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A 26-year-old female asked:

how can i increase my progesterone. any otc's i can take?

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Dr. Vijaya Sikand
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Progesterone: If you are generally healthy, there is no need for you to take anything to increase the amount of progesterone in your body.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

If natural progesterone is so wonderful, why isn't it used by my doctor ?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Is it so?: While there are some industry-based studies which suggest that natural Progesterone when combined with percutaneous estrogen is associated with a decreased risk of blood clots, most of the time it is the effect of Progesterone that is needed, and synthetic substitutes have this same effect on the receptors for the natural hormone.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of taking progesterone?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Side effects: Side effects of Progesterone are usually mild, such as fatigue, sleep disturbance, and delayed menses. More serious side effects are rare.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Are there foods which contain progesterone?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Yes, but food sources of Progesterone are very weak.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

I'm having an issue with bioidentical progesterone and having trouble with progesterone doses, how should I regulate it?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Lang
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Varies: During the normal menstrual cycle, Progesterone levels vary greatly. Thus, for many women who use Progesterone the dose has to vary depending on estrogen levels and other factors. For adjustments, cream rather than capsules allow for better regulation of dose. Generally start with a low dose such as 1/8 teaspoon of Progesterone cream. And work up slowly.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to take too much progesterone?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Saima Farghani
Specializes in Endocrinology
Progesterone: Yes if your r on Progesterone based contraceptives and taking a higher dose.

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