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This is great news! I had read <removed> that bioidentical progesterone could help with osteoporosis. I'm sure that the calcium and D3 is also playing a part. There is a great book entitled The Myth of Osteoporosis - What Every Woman Should Know About Creating Bone Health by Gillian Sanson. Every woman should read this book. <removed>
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Just wanted to update you girls on my progress. I've been using the cream since January. So far, so good, no bad side effects or anything and it seems to be working pretty well. I use a 1/4 tsp twice a day, morning and night of the Oasis Plus (1500mg). I accidently missed a morning dose recently and my mood swings came back with a vengeance. A recent blood test shows that my progesterone has went up, but I'm still in the low end of the normal range. At least I'm in the range now, though. Back last November, I wasn't even close to being in it. So, I'll just keep at it. I still don't have much of a libido to speak of, though. The blood test claims my testosterone is normal, even slightly high. That just can't be.
Last edited by kittywitty; 08-23-2009 at 08:41 PM.
I noticed a difference within the first month. What kind of symptoms were you having that made you stop the cream? How long were you off the script before you started the cream? I wonder if there was some kind of interaction between the two.
I stopped my Provera and Estradiol the day I started my cream. My symptoms were nervousness, spacey feeling, hot flashes, fatigue. I feel so bad there is no way I could wait a month for the cream to kick in I wouldn't be able to work. I was on the cream for a week and followed the directions to a T. The only other thing I could think of is my body still needed the Estrogen. I was reading the book on Estrogen dominance so I stopped the Estrogen also.