Beware to prevent ALL artificial progesterones, like Provera or medroxyprogesterone, as they can produce severe side effects consisting of increased risk of stroke and cancer.Oral hormones are inadequate, as just 10-15 percent ultimately reach the target tissues.
Progesterone cream need to be used very carefully when applied to skin as progesterone is highly fat soluble and will collect in fat tissue, therefore interrupting adrenal hormones such as DHEA, cortisol, and testosterone.
Ideally, progesterone cream need to NOT be used to your skin. Rather use mucous epithelial membranes of your labia or anus. Absorption through these membranes is more total than through skin, and hormones taken in through vaginal membranes enter the same pelvic plexus of veins that your ovaries typically empty into.
Natural progesterone is the similar hormone that is produced by a woman’s ovary. It is made from naturally occurring plant steroids found in the wild yam. It is NOT the synthetic version that is frequently acquired as tablets with a prescription such as Provera.
Artificial progesterones, like Provera or medroxyprogesterone, can produce severe side effects consisting of increased risk of cancer, abnormal menstrual flow, fluid retention, queasiness, depression and can even increase risk of heart disease and stroke.
Progesterone Cream Side Effects
In action to Dr. Ellen Grant’s excellent remarks about natural progesterone cream, I want to alert others about this popular, so-called” safe” product. My initial struggling with fatigue, weight gain, and depression were induced by the Pill, which I took during the first year I was married.Contraceptive pills likewise caused my thyroid to malfunction, and I established hypothyroidism.
What I didn’t understand up until much later on was that typically the ill-effects of
the Tablet on brain chemistry and metabolism not to discuss a myriad ofother bodily systems can be chronic even after ceasing usage. I understood something dramatic had altered, because I had actually not had health problems earlier in life.
I had been continuously researching, searching for methods of returning to genuine health. Regrettably, I ran across the incorrect book … Dr. John Lee’s ‘What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Pre-Menopause. The repercussions of his advice were ravaging.
On his recommendations, I used natural progesterone cream. Dr. Lee declared that it is impossible to overdose on the transdermal cream, and that there are no significant side effects. Initially, I believed him.
Following the producer’s information and directions, the quantity of progesterone I used per day was between 20-30mg, split in between morning and night dosages. When I first took the cream, starting in May 2003, I felt excellent. In reality, I had more energy and ability to lose weight than I had in about five years. I didn’t require near as much sleep, and found that I not fought with depression.
Within about two months of beginning the cream, I developed sharp pain in my legs, and after that a lump of swelling, bruising, and localized discomfort in my calf which simply got worse. That wound up being the first of two episodes with venous blood clots in the 6 months I was on the cream.
Little did I understand that progesterone is greatly implicated in clotting conditions, much as the Pill is. Not one of my physicians ever made the connection in between my blood clots and the progesterone.
We likewise saw that my “resting” heart rate was going through the roof. One day when I had actually been on the cream about two months, we stopped at a blood pressure machine, and my heart rate (while wandering aimlessly around a shop) was over 120! There were a number of times when my heart felt like it was pounding from my chest. I kept putting this down to thyroid difficulty. As a doctor in LA informed me later on, “Yes, no wonder you were dropping weight … at the cost of your heart!”
Something else that got my attention was that I began to end up being psychological in a way that I had never ever remained in my life. Even though I wasn’t feeling overtly depressed (that I knew), I would break out crying at the strangest times, and a lot more frequently than ever before.
I started feeling overwhelmed and annoyed by things that used to be no big offer. My mood got shorter with the kids and with my hubby.
This feeling approached on me a little at a time, however it began to get worse and even worse. I now recognize, from extensive reading about the actions of progesterone, that this is common for a large sector of those using hormones.
By August 2003, I understood something was really “incorrect,” however I couldn’t
put my finger on it. I had this feeling of unease that was growing andgrowing. A pattern began where, during the week before my period and frequently the week of, I would end up being incredibly sick. For a number of months, we were sure I was pregnant. I never was.
At the start of October 2003, something in my body “snapped” and the queasiness took hold in a frightening method. If I had known then that it would last without relief, for months straight I do not know if I could have borne it.
When I could not stop throwing up and couldn’t eat and it had actually been three weeks – that was when I encountered the first doctor who said, “Well, if there’s something I understand that makes pregnant women ill as dogs, it’s progesterone. I ‘d look there first, if you need to know why you cannot stop vomiting.” I stopped the cream on October 26, 2003.
The bad news, which I got soon after, was that progesterone cream develops in the tissues and takes anywhere from three to 6 months to be cleared by the body. This timeline wound up being almost precisely true for me. I was sick, ill, sick up until about two weeks earlier.
The symptoms during those 6 months of illness as I rebounded from the cream are practically too many to list, but they include: severe nausea and vomiting, gastro-intestinal problems (marked heartburn, bouts of diarrhea, and bouts of constipation), unmanageable shaking, acne and extremely oily skin, hirtuism, depression, anxiety, tingling/burning sensations on the back of my arms, neck, and head, sleeping disorders, hyper-sensitivity to medications and foods, hot flashes, and serious withdrawal symptoms. To my great relief, many all these concerns have finally, totally dealt with. Today, just the sleeping disorders stays.
It turns out that lots of individuals are having problem with natural progesterone cream. A hormone researcher verified that my symptoms were rather constant with excess progesterone.
On his website, Dr. Mark Rhodes composes:
” Many individuals overdose from extended use of progesterone cream. It is promoted so greatly, so easily available, so low-cost, therefore readily taken in. The genuine issue is several-fold in my viewpoint. It is tough to get a precise private dosage. Due to the fact that it does relieve a number of symptoms of estrogen dominance, I make sure that some use more than they should. However the most insidious issue originates from long-lasting use.
Numerous women who use a topical progesterone product wind up having it accumulate in their tissues. It then can release into the blood stream at very high levels. And we see this top-level release take place for months after the patient gives up application …”
By Cathy Groves