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What is the best way to reverse side effects of natural progesterone cream?

What is the best way to reverse side effects of natural 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 more

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Dr. Seth Derman
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Progesterone (Definition)

Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly ...Read more


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If your taking prometrium (micronized progesterone) & estradiol cream for perimenopause symptoms while still menstruating, what's the best way to take these both?

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

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How do I use progesterone cream?

How do I use progesterone cream?

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

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Where can I buy progesterone cream?

Where can I buy progesterone cream?

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

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What are the benefits of using progesterone cream?

What are the benefits of using progesterone cream?

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 more

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What natural progesterone cream would you recommed?

What natural progesterone cream would you recommed?

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

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How can you use progesterone cream..Need serious medical advice?

Why use it ?: The purpose in using it is not clear from the qustion. Some situations warrant vaginal use for fertility medicl advice may be needed. ...Read more

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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?

No: Progesterone is a naturally occurring hormone, and there do not appear to be any side effects from taking it during pregnancy. If your Progesterone level is low, taking supplements can help prevent miscarriage. ...Read more

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What are the risks of using progesterone cream?

Not absorbed: Progesterone cream is not very well absorbed from the skin. Therefore, you have no way of knowing how it affects your body. It is not recommended. ...Read more

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Can progesterone cream be used while on bcp?

Yes: But remember that the birth control pill is providing high levels of Progesterone already, much higher than what your body would be producing. Your young, it would be safe in the short run, but there is nothing to gain unless ur doctor has another plan. Gd luck. ...Read more

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Are there side effects of progesterone cream?

Are there side effects of progesterone cream?

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 more

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Are there any side effects of overdosing on progesterone cream?

Are there any side effects of overdosing on progesterone cream?

Not really: First of all, it is very hard to overdose on the cream and secondly Progesterone is very bening. However, if one uses it inapropriately in terms of timing it can alter cycles and make timing very confusing. ...Read more

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Need to take progesterone cream. Are there dangerous side effects?

No!: Progesterone creams used intravaginally for 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 more

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I am 30 years old and im not going thru menopause, can I use a progesterone cream ?

Yes: Especially if you have irregular or anovulatory cycles. A quality Progesterone appropriately used may be of benefit. ...Read more

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I am 31 years old and im not going though menopause, can I still use a progesterone cream ?

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

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What are the benefits and drawbacks of taking oral bio identical progesterone relative to cream?

Oral progesterone: is metabolized by the liver to pregnenolone which helps with sleep. This is both a pro and a con- Sleep is very important ,and I think outweighs the negative effect of the liver metabolism. ...Read more

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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