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Old 06-22-2010, 10:07 AM   #1
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Should I take progesterone cream

I am 43 and am in so much pain during my pms. My bones hurt, my back and legs hurt to the point I can't sleep I feel I'm losing my mind during his time. My doctor wants me to take progesterone cream. Any advise or suggestions.

 
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Re: Should I take progesterone cream

Have you checked your progesterone and estrogen levels? Are you deficient in progesterone? More importantly, how is your ratio between progesterone and estrogen? If you haven't gotten these levels checked, it is very important to check them before starting on progesterone.

 
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:52 PM   #3
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Re: Should I take progesterone cream

"Take" progesterone cream? Do you mean to ingest it???????? Surely he wants you to insert it in your vagina.

 
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Re: Should I take progesterone cream

He wants me to rub it on my wrists

 
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Re: Should I take progesterone cream

Well, there's that too. Are you worried about side effects? Is that your question?

 
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Re: Should I take progesterone cream

Yes I am. Also, I was wondering if anyone could tell me if they tried it and what they thought

 
Old 06-23-2010, 09:50 AM   #7
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Re: Should I take progesterone cream

Yes, I use it twice a day. I rub it on my wrists, ankles, inside of arms, etc. My doctor prescribed it after checking my levels and finding out I am deficient in progesterone. I had all the symptoms of low progesterone also. I had thickened endometrium, painful, heavy periods, uterine fibroids, breast cysts, etc. The cream has helped with some things but it is not a quick fix. I have been using it for over a year. I recently had an ultrasound and my uterine fibroids have gone away and my uterine lining has gone from 26 mm down to 10 mm. My breast cysts have gotten smaller, but not completely gone away. I have had my levels checked many times throughout the year to see where they are. I am still deficient, so my dose has to keep being increased. My doctor thinks when I am finally on the optimum dose, the breast cysts will completely go away also. That's why I asked if you have had your levels checked. You have to know where your levels are to know what dose to be on and whether to keep increasing your dose. I have had no side effects. When I first started using it, I developed vertigo. I thought it was related, but I think it was just a coincidence as I have been using it all this time and no other bouts of vertigo.

 
Old 06-23-2010, 09:55 AM   #8
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Re: Should I take progesterone cream

I wonder why my doctor put me on pogestrone without checking my levels
I need to ask him that. He just went by what I told him. Insomnia, severe depression, when I am pms'ing. He also said it would help me lose weight. Thank you for sharing your info.

 
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