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Old 07-27-2010, 05:20 AM   #1
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How long does it take for progesterone cream to work???

I have been using progesterone cream for over a month and haven't felt any changes in the way I feel. How long is it suppose to take to fell any difference in ones health?

And if progesterone cream doesn't work, are there any other alternatives??

can anybody help me out?

 
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Old 07-27-2010, 07:49 AM   #2
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Re: How long does it take for progesterone cream to work???

I have also recently started taking progesterone cream and have noticed a difference pretty much straight away. My doctor did tell me, however, that it can take up to 8 weeks before you notice anything. It may depend on how deficient you are in the first place. I think I am in fairly early stages of peri-menopause and did have normal levels of progesterone but my estrogen levels were much higher than progesterone causing an imbalance. It was also pointed out that at this stage in our life the hormones fluctuate a lot and tests are not particularly reliable anyway. It may also be that you need to increase your dosage of cream although I wouldn't do this without consulting with someone.

 
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:33 AM   #3
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Re: How long does it take for progesterone cream to work???

hello jennkhay

Its good to hear your sucess with progesterone cream. I hope it does work for me. Im just worry that it wont. I have been feeling ill for 5 years, so maybe it will take a bit longer for it to kick in.

Has anybody here ever taken progesterone lozenges?

 
Old 07-29-2010, 08:30 PM   #4
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Re: How long does it take for progesterone cream to work???

Hi Lez,

What progesterone cream are you using? Sometimes you can get some at the health food store and think they are the best to buy, but in fact they don't have as much progesterone in them as others. Usually there is a number listed on the cream that you can call to find out exactly how much progesterone is in the cream. I use Meno-Ease by Rexhall and it has a high amount of progresterone. They sell it at the health food stores but you can also buy it at Walmart for half the cost. It's on the vitamin aisle. They say it can take up to 30 days for progesterone cream to start working, but after taking it for about a week I noticed a big difference. Progesterone is the first thing to go during peri. Just use about a pea size on your inner arms or inner thighs to start and see how you feel. Remember, give it about a week or so to kick in. Use it two to three weeks during the month. When your period starts, stop using it and go for one to two weeks before you start the cream again.

Hope this helps,
Missy

 
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