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Doctor insights on: How To Counteract Effects Of Progesterone

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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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What effects does high progesterone have?

What effects does high progesterone have?

Various: High Progesterone levels can be a contraceptive, and are used as such by gyn's. Other effects may include tiredness, vaginal dryness, high Insulin levels, decreased Insulin sensitivity, weight gain, reduced sex drive and depression. Is your Progesterone level high or have you been taking Progesterone for some reason? Either way, consult your gyn doc. ...Read more

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Will the effects of overdose of progesterone gradually decrease with time?

Will the effects of overdose of progesterone gradually decrease with time?

Yes: You'd have to take a lot of Progesterone to overdose, as high doses are frequently given for patients undergoing chemotherapy, etc. But to answer your question, yes over time the effects of Progesterone do diminish. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of progesterone? What effects does it take on the body?

What is the purpose of progesterone? What effects does it take on the body?

Periods: Progesterone causes you to lose the lining of your uterus and have a period. It helps protect you from uterine cancer. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of progesterone?

What are the side effects of progesterone?

GERD/vaginal dischar: Vaginal Progesterone (prochieve or crinone) is a very safe and effective intervention to prevent preterm birth in women with asymptomatic short cervix! Topical irritation or discharge can occur but are rarely a cause to stop the therapy. If you have gerd (reflux) or constipation the extra Progesterone will make them worse. Talk to your obstetrician to determine if this is a good idea for you. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking progesterone?

Side effects: Side effects of Progesterone are usually mild, such as fatigue, sleep disturbance, and delayed menses. More serious side effects are rare. ...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?

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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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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What are the effects (good and bad) of using over-the-counter progesterone cream for estrogen dominance?

What are the effects (good and bad) of using over-the-counter progesterone cream for estrogen dominance?

OTC progesterone: The bad: they rarely contain progesterone, when they do you don't know how much is being delivered, 'estrogen dominance' is not a disease or well-defined abnormailty. Women with amenorrhea because of ovulatory problems can get good help in lots of ways, these creams are not one of them. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed 1ML of progesterone creme twice daily to help control menopausal symptoms is this safe, what are the side effects?

Progesterone: Please go online and read all you can about effects of progesterone.

Then you need to find out why your did not discuss this properly with you!! ...Read more

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What side effects should I be concerned about with Progestrone 100 mg ev other day versus bioidentical Progesterone? Age 59, no female surgeries.

What side effects should I be concerned about with Progestrone 100 mg ev other day versus bioidentical Progesterone? Age 59, no female surgeries.

Bioidentical hormone: Bio identical hormone therapy has risks just like pharmaceutical hormones. The hormones have hormone actions just like pharmaceutical hormone replacement, but with less standardization and safety standards. They have side effects and risks, just as pharmaceutical replacement. If you need hormone replacement, I would recommend regulated hormone replacement vs. Unregulated hormone replacement ...Read more

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43yold taking 200mg progesterone (day1-15)-400mg (day15-28)and dhea 50mg x2yrs-from compounding pharmacy. Can I just stop taking? Side effects of stop?

Unclear: It is not clear why you are taking this particular regimen. This is not a very common combination for a 43 year old. Before stopping a medication I recommend discussing with the prescribing doctor. It is important to know why you are taking these medication before we could advise someone to stop them. ...Read more

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What are the effects for for each of these hormones estrogen, progesterone, gonadotropins?

What are the effects for for each of these hormones estrogen, progesterone, gonadotropins?

Varied.: Estrogen: feminization of sexual tissues, fertility, uterine contractions, vasodilatation, hepatic stimulation, lower seizure threshold, strengthening of bones, breast/endometrial/ovarian tumorigenesis.
Progesterone: support pregnancy, implantation, keeps pregnant cervix closed, immunosuppressant, muscle relaxant, prothrombotic, prevents breast cancer.
Gonadotrohins: menarche, stimulate ovaries. ...Read more

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Are there risks or side effects of using progesterone cream (wild yam)?

These may be: Used for a variety of conditions, but the only one that has any shred of scientific backing is local estrogen supplementation in early menopause-- but even here the scientific evidence doesn't back up the claims. The risks include stimulation of estrogen sensitive malignancies. Also they should be avoided in pregnancy and breast feeding. In summary, probably a waste of money. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of being on prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

What are the side effects of being on prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

Safe: If you are inquiring about effects that are either unpleasant or dangerous, there really are no important ones. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of prometrium (micronized progesterone) and do they go away after continued use?

What are the side effects of prometrium (micronized progesterone) and do they go away after continued use?

A few: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) may make some individuals very dizzy and very tired. I normally have my patients take the Prometrium (micronized progesterone) right before bedtime on an empty stomach. If this does not improve the side effects then consider taking the Prometrium (micronized progesterone) vaginally. ...Read more

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Crinone (progesterone gel) drug prescribed for my husband. Any side effects to make sex unwise?

Crinone (progesterone gel) drug prescribed for my husband. Any side effects to make sex unwise?

Condom use: Would be advised, and you want to have intercourse before putting the med in rather than right after insertion and oral sex not recommended while on the drug. ...Read more

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Are there any adverse effects if I accidentally took a double dose of prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

Unlikely: Depends what you are using it for, pregnancy support or to induce a period, but a double dose shouldn't affect either. ...Read more

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43yrold-progesterone 200mg (day1-15)-400mg (day15-28)and dhea 50mg-for PMS symptoms x2yrs. What happens if I quit cold turkey? What will side effects be?

43yrold-progesterone 200mg (day1-15)-400mg (day15-28)and dhea 50mg-for PMS symptoms x2yrs. What happens if I quit cold turkey? What will side effects be?

Why cold turkey?: Discuss with your GYN about changing your hormone regimen. You have an interesting combination since the progesterone is likely turning down (if not off) your natural estrogen/progesterone production while the DHEA is a precursor for hormone production. If it's doing anything for you, stopping cold turkey is going to leave you feeling fairly crummy. ...Read more

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What does prometrium (micronized progesterone) do for 62 yr old post menopause, will it cause any side effects?

What does prometrium (micronized progesterone) do for 62 yr old post menopause, will it cause any side effects?

Nothing: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is a synthetic progesterone. It needs estrogen to work. At age 62, after menopause, estrogen production is low and Prometrium (micronized progesterone) will generally not have any effect. The question is why would one take Prometrium (micronized progesterone) at age 62? I cannot think of reason! ...Read more