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Best Progesterone Cream
Lower the dose: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If your taking prometrium (micronized progesterone) & estradiol cream for perimenopause symptoms while still menstruating, what's the best way to take these both?
Specialist: That really requires a specialist and individual care. If your periods are regular sometimes timing the Estradiol to your natural body and the Prometrium (micronized progesterone) to your natural period is easiest. Sometimes daily Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is easiest to try to get rid of your period. It takes a little trial and error in the perimenopause to get a good regimen for you. ...Read more
What for?: If you are using a prescription progesterone for luteal supplementation (such as Crinone (progesterone gel) (r) gel) it is inserted in the vagina with an applicator, usually in the evening. If you are using any other cream for other purposes you will have to ask the doctor that recommended it. ...Read more
A pharmacy: With a prescription, you can buy it at most pharmacies. If you don't have a prescription and need one, you can see your doctor or call Health-Tap Concierge. You can chat, or do a video consult with a doctor in your state who can prescribe you progesterone cream if appropriate. Or you can drive to Mexico and buy it in a Mexican Pharmacy without a prescription. Best wishes! ...Read more
May/may not b good: Progesterone vaginal gel - brand name crinone, (progesterone gel) is an fda approved medication for the use of hormonal support during fertility treatment and also for hormone replacement and to induce bleeding in some women who do not have a period (pcos for example). Progesterone cream applied to the skin is used sometimes for menopausal hormone replacement but this use is not well-established. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None of them!: 'natural' Progesterone creams do not contain progesterone, they contain plant products that may-or-may not have progestogenic effects. Sadly, many (such as mexican yam products) contain compounds that are actually estrogenic in action. Please - talk with a doctor who can prescribe Progesterone if you need it. ...Read more
My progesterone was tested at .16 and it was suggested i try natural progesterone cream. What would be the recommended dosage to use. I see 40mg.
I am currently taking 25mg of progesterone cream three times a day and 50mg of natural progesterone at bedtime for low progesterone. Is this to much?
Usually not: A short answer is 'few to none.' it may depend on what cream you use, where you use/apply it, how often, and for what purpose. Progesterone creams used intravaginallyfor women sometimes give mild itching or irritation, the gels also may 'clump' and give discharge. On the skin, irritation sometimes occurs. There are no medically important risks or major side effects to these creams. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely Yes: Bioidentical Progesterone for details seek dr john lee's information at www.Johnleemd.Com. This cream can be taken in cyclical fashion and it reduces your risk of breast cancer 50%, strengthen bone at 3% per year, elevates mood, reduces body fat and only side effect is sleepiness so put it on at bedtime and use it to good advantage. ...Read more
Does natural progesterone cream really help in correcting an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone?
Usually : If you do not ovulate or if you make a lot of estrogen, Progesterone can help calm your body from the overstimulation of the estrogen. However, during a normal menstrual cycle the Progesterone levels can vary greatly so you will have to find the right dose and the right timing of the progesterone. Also, get a Progesterone that does not have the preservatives called parabens which may cause cancer. ...Read more
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