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Extremely High Estrogen And Early Menopause?

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Tell me more about progesterone cream- I'm interested.

Dr. Lee has a book called "Everything you want to know about menopause that your doctor didn't tell you." I went to a womens seminar several years ago and bought it. Progest was one of the creams that is rated high in that book. Some creams have almost 0 progesterone. in them. I also used it for pain. I was not taking enough calcium and had hip pain and back pain. It took the pain away. They say it helps build bone. Even my brother had a back ache and I put a dab on his back and he got some he said he helped him and others. They should have the book at the library. LindaLee

You can buy a natural Progesterone cream with the brand name Emerita at WholeFoods and online. I don't know if its gluten-free or not, though. It can be applied topically during the luteal phase of your natural cycle and may help reduce menopausal symptoms.

If you use this stuff and are ttc it is important to make sure you use natural Progesterone and not synthetic. Although these are the same molecule, for whatever reason our bodies recognize the synthetic as something different and it is not safe to use while ttc. Natural is OK though.

-- Alexandra

That is the brand that I used. Is it gluten free? I haven't called about it since being on this gluten-free diet? Lindalee

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WOW!!!! Thanks Alexandra! That was great info!!!!!

You bet (unfortunately as you can see I've been at this ttc stuff far too long!). Good luck to you!

Also, I love your "signature" (about the fast food), or whatever that's called!

-- Alexandra

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well- I have a bit of good news I hope. Since the Provera induced period I have had two completely normal menstrual cycles! I'll tell ya- most women complain about their period but I was just so happy to have one that it actually felt good!

I see the reproductive endocrinologist tomorrow so keep your fingers crossed!

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I second the recommendation from CarlaB regarding reading the book "What Your Doctor Might Not Tell You About Premenopause". I just finished an intense scan of the book last night and there is alot of helpful advice and direction about hormonal imbalance and how to get back on track. If you are between 20 and 50, good book to keep on hand as a reference.

What ever you do, please look into natural options before taking a synthetic hormone...it really is playing with fire.

Best wishes and know that you are not the only one going through this and most don't even know it!

Kim

I use progesterone cream and it really helps. I chart my temperatures and start using it when my temp. shifts upward. That would be about halfway through the cycle, during the luteal phase. Stop using it the day before your period starts (or the day of if you didn't already!).

I think going gluten-free has changed my hormones. I have also stopped having night sweats and hot flashes, well, mostly, I had one the other night. My temps are more normal.

Most people who have hormones out of balance will have too much estrogen because of all the environmental sources of it. I read a good book called something like What Your Doctor Might Not Tell You About Premenopause. Even though it's written by a doc, it's mostly natural remedies. It's this book that actually helped me to discover my gluten intolerance.

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