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Doctor insights on: How To Use Progesterone Cream And Chaste Tree Berry Together

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Is it safe to take chaste tree berry supplement with the medication geodon (ziprasidone)???

Is it safe to take chaste tree berry supplement with the medication geodon (ziprasidone)???

Chaste berry: Chaste berry refers to fruit of chaste tree. Http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=2358-0, 2330-1540 shows no interaction btwn chaste tree & Geodon (ziprasidone) (seroquel) which is used for bipolar disorder & schizophrenia among other indications. However, http://goo. Gl/kVyKmt suggests possible effect of chaste berry on dopamine & thus interaction w/antipsychotics. Best to discuss w/prescriber ...Read more

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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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Hi, I am trying for baby more than a year. I found fertile aid medicine. It hv got red clover, Siberian ginseng root extract, chaste tree berry, ginkgo?

Hi, I am trying for baby more than a year. I found fertile aid medicine. It hv got red clover, Siberian ginseng root extract, chaste tree berry, ginkgo?

May need: To see a fertility specialist. To make sure everything is functioning well. Also will provide educational information for you and your partner ...Read more

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And can u have a skipped period if u stop taking the chaste tree berry supplement after taking taking it for a while. Then start taking it again?

And can u have a skipped period if u stop taking the chaste tree berry supplement after taking taking it for a while. Then start taking it again?

Unpredictable: There are so many reasons for skipping a period (pregnancy is the most common), maybe your chasteberry sup could be involved. But chasteberry has no proven or predictable effect on menstrual periods, so I'd consider 10 other reasons first. If you are sexually active, a pregnancy test is step 1, and good wishes. ...Read more

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Can I take Chaste Tree Berry for PMS symptoms such as anger and frustration? I'm on Lexapro and going to switch to Paxil (paroxetine)

Can I take Chaste Tree Berry for PMS symptoms such as anger and frustration? I'm on Lexapro and going to switch to Paxil (paroxetine)

May cause issues: It seems to affect a chemical in the brain called dopamine. Some medications for mental disorders help to decrease dopamine. Taking vitex agnus-castus (chaste tree berry)along with medications for mental conditions might decrease the effectiveness of some medications for mental condition. ...Read more

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Can you use Chaste Tree Berry supplement while taking birth control pills?

Can you use Chaste Tree Berry supplement while taking birth control pills?

NO: Chaste Tree Berry should not be taken together with birth control pills. Both effect hormonal levels, and should not be taken together. ...Read more

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Estrogen pessary and progesterone cream, can both be used together to alleviate menopausal dryness and lack of libido? Or is it dangerous combination?

Estrogen pessary and progesterone cream, can both be used together to alleviate menopausal dryness and lack of libido? Or is it dangerous combination?

D/w doctor: Vaginal estrogen cream is usually the treatment of choice for women who have only vaginal dryness, if other symptoms occur then systemic hormones with estrogen and progesterone- (only if uterus is still intact)- are used. A pessary is a device insterted in the vaginal to hold up a bladder or tissue that has fallen down and it does not have any hormones. Women with multiple childbirths may need. ...Read more

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Is there a natural supplement for lowering female libido? (besides chaste tree berry? , I'm on birth control pills)

Is there a natural supplement for lowering female libido? (besides chaste tree berry? , I'm on birth control pills)

Anaphrodisiacs: Licorice root has been said to have properties to lower female libido and is safer than chaste tree berry. Another is Nymphea Odorata. None of these have been proven to be effective. ...Read more

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Been off 3mo lupron (leuprolide) for 3+ mo. Okay to use progesterone cream w/ vitex to help kickstart my af? Or one or the other? My husband & I are ttc.

Been off 3mo lupron (leuprolide) for 3+ mo. Okay to use progesterone cream w/ vitex to help kickstart my af? Or one or the other? My husband & I are ttc.

Not good option: After Lupron (leuprolide) for three months, and Progesterone is not good option to start your period. It is because you are not ovulating during these period, you need combination both estrogen and progeserone to bring your first period. The better choice is ocp. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to use progesterone cream while taking the progestogen-only pill? I use the cream for hot flushes and the pill for painful periods

Is it dangerous to use progesterone cream while taking the progestogen-only pill? I use the cream for hot flushes and the pill for painful periods

Not dangerous: You can take both at the same time but the Progesterone cream will not help you with the hot flashes. Also the Progesterone only pills have some limitations/side effects. If there are no contraindication to take bcp that contain estrogen those birth control pills might be a better option. ...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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What are the risks of using progesterone cream?

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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Do progesterone creams work to help low libido?

Do progesterone creams work to help low libido?

Usually not: The over the counter Progesterone creams from reliable companies do contain Progesterone if it is listed as an ingredient and it usually does not help libido. Be sure that it does not have parabens as a preservative because they have be suspected of causing breast cancer. ...Read more

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Are progesterone creams good menopause treatments?

Are progesterone creams good menopause treatments?

Not very good: In natural or surgical menopause (removal of both ovaries) the problem is lack of estrogen. Giving estrogen to women who have not had their uterus removed (hysterectomy) increases the risk of uterine cancer, so we give Progesterone or synthetic progestins to protect the uterus. Progesterone as skin cream is not enough to protect the uterus, but can reduce hot flashes and does not prevent bone loss. ...Read more

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Does progesterone cream increase risk of pregnancy?

It depends when used: Progesterone supplementation after ovulation can increase the chance for implantation and ongoing pregnancy in women with a luteal phase deficiency (suboptimal Progesterone production). Progesterone taken prior to ovulation may cause the endometrium to become secretory and may lower the chance for conception. Progesterone cream alone should not be used for contraception. ...Read more

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Please suggest a natural progesterone cream to improve skin tone.

Please suggest a natural progesterone cream to improve skin tone.

Don't use it: 'natural progesterone' does not contain any Progesterone at all, and often contain plant extracts that are estrogenic in effect. In any event they do nothing to improve skin tone. ...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 is the standard starting dose of progesterone bioidentical hormone cream?

What is the standard starting dose of progesterone bioidentical hormone cream?

See below: Knowing your present level help direct treatment...Saliva testing can help tell you what is out of balance. This tells you how much free hormone is available, and then with the help of some one experienced in natural hormone therapy many corrections can be corrected. ...Read more

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I got natural progesterone vag gel as well. But can estrail cream increase my bodys estrogen level?

I got natural progesterone vag gel as well. But can estrail cream increase my bodys estrogen level?

Estrogen: Estrogen cream could increase body estrogen blood levels. At 36, did you have an operation? Are you treating vaginal dryness, birth control? it depends. ...Read more

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When taking natural progesterone cream while trying to concieve when. Should I start and stop taking it each cycle?

Be wary of "natural": The only 'natural' Progesterone is the kind your body makes when you get pregnant. Whatever you are buying that isn't fda-approved does not have the same rigorous testing as those your doc would prescribe. Very few people actually need Progesterone for what's called a 'luteal phase defect.' if you haven't had multiple early miscarriages, it probably won't help. Talk to your doc about pregnancy. ...Read more

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Having rusty brown followed by black spotting 5 days before period. Progesterone on cd 21 was 9. Should I try OTC progesterone cream?

You need to: See your gyn for treatment and use script progesterine if necessary and be floolwed as u may it may need to be increased do not self tx this. ...Read more

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Emirita makes a new estradiol cream, I have tried their progesterone cream with no benefits, would the estradiol cream be worth trying?

Emirita makes a new estradiol cream, I have tried their progesterone cream with no benefits, would the estradiol cream be worth trying?

No: Please see your gyn so you can get your hormone levels checked by blood work-not saliva like some people do and your gyn can prescribe what hormones you need or you may want to go with bio-identical hormones, but either way you need blood work 1st. ...Read more

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Day21 Progesterone 15.8 Estrogen 380, I am 39 ttc are these nbrs ok or will the high estrogen inhibit conception? Do I need progesterone cream?

Day21 Progesterone 15.8 Estrogen 380, I am 39 ttc are these nbrs ok or will the high estrogen inhibit conception? Do I need progesterone cream?

Day 21 P: A day 21 Progesterone of 15 is high enough to indicate that ovulation likely occurred. We can now draw conclusions based on a Estrogen level. Based on this information we can not conclude that Progesterone cream is needed but you can discuss that with your treating Obgyn ...Read more

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Taking 100mg progesterone cream days 14-28, usually start day 29, 3rd month with cream now at day 48 no period and neg. PT. Stop or continue cream?

I would ask: Your prescribing doctor on this, and not take online advice - hard to know the best next step without an exam and some medical history. ...Read more

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I don't know why I have a sandpaper itchy face recently. It is on and off. I don't know if it is something serious or use of progesterone cream.?

I don't know why I have a sandpaper itchy face recently. It is on and off. I don't know if it is something serious or use of progesterone cream.?

Where is progesteron: Where are you using Progesterone cream on face? Progesterone cream is be use on abdominal areas, and quality varies widely. Vstop Progesterone cream temporarily and see if there is difference. Cerave or other moisturizers along with flaxseed powder with omega 6 fatty acids will help. ...Read more

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Been TTC for 6 months. Considering using progesterone cream after ovulation. Seem to have a normal L phase length but maybe will help? Viable option?

Luteal defect: Progesterone will not help unless you have LPD (luteal phase defect), and can only be diagnosed by an endometrial biopsy and serial Progesterone in the luteal phase. The literature questions the validity of this diagnosis, nevertheless after making the diagnosis I've helped many couples conceive by using vaginal progesterone. ...Read more

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