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How To Counteract Effects Of Progesterone
Will taking regular rounds of progesterone to force a cycle help counteract my pcos? I have not had a period since june 2012 and want to get pregnant.
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
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
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
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
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
I have been prescribed 1ML of progesterone creme twice daily to help control menopausal symptoms is this safe, what are the side effects?
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
Does the progestin only pill have effects on your estrogen levels? I know its meant to affect progesterone only, but are there any inadvertent effects
Hormones interact: No direct effect but all hormones interact. You need to be more specific in what are your concerns ...Read more
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
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
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
Safe: If you are inquiring about effects that are either unpleasant or dangerous, there really are no important ones. ...Read more
Can natural progesterone cream offset the negative effects of synthetic progestin (legonorgestrel)?
No: No. They are both progestins. The cream will work locally but do the same thing. ...Read more
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
Possible: Clumping, small discharge. It's very safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can there be any adverse effects to a mistake double dose of prometrium (micronized progesterone)?
No: It won;t hurt you. Sometimes it might make you tired or dizzy but that will go away. ...Read more
Are there any adverse effects if I accidentally took a double dose of prometrium (micronized progesterone)?
Side effects listed on prometrium (micronized progesterone) say urinary problems does that include frequency?
Very very: Unusual, i'd look for another reason.Get a more detailed answer ›
What are the side effects of using progesterone after IUI (also using puregon & ovidrel injections) last IUI was unsuccessful.
I have been taking bio identical progesterone 50 mg before bed for about 5 years for hot flashes; it's made of wild yams. My? Is side effects.
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
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