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How To Get Off Xanax With Natural Progesterone
I just started using a natural progesterone cream. Is there any interaction taking an occasional Xanax (alprazolam) along with the cream?
No: There are no known interactions between the two. However, if more than 'occasional, ' xanax (alprazolam) is not the greatest treatment for anxiety. In addition, if both drugs are prescribed, your pharmacy will automatically check all your prescriptions against each other for interactions and let you know before you even take one. If one is not prescribed, you shouldn't be taking it. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more
Should i have my estrogen and progesterone levels tested if my cortisol was high despite fasting and taking xanax before the blood was taken?
My progesterone level is low-17.5. Can I get pregnant naturally? Can you please suggest what I should do to get pregnant quick. Please help
Unclear results: Progesterone levels change throughout the menstrual cycle. Because of this there are not usually checked as a baseline marker to gauge fertility. They are often checked on menstrual day 21 to determine if ovulation occurred. A Progesterone above 10 on that day reflects ovulation. Clarify with the ordering physician why this test was done and what interpretation they have for the results. ...Read more
Is the progesterone natural cream good it all to get better with my hormones cause I need something to make me get pregnant am only 24 and nothing?
Find guy & have sex: So you'll need to have sex w/guy if you want to get pregnant, at least in traditional free way. Or you can try ART (artificial reproductive techniques) w/donated sperm. Infertility isn't diagnosed until you go 12mo of active attempts w/o success. Natural creams won't help. Go see your Family Doc, OB or PP to make sure you're healthy enough to conceive. Then start prenatal vitamins while trying to ...Read more
I'm 28 and have a daughter of 2, im more than 20 days late in my period. Can I use natural progesterone to get my period, I don't think im pregnant?
Check pregnancy test: The first thing to do is to check a home pregnancy test. If positive then you have your answer. If negative I would wait awhile before doing anything. Missing a period is common and if you normally have regular periods your body is likely to correct itself. If it does not come eventually Progesterone is one option but it would require a prescription from your doctor. ...Read more
I cannot get more that 2-3 hours of sleep every night. I havetried all the natural routes and had elavil, valium, xanax (alprazolam). Also, there is no psychological component. Nothing is helping. What should I do?
Med to consider:
I agree with dr koenigsber's recommendation for a formal sleep study a trial on all subsequent recommendations.
If a med is still needed, talk with your doctor about trying low dose Chlorpromazine 25-75mg at bedtime. ...Read more
I get my period symptoms but nothing drops. I'm in a stressful job. I used to take progesterone pills and that worked. Are there any natural ways?
Natural progesterone cream instead of prometrium (micronized progesterone) work? How do I get the progest. I need without prescription, is it worth using cream for infertility?
Drugs are similar: "Natural" Progesterone and Prometrium (micronized progesterone) are really the same medication. Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is the only brand name Progesterone in a micronized capsule. Normally Progesterone would be digested by the gut, so it needs to be made differently. For both these you would need a physician prescription, but there are lower doses, less refined alternatives available otc or online. Not infertility meds by themselves. ...Read more
I'm in menopause, take lamictal &wake up at 4, can't get back to sleep. I've practiced sleep hygiene, natural remedies &xanax. Would Ambien (zolpidem) work?
Bioidentical hormone: Menopause symptoms are caused by Estradiol and Progesterone deficiency. The best and most natural way to treat menopausal symptoms is by replacing those actual hormones. Bioidentical Estradiol and Progesterone are identical in molecular structure to hormones the body (the ovaries) used to produce before menopause. ...Read more
Me: 31, premature menopause, FSH is 120, amh is 0, 16. Medicine: estradiol, progesterone, dhea & coq10. Is there a chance I can get pregnant naturally?
Not really: There are botanical medicines which can help relax you, but xanax (alprazolam) is an extremely potent benzodiazepine that is synthesized in a lab. Although botanicals such as kava and passion flower can help with mild to moderate anxiety, their effects are not as strong or as targeted as those of xanax (alprazolam). There are also not as good research studies of the botanicals as there are for xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more
If you mean a psychologist, the answer is no
have you checked with an obstetrician? ...Read more
Depends: The Progesterone level peaks about a week after ovulation. If the Progesterone is low a week after you think you ovulated the chances are very low. However, if you ovulated very late your Progesterone will rise that much later. In that case it is possible to be pregnant even with a very low progesterone. ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam): Nope.Get a more detailed answer ›
Prometrium (micronized progesterone) : Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is progesterone. It is a prescription pill. ...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
In your system or on: Your person? If you have stolen or illegally obtained xanax (alprazolam) ; Adderall — that is a crime. If it is picked up on a urine drug screen ; is not prescribed for you there may be a cascade of negative effects (are you on parole? In a drug treatment program? Applying for a job? Have a job you may lose?), if you use good judgment then you will not face this type of dilemma. ...Read more
Passage of time: It depends on the sensitivity of the screening test. Urine can show positive for about a week after taking Xanax (alprazolam). There are other factors such as your overall health, liver condition and presence of other drugs competing for metabolism. Time is your best bet. ...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