Natural Progestrone Cream

jolanteMay 28, 2003

Hello, I'm new to this forum. I'm not menopausal, but have suffered from low progestrone levels to the degree that I've been infertile for many years. I've had no luck with conventional doctors wanting to do anything except pop me on fertility drugs. I'm not here to ask about fertility, I don't really need to be pregnant, I am here to ask about low progestrone and the use of progestrone creams.

Mainly I'm interested in any negative side effects associated with the use of NPC.

I was tested with very low progestrone levels years ago. This also coincides with a time in my life where I became very overweight, had joint and muscle pain as well as bouts of depression. The thing I find most debilitating is the fatigue I feel every afternoon.

I read some of the posts in this forum and was surprised to see that one poster (named Leigh I believe) thinks that your progestrone levels going up causes PMS. It's actually quite the opposite. Progestrone is responsible for ovulation. If no fertilization takes place then the estrogen levels go up and up until you have your period.

I suffer all the high estrogen problems of mood swings, sore breasts and so on. All I'm trying to find out is how well NPC is working for some of you and if anyone has had any negative side effects as a result of it's use.

Any info would be appreciated

Jodi

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hayjud_mn

Jodi,
To my knowledge, I am fairly certain that there are NO negative affects with NPC. I understand that it helps the balancing of the other hormones. I have used NPC for several years. I use it to control hot flashes and prevent the possibility of osteoporosis and breast cancer.

I did "just quit" the craem once, because I thought I may not need it any more. I was fine for about a month, but then the hot flashes hit me with a vengence!

It sounds to me like NPC could help you and I have never heard of any bad side to it. Have you had your thyroid checked? That could be some of it, but the NPC may help that situation too since it too is a hormone.

It sounds like you are aware of the bennefits of "Natural" rather than synthetic, good! When you get the NPC ask the dealer about the best way to take it for your situation.
I hope you find some relief.
Hayjud

    Bookmark   June 6, 2003 at 11:16AM
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lpinkmountain

I did NPC for several months in an attempt to deal with menstrual cramps and headaches. Took it like the directions said. Am not menopausal. Cream didn't do one lick of good. No side effects. Heck, no effects! It smelled nice. It's expensive. I suppose it's worth a try, but I don't think it is the panacea that folks claim. Probably depends on your specific chemical makeup.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2003 at 10:20PM
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Lois_MO

Read this book, "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause." by Dr. John Lee $12-13 worth every penny. He has been telling us for years now how bad synthetic hormones are for women!!! Says there are no known side effects for Natural Progesterone Cream. I've used it about 10 yrs. Have a good cheap source if you are interested. He says to use two ounces per month the first 2 months (post menopausal) then use 3 weeks on, 1 week off. Best thing that has happened for us women! Go for it!
(I started menopause in my early 40's and now my dau is doing the same) Don't see how it could hurt even if you're not meno or perimenopausal.

Lois

    Bookmark   August 8, 2003 at 5:06PM
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Lois_MO

I buy my Natural Progesterone Cream at Puritan's pride.
www.puritan.com Cheapest I've seen and works great!
People keep asking me where I get it, so hope posting this is ok!

    Bookmark   March 16, 2004 at 5:33PM
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