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Old 02-07-2007, 10:43 AM   #1
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Progesterone Cream question

I have a question.I started Progesterone cream for my menopause symptoms and now i feel worse then when i didn't use it.My breasts are sore and i am more depressed.Haven't had a period in 3 months.Anyone can tell me why this is happening?

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Old 02-07-2007, 07:33 PM   #2
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Re: Progesterone Cream question

I wouldn't know for sure, but I can offer a possibility. Progesterone cream will only make you feel better if it is counter-balancing a high level of estrogen. You will only feel better if your hormones are balanced. I also used progesterone cream for mild symptoms. After 6 months or so I started having major symptoms and when I finally had my hormones tested (I had stopped using the prog. cream by that time), ALL of my hormones were low. My guess is that part (not all) of my symptoms were exacerbated by the fact that I was using prog. cream, but was also low in other hormones, so made things even more off balance.

You need to find a doctor who will test your hormones and if you want to replace them, you can do so with bioidentical hormones, which you can have made specifically for you at a compounding pharmacy. You just need to find a doctor who does this sort of thing. Many more doctors are doing this now.

Old 02-08-2007, 11:19 AM   #3
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Re: Progesterone Cream question

Hi Lynn: I have been on the progesterone cream and have done lots of research on it. If you read Dr. John Lee's book, he tells you what to expect when you first start using it. The first month or so, when you first start the cream, your symptoms will become worse because your body is fighting the progesterone and the estrogen is still trying to dominate. After a while, your body will become used to it, and balance out. Keep using it, don't give up just because the symptoms are worse for awhile. I eventually felt better, it just takes some time.

Old 02-09-2007, 10:26 AM   #4
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Re: Progesterone Cream question

Your regular Dr. can check your hormones to see where your levels are, you don't need any special type one. Usually your Estrogen, Progesterone & Testosterone are the main ones.

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